Posts Tagged ‘consumer‘

Ready for 3-D printing?

In sintering-based 3-D printing technologies, for example, there are two major expense categories. The machines and their maintenance typically account for 40 to 60 percent of total printing costs. The materials used in the manufacturing process can account for 20 to 30 percent when using

Health-Minded Global Consumers Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

A willingness to pay a premium for health benefits is higher in developing markets than elsewhere. More than nine-in-10 respondents in Latin America (94%), Asia-Pacific (93%) and Africa/Middle East (92%) say they’re willing to pay more for foods with health attributes to some degree, compared

All eyes on the sharing Collaborative consumption: Technology makes it easier for people to rent items to each other. But as it grows, the “sharing economy” is hitting roadblocks.

VLF 2012: Seeing the Future with Gerd Leonhard

As seen on “Delegates at this year’s VLF heard from, Gerd Leonhard, described by the Wall Street Journal as one of the world’s leading futurists in the world, and author of The Future of Content (2011). Gerd outlined his vision for the future of

Screenagers – Brands and Trust

Found on new TFA network member Ajit Jaokar’s blog Open Gardens: “Trust and Brands are interwoven like the double helix of DNA.. A Brand is much more than the image, logo, name, awareness, experience, campaign, product or trademark. Whilst all of the above (and more)

Social Media Checklist – We’ve created an animation that sums up our Social Media Checklist. The report includes 12 actionable recommendations for brands, with case studies to help illustrate these ideas. To read more about it or to download the presentation, visit