A question on the minds of product planners, retailers and marketers everywhere, especially in the luxury sector is simmering: ‘Is Bling bouncing back?’ The answer appears to be yes…with a few new caveats. And where are we to find the validation of the answer? Qualitative research? Quantitative data mining and focus groups across a myriad of scientific disciplines? Well, not exactly, instead, as a start, one might find the answer supported by the very oracle of pop culture consumerism: Miss Britney Spears.
Since its release in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has become a Great British innovation success story, selling over million units in its first 12 months, and even sitting alongside the likes of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and will.i.am as a cover star on Wired magazine.
It has been two years since the final film was released, yet the magic of Harry Potter is still very much present. The lightening bolt scar and the round glasses are as ubiquitous now as they ever were, compared to such antiquated icons as Poirot’s moustache or Holmes’ deerstalker hat.