We are a team of seasoned practitioners who bring senior
level attention to your unique Research and Branding challenges

OUR TOOLKIT

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Research

Applying a combination of relevant primary and secondary data to help map the market and understand your industry, competition, brand, users, and audiences

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Branding

Setting the foundation for your brand: your positioning (who you are and how you are different) and expression (your image, experience, and character)

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Content

Evaluating and optimizing your messaging, packaging, design, and communication efforts

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Innovation

Using insight-driven recommendations to help inform and guide your marketing, organizational, and brand activation

OUR PROCESS

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01.Exploration

Explore
Hypothesize
Prioritize
Research

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02.Evaluation

Discover
Connect
Interpret
Communicate

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03.Immersion

Disseminate
Collaborate
Challenge
Incubate

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04.Direction

Simplify
Organize
Strategize
Recommend

OUR EXPERTISE

We are a network of independent consultants dedicated to helping our clients with their branding and communication needs.

In our midst we have researchers, designers, journalists, and trend specialists. Every one of us loves what we do, and we all do great work. What makes us unique is our passion for culture and design. Principles of design guide our process and help us provide business recommendations that are clear, fresh, relevant, and practical.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

David Brooks wrote about metis in his book “Bobos in Paradise.” It refers to a certain quality that the French call savoir-faire. It describes a person with good judgment. Metis goes beyond book learning or epiphany. It is about pure practical knowledge. It is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and have the good instinct for where solutions lie. It refers to a level of expertise that lets one know where and when the rules should be followed and when they should be broken.
“I first read David Brooks’ Bobos in Paradise in 2002 and it immediately had an impact on how I contextualized my analyses.
However, it wasn’t until 2010 when I was studying the applications of Integrative Thinking that the meaning of metis truly resonated with me.
In today’s world where we are constantly bombarded with new and unprecedented challenges, having metis is a key competitive advantage for any decision maker and change agent. That is why I called our group metis and that is why I made sure each member of our collective has this unique characteristic.”
Founding Principal Mahta Emrani
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OUR THINKING

Attitudes Towards Fast Fashion | A Case Study
One of the promises of globalization has always been the hope for a better future. For those living in consumer economies, globalization has meant greater availability of goods at more affordable prices.
Can Past Research Guide Future Success?
It may be time to start re-examining some of the past thinking by providing a fresh perspective and new input that could help update or complement existing business frameworks.
Recognizing Technology As a ‘Socially Constructed Product’
Despite a wealth of information and past research available on diffusion of innovation, only a small fraction of innovations is embraced by the majority.
The Risk of Failure of Adoption
With all technological innovations, regardless of whether they are radical or incremental, there is always a risk of failure of adoption to the majority.

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