And the blurring of news and pop culture rages on. … What’s been a hotter global news story lately than Michael Jackson, the pop star of all pop stars? Our culture has even turned our journalists into pop personalities, speculating on their dating habits, their political leanings, questioning their fashion choices, even flagrantly invading their [...]
(I’m making a lot of appearances this week and people keep asking me to give them one pagers on the American mind and mood. Here’s what we pulled together most recently, as a crib sheet and a handout. I’m publishing it here in case you want 900 words on what to expect. [...]
Here are some of what I shared at our Trends 2009 breakfast at Manhatt’s Hotel Kitano this week:
•“We are living in a time when none of the old rules apply. We want and need change, but we’re also afraid of change—what if things get worse? Angst and hope live side by side today. It is [...]
It’s a fallacy to assume that trends are trivial. They’re much bigger than the vagaries of fashion, much more important than the latest foodie fad or the model of the moment. At Porter Novelli, we’re always looking out for them.
To get a glimpse of trends at work, just watch a flock of birds in flight, [...]