Through a robust application of a unique methodology, we use deep understanding of the future to solve our clients' business problems today.

Click the links below to see how our future understanding has helped our clients achieve their goals.

1. Strategic advice that makes a demonstrable difference

2. Keynote talks that inform and inspire

3. Marketing support that helps messages cut through

4. Inspiring talks for innovation workshops

5. Future audits that lead to awards

6. Future of… white-papers that support marketing

 

Or, view some client case studies

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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1. Strategic Advisory

1. Keynote Talks

Our founder, James Wallman, has given keynotes from Amsterdam to Berlin, Beijing, California, Helsinki and Las Vegas, to small groups, and to audiences of thousands. He specialises in bringing the future to life in a meaningful, useful, inspiring and informative way — and then showing what it means for you and your business.

Case study: Finland's largest food manufacturer and distributor SOK asked James Wallman to inspire them with a roadmap to the future of food at their annual conference in Helsinki. See video above.

Case study: Global event company Eventbrite hired James Wallman hold a "fireside conversation" with their CEO Julia Hartz at Collision Conference in Las Vegas. 

Case study: Global food retailer Spar invited James Wallman to tell them about the future of grocery retail at their annual conference in Brussels.


2. Innovation Workshops

The Future Is Here informs and inspires marketers, strategists, and innovators with insights and practical examples. Note: we include failures as well as successes, as we believe there is as much to learn from what doesn't work as much as what works (all too often, we hear about what works — and that misses learnings). The format that works best is a combination of a stimulus talk closely followed by workshopping the ideas.

Case study: Produce World is one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high quality fresh vegetables in Europe — but they're not sure what to do with their organic vegetable brand, Nature's Premium. In association with Chris Baylis Creative, The Future Is Here is helping them define their strategy, their positioning and their product.


1. Strategic Advisory

The off-site meeting for Design Hotels was held at their newest property, La Granja in Ibiza. The presentation about the future of business, and the discussions about the future of Design Hotels' business were held in, around, and near this building, set at the edge of the property, in the pine forest.

The off-site meeting for Design Hotels was held at their newest property, La Granja in Ibiza. The presentation about the future of business, and the discussions about the future of Design Hotels' business were held in, around, and near this building, set at the edge of the property, in the pine forest.

The Future Is Here brings in an intelligent, informed alternative perspective that leads to a better long-term vision and strategy. This work often includes creating a roadmap for successful 21st century businesses, and a roadmap for your business to be successful in the 21st century. This includes analysis of how these are similar and different from yours; identification of opportunity areas; proposal of specific strategies that will win.

Case study

  1. What was the problem you were hoping to solve? / What was the opportunity that you wanted to take advantage of?
     We wanted to raise discussion among our stakeholders about the future of the Finnish food. We wanted to create discussion that doesn't look in the past but reaches to the future and sees opportunities. We hope to stop the y pointless argumentation between actors and wish to lead the Finnish food sector to new era.
    2. Why did you not solve this internally? What was the reason for hiring me / the Future Is Here?
    We needed to have inspiration and innovative ideas to our work. Our aim is to create food manifesto, a vision for the Finnish food sector.

    3. What were the benefits of that decision? How is the Future Is Here making a difference?
     We were able to broaden our thinking and views. Future is Here provided us valuable information and innovative ideas about how to approach the issue.

 

 

Case study: when Design Hotels key strategic team had an offsite meeting in Ibiza to decide strategy, they asked The Future Is Here to present the future of business — with a particular focus on the platform revolution — and moderate a discussion about the future of their business. Click here to see the output from that full-day seminar.

Case study: The Future Is Here collaborated with media agency Blue 449 to advice £10-billion-revenue retail giant Dixons Carphone on a future-proof strategy. The key output was a white paper on the future of retail.

Case study: The Future Is Here's James Wallman is a board advisor to Texas-based travel tech startup KeepTrax

This video shows what KeepTrax does for users.

This video shows what KeepTrax can do for travel businesses.


4. Future Audit

James Wallman — auditing an idea that turned into an Retail Week award winner.

James Wallman — auditing an idea that turned into an Retail Week award winner.

Since 2004, we have analysed thousands of ideas, and worked out if they will catch on and be successful — or not. 

With a "future audit", The Future Is Here applies our bespoke method and advises on whether your product, service, or business model will work — and where it needs work harder.

Case study: James Wallman was a key advisor to the team that produced Sweet Shoppe, a future of retail concept that was developed into Selfridges' Fragrance Lab — which won Best Pop Up/ VM Solution Of The Year and UK Retail Interior Of The Year at the Retail Week Awards 2014.


5. Message & Marketing Support

In a busy world, it's hard to make your message cut through. Rather than shout louder than everyone else, smart brands realise it's better to say something that intrigues people, and creates conversation.

Case study: the UK's Yell Business hired us to create a multi-media report on the future of gender equality. For the full report, click here.