It’s official, at 6pm local time today, February 11, 2011 Hosni Mubarak resigned as President of Egypt. It took just 18 days to oust him after 30 years of rule. It’s being called the social network revolution ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 · Categories: Social Media & Networking News and World PoliticsMedia


In today’s Huffington Post, Martha Stewart has given a shout-out to food as a modern signifier of personal style. According to Martha, nowadays, not only are we what we eat we are also what we purchase at the supermarket or the farmer’s market

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 · Categories: Consumer IntelligenceFood and BeveragesFashionMarketing and AdvertisingRetail and E-tail

Big news in the media world this morning with the acquisition of internet newspaper, The Huffington Post by AOL in a deal said to be worth $315 million. I admit to having had a begrudging admiration for many years on The HuffPo’s founder and editor, Arianna Huffington, nee Stassinopoulous. Once described as “the most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus” Mrs Huffington has consistently managed to re-invent herself throughout both her work and personal lives.

Sunday, February 06, 2011 · Categories: Media

Why call this new website hall five? I considered a lot of possibilities, Global Network of Trend Forecasters, (GNTF)?, International Group of Trend Professionals (IGTP)?, Hmmmm? But I kept coming back to the same fact, that the only place I have ever come across a large group of trend professionals is at the fabric trade show, Premiere Vision held in the Parc d’Expositions in Northern Paris. Many of the world’s top trend companies have a booth at the fair in, yes, you’ve guessed it, Hall 5!


Saturday, February 05, 2011 · Categories: Textiles & Materials


The Superbowl being played this Sunday comes at the end of a particularly, even for The NFL, scandal-filled season which followed an even more scandalous off-season. That said, the number of women watching Sunday Night Football has risen by 23% in the past two years, making it the third most watched show on TV in the female 18 to 49 age range.

Friday, February 04, 2011 · Categories: Film and TelevisionConsumer IntelligenceSports and Fitness

Last night, finally saw The King’s Speech. It was wonderful… what struck me as I watched the film is that even in these days of Twitter, Facebook and Instant Messaging, the power of giving a great speech is still paramount.


Wednesday, February 02, 2011 · Categories: Film and TelevisionConsumer Intelligence


Shades of green look set to dominate the runways and red carpets of major events this season, maybe even The Superbowl.

Monday, January 17, 2011 · Categories: Consumer IntelligenceSports and FitnessTrend AnalysisColor Fashion



Anyone interesting in future trends is no doubt fascinated by social networking and its origins. There was a great article today in the New York Times about the falling-off in popularity of MySpace…

Thursday, January 13, 2011 · Categories: Social Media & Networking Consumer IntelligenceMarketing and Advertising

Hall Five, a place to meet trend forecasters is launched!

Sunday, January 09, 2011 · Categories:

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