The future? It’ll take care of itself. You need to take care of you.

The future? It’ll take care of itself. You need to take care of you.

If you feel that the chasmic changes we’re all experiencing will affect your relationship with your customers, now is the time to work on that issue. The future will take care of itself and you need to take care of you. What surprises our clients is how room44 pays...
Nothing changes by looking at it.

Nothing changes by looking at it.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller* When a crisis, calamity or catastrophe hits, you can be sure of one thing: there’ll be a load of...
2019: the year of ‘not another one’.

2019: the year of ‘not another one’.

Retail space is display space. Not selling space. It’s three years since British Home Stores went into administration. Three years, and so many signals that UK retail is not in a happy place, yet successive retail failures quickly followed. The demise of Toys ‘R’ Us...
‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

Go to a packaging or any other trade show, and see the plethora of ‘sustainable’ claims displayed on stands. The initiative to reduce consumption of virgin raw materials is well-intentioned. Consumers, aided by a gathering momentum around circular product design, have...
A strategy is an actionable plan that needs action.

A strategy is an actionable plan that needs action.

The ideas economy is great. Having ideas is where innovation-based strategy starts. The problem that business leaders have, is not looking for great ideas; it’s choosing one. Unless ideas translate into action, a launch and an experience that consumers value,...
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