TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR VIRTUAL FUTURE LAB METHOD

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Opticom

Don’t lose momentum, take this exceptional opportunity and reach out to your most important stakeholders. Meet, discuss, gain insights and inspire your target groups with our virtual meeting method. Mixing live broadcasting with interactive on-line discussions under the guidance of our experienced moderators.


Future Lab is a unique concept and a strategic communication platform that combines market research methodology, professional networking (in person, but for obvious reasons we’re now fo-cusing on our virtual on-line meetings) and efficient marketing tools. Future Lab enables a strong and long-lasting network with important stakeholders, and enhances presence and commitment by visualizing cor-porate values and ambitions. It’s also a natural part of the on-going strategic innovation work.


It’s not only about Covid-19, this is the way modern meetings should be. Time efficient, cost effi-cient. Flexible. And good for the environment. The Future Lab process is ideal when launching or testing new concepts, solutions or services. It increases strategic communication with key stakeholders and boosts knowledge about their expectations and requirements. The process also creates an open and innovative atmosphere designed to identify future trends and opportunities. Future Lab will help raise awareness and shows the market that your company is a front runner in the industry.


Opticom offers global research, consulting and communication services. Our mission is to help our customers improve their results by transforming data and knowledge into strategic advice and efficient communication. We are a truly global company covering over 30 nationalities active on four continents in more than 100 countries. Since our foundation in 1987 we have undertaken hundreds of international assignments around the world.


So why not take the initiative during these challenging circumstances? As we speak we are con-ducting several international research and marketing projects, and it’s proving easier than ever to get hold of people, since most are now working from home!

 

CONSUMERS ARE BECOMING IMPATIENT

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Opticom

Coke was found to be the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic waste, according to the charity Break Free from Plastic in 2019. For the second year in a row. But according to Coke´s head of sustainability “people still want plastic bottles”, when speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51197463).


As a renown global research company regularly interviewing consumers around the world, we know that is not the case. As a long term partner with the forest industry, we also know that there are fiber based solutions out there. Therefore it´s encouraging that Coke have joined the renewable packaging providers BillerudKorsnäs´s joint venture to develop a fiber based “paper bottles” with Carlsberg as one of the pioneers. (https://www.billerudkorsnas.com/media/news/2017/billerudkorsnas-joins-carlsberg-circular-community).


Because it´s time to act. Not only for Coke. Country after country is acting. EU have strict regulations on the way and even China, as one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has initiated a major plan to reduce the usage of plastics. But many brands are still far behind this movement. They just talk and highlight “future initiatives”. They will be punished, not only by the authorities, consumers will opt out of using plastic based materials. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2020/01/20/china-to-ban-all-single-use-plastics/#1886a5047293).


Fibers from well-managed, growing forests might not be the only solution towards a more sustainable world, but it will play a major role.

 
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