Thomas Husson

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CMOs At Sustainable Brands Are Bold

Thomas Husson 5 days ago
In my recent report, “Embrace The Green Business Opportunity,” I demonstrated how new entrants and innovative brands, especially in Europe, are disrupting the status quo and becoming profitable sustainable businesses. This is not just about the iconic Patagonia, but also about Allbirds, Arcadia Power, Backmarket, BlaBlaCar, C’est qui le Patron?!, Ecotone, Enfuce, Frosch, Imperfect Foods, […]
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Danone, The Green Revolution, And The Next Wave Of Business Transformation

Thomas Husson March 22, 2021
Last Friday, my daughter — who will soon turn 15 — participated in her first demonstration, one organized by Fridays for Future. She’s passionate about climate change and biodiversity. I was 12 years old when the Chernobyl disaster occurred, but I was (and still am) passionate about politics. The fall of the Berlin Wall was […]
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How To Accelerate A Cultural Employee Experience Shift In Europe

Thomas Husson March 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the correlation between employee experience, customer experience, and overall business results is stronger than ever. Find out why.
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Multilocal Firms Will Emerge

Thomas Husson February 11, 2021

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The French Tech Ecosystem Is Booming, But …

Thomas Husson February 10, 2021
Despite new investments in French tech firms, political and business leaders must act boldly to save the European digital economy. Learn why.
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What To Expect From CES 2021

Thomas Husson January 8, 2021
For the first time ever, the Consumer Electronics Show will be a digital-only event. Like Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Viva Tech in Paris, or IFA in Berlin, this is one of the few key global technology and innovation events. Physical networking usually enables both startups and large companies to meet prospects, generate leads, sign […]
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Tendances 2021

Thomas Husson January 5, 2021
Il y a près d’un an déjà, je publiais un blog sur les tendances 2020. Ce matin, je découvre un article des Echos qui explique pourquoi l’ère des épidémies ne fait que commencer. La lecture de cet article m’inquiète mais paradoxalement ne me surprend pas. En l’espace de neuf mois, nous nous sommes habitués à […]
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EU Digital Markets And Services Acts: A Bold Move

Thomas Husson December 15, 2020
In a recent interview, French President Macron said, “The United States has the GAFA [Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon], China has the BATX [Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Xiaomi]. And Europe? We have the GDPR. It’s time to have our own technological sovereignty and not depend only on American or Chinese solutions!” As we recently analyzed […]
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2021 B2C Marketing Priorities In Europe

Thomas Husson November 18, 2020
How should European B2C marketing leaders prepare for 2021? Read our concise recommendations for B2C marketing success in the coming year.
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Europe’s Digital Renaissance Starts Now

Thomas Husson November 12, 2020
Europe has lost the battle for the digital consumer. But European firms now have a global opportunity. How can CMOs and business leaders seize it?
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Close The Gap Between Brand, Customer, And Employee Experiences

Thomas Husson October 29, 2020
Customer experience (CX) has become the number one business priority for marketers. The percentage of European B2C marketers considering improving CX as their company’s top business priority has jumped from 26% in 2019 to 46% in 2020. CMOs are fully aware of the importance of customer data to personalize experiences. The employee data tsunami is […]
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Europe Predictions 2021: Marketers Must Craft Experiences To Retain Contradictory Customers

Thomas Husson October 15, 2020
Every autumn, Forrester looks ahead to predict the major consumer, business, and technology trends that will shape the marketing landscape for the following year. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented political, social, economic, and healthcare disruption — and 2021 shows no signs of any of these trends slowing down. How, then, should European consumer […]
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Apple Keynote

Thomas Husson September 14, 2020
Apple’s “Time Flies” keynote will take place tomorrow, September 15, live from Apple Park: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/. I’ve been following Apple keynotes for many years (since at least 2005), and they often generate irrational expectations for disruptive, innovative products. Over the past few years, pundits have regularly questioned Apple’s ability to innovate while continuing to grow the […]
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It’s Time For CMOs To Pay More Attention To Employees

Thomas Husson August 26, 2020

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The Myth Of A World After: A European Recovery Perspective

Thomas Husson August 24, 2020

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De la Crise à la Résilience

Thomas Husson June 25, 2020
Je suis toujours circonspect quand on utilise le terme « résilience » car je l’associe comme beaucoup aux travaux du neuropsychiatre Boris Cyrulnik. J’ai donc relu son interview aux Echos où il anticipe un changement profond de nos modes de vie et de nos habitudes : « après une catastrophe, la vie reprend, mais pas comme avant – ce […]
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Le futur du travail commence maintenant

Thomas Husson May 26, 2020

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Sortir du confinement pour entrer dans la crise

Thomas Husson May 11, 2020
Bien qu’il y ait déjà plus de 12 millions de chômeurs partiels, de nombreux français ne semblent pas encore réaliser l’ampleur de la récession économique qui s’installe. Ils vont sortir progressivement du confinement pour entrer dans la crise, qui s’aggravera si la confiance n’est pas au rendez-vous ou si le déconfinement est trop progressif. Une […]
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COVID-19 Europe Outlook: Brands Must Adapt To Consumers’ New Focus On Values

Thomas Husson April 30, 2020
The etymology of the term “crisis” refers in Latin to a “turning point in a disease, that change which indicates recovery or death” but comes in fact from the ancient Greek krinein, “to judge.” By analogy, the massive economic crisis that will follow COVID-19 will dramatically accelerate existing gaps in how companies have adapted to […]
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Anticiper le monde d’après

Thomas Husson April 8, 2020
La crise que nous traversons, comme toute crise, est un moment unique pour prendre du recul et revenir à l’essentiel. Ce grand entretien de Pascal Picq, paléontologue, dans les Echos, est fascinant et remet en perspective la crise du coronavirus dans l’histoire de l’humanité et de son environnement. Cet autre article passionnant sur l’histoire des […]
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