Navigating, Now.

Staying close to customers has never been more important.

Customer, Now.

Nothing is changing faster than ourselves.

Staying close to customers has never been more important. Companies that thrive, even during volatility, often succeed because they invest in their customer – and they’re able to anticipate core needs, even as they evolve. So what matters to customers right now? We’re exploring lock-down, and what follows it, from the customers’ perspective.

Episode 16

Reinforcing Myself

While the pandemic has stripped away our connection to much of the physical world, we are increasingly reliant on technology as a source of connection. As a result, it’s becoming easier to tune out who and what doesn’t align with our beliefs. Technology makes us comfortable by creating virtual worlds that are a reflection of our inner selves. The result: our own customized “echo chambers.” Echo chambers limit our exposure to ideas, voices, and others’ truths. We’re a world removed from people with different beliefs than our own. This week we explored what happens when we’re forced to look outward from our in-groups and echo chambers. We didn’t have to look far to find perfect testing conditions. Read more

Episode 15

The “Sustainability” disconnect

We explore the disconnect between how people vs. companies look at our environment. Read more

Episode 14

Living in the grey

Shifting from the hope of ‘normal’ to the dread of ‘what’s next?’ Read more

Episode 13

Embracing our truths

We go deeper with customers to discover how truth requires empathy Read more

Episode 12

Being authentically inclusive

For customers, inauthentic action is worse than inaction Read more

Episode 11

Believing our excuses

What makes change stick? And why do we resist real change? Read more

Episode 10

Projecting Injustice

The intersection between racial injustice, COVID-19, and the forces of change they represent Read more

Episode 09

Energy beyond the moment

Our energy persevere is fueled by something unexpected, and it’s in short supply Read more

Episode 08

Habits of control

Customers offset negative feelings from the pandemic with positive feelings they can create and control for themselves Read more

Episode 07

The widening empathy gap

People are experiencing the same thing very differently Read more

Episode 06

Guilt in everything

Discovering that guilt isn’t entirely successful at keeping us in check Read more

Episode 05

Humanity in the Balance

Tapping into customers’ imagination, creativity and perspective Read more

Episode 04

We Before Me

A growing sense of gratitude as a function of interdependency Read more

Episode 03

Survival of the Simplest

A surprising new version of success Read more

Episode 02

The Opposite is also true

Discovering a world of internal conflict Read more

Episode 01

Community as important as food

A collective need for community and solidarity. Read more

Insight, Now.

Insight is pivoting around a new normal.

Insight leaders at the world’s biggest brands are pivoting their methodologies and approaches to navigate what’s happening now. We’re sharing best practices from our clients and our colleagues, as a way to support the industry.

The Better Why

In this fast-changing world, nothing is changing faster than ourselves – both as customers, and as brands. For insights leaders and customer activists this presents a moment of accelerated change and opportunity. Are we ready? Read more

Demand Shock

Some companies are set up to manage disruption much better than others. Read more

Healthcare, Now. What we’ve discovered about coping in a crisis

C Space engages with hundreds of thousands of people – patients, caregivers and physicians – every day. They’re generating insights that are helping our clients understand how COVID-19 is affecting lives, informing and de-risking decisions about how to address those needs. Healthcare as we know it will be forever changed. Helping our healthcare clients anticipate future opportunities and mitigate risk has never been more urgent. Read more

The Crisis Playbook, Part 1: Business Tactics During, and After, COVID-19

How we work needs a radical rethink. To support our clients, we’re building a best practice playbook for businesses: how to navigate now and plan for what’s next. Read more

Customer Inside: A Practitioners Guide to Online Communities

Twenty years ago, when C Space pioneered online communities the landscape was unrecognizable from today. We partnered with the Market Research Society (MRS) and 130 client side practitioners to explore & understand how to get the most out of online communities (and the agencies that run them). Read more

Work, Now.

How we are pivoting with our clients.

How we are working with the world’s leading brands to keep them closer than ever to customers.

Leaning into Growth

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Modifying products and services for a digital world

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Breakthroughs for the future

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Standing Out in a Sea of COVID-19 Communications

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Customer, Now.

Nothing is changing faster than ourselves.What’s happening with customers right now and what should business do next?

Suddenly, these two questions became a lot more complicated; the answers require us to get beyond the numbers, headlines and hyperbole in search of simple, scalable human truths.

That’s why we’ve launched Customer, Now., a project to document, explore and understand lock-down, and what follows it, from the customers’ perspective.

Through our global communities, we are tapping into the human truths behind customers’ experiences in real-time; exploring their inner worlds more deeply, and creating fresh, generative insights and implications to share with our community.

There’s one guiding insight that’s immediately become clear: in this fast-changing situation, nothing is changing faster than ourselves. This is what we’re exploring through Customer, Now.

It’s not uniform change, nor is it constant. It’s an evolution of our inner lives, our relationships, family, friends, home, health, work and, inevitably, our customer behaviour. And it’s more rapid than we’ve ever seen before.

Through Customer, Now. we'll deliver to our community an insight, and its implications, every week. With this work, we have one simple aim: to drive a brighter, more progressive, customer-inspired version of tomorrow.