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GDR is a world-renowned trend forecaster predicting ve years into the product,
retail and hospitality future. We deliver essential insight into global best-in-
market innovation set within the context of consumer trends.
We aim to give con dence to senior decision-makers and global consumer brands
about where to innovate, adapt, change and invest resources wisely in the
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01_ Trend reporting - What’s out there that’s relevant to your sector
02_Trend Analysis - What you need to do to stay ahead
03_Trend Translation - Short-listing your creative partners
04_Trend Immersion - Retail Safaris
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01_Trend Reporting: Research is communicated to clients quarterly through impactful visual
presentations which inspire action. Clients also receive four printed copies of the Global
Innovation Report per year, featuring best in market retail, experiential, hospitality,
technology, service, point of sale and packaging innovations.
All visuals and project information are supplied directly by the designers, giving unique
insight into the background and rationale of each project.
02_Trend Analysis: Expert interpretation of trends and their relevance to your business.
Through interactive tailored seminars and workshops, GDR helps clients apply emerging
trends and develop real-time concrete solutions for future stores, hotels, malls, products,
communication strategies and services.
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03_Trend Translation Short-listing of world-class designers, architects and marketers.
Reassurance that you’re considering benchmarked agencies with superb track records, as
independently assessed by GDR and it’s clients over 17 years.
04_Trend Immersion Maximum e ciency and return on investment from retail safaris –
GDR delivers insight on what’s new and relevant in key destinations.
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01_ LeMeridian - Tailored research and consultancy on attracting cultural creatives led to LM100
02_ Barclays - Consultancy for ‘bank of the future’
03_Harrods - Consultancy input to Board provided stimulus for seasonal campaigns
04_Virgin Atlantic - Selection of agencies for lounges and in- ight
05_Moet Hennessy - Intelligence on new luxury markets & selection of creatives
06_O2 - Selecting architects for London’s premier conference venue - savings in 6 gures
07_McDonalds - Tailored research on kids & play aided development of McVillage
GDR input_Tailored report on attracting cultural creatives
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GDR input_Research and agency selection
GDR input_Consultancy to Board
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GDR input_Agency selection
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GDR input_Introduction to creative partner
GDR input_ Agency selection
GDR input_Tailored report on kids and play
“Flexibility, reliability and talent are di cult to nd in one proposition. Since 2004, GDR delivered
insightful reports, accurate consultancy and a relationship management de nitely at the highest
end of the trend research industry. Their performance rating at Philips Design is simply top.”
Design Director, Trend Research,
“The GDR report is a designer's roadmap to leading edge design. Each issue lls me with envy, lust,
pride and wrath.”
Creative Director EMEA,
NIKE Image Design
"You are more than a catalogue or referral service. You are a cultural barometer, which if used
correctly, enables a client to measure now and tomorrow."
VP New Ideas, Global Creative Director,
"When time is short and it seems like we haven't seen the outside world for days it is a refreshing
respite from the day to see the GDR team. The opportunity to view design excellence across a diverse
range of disciplines is invaluable. Whether it's creative, commercial or 'blue sky design' - we always
nd the presentation inspirational, thought provoking and commercially relevant to our ongoing
Marks & Spencer
“The Crown Estate is engaged on a transformation of retailing in Regent Street. GDR provide an
invaluable service both with their quarterly presentations and reports as well as on speci c tailored
projects. GDR has made us think “out of the box”.
Head of Regent Street Portfolio
The Crown Estate
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Founder and Managing Director
London WC1E 7JN
T +44 (0) 20 7580 5589
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