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Martin Raymond is the co-founder and Futures Director of The Future Laboratory, a UK-based consumer insight, trend forecasting and brand strategy agency. Clients include American Express, Louis Vuitton, Laurent-Perrier, Absolut, BMW, Lamborghini, Selfridges, British Airways, Procter & Gamble, Marks & Spencer, Standard Life Bank, HSBC and Condé Nast.

He is also Editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine, bi-annual trends, intelligence, consumer research and forecasting journal, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of LS:N Global, the online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal.

Martin has written several books, including CrEATe (Gestalten) and The Tomorrow People: Future consumers and how to read them today (Financial Times/Prentice Hall). The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (Laurence King), is the definitive work on trends and the trend forecasting arena.

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Martin is a regular media commentator on trends, consumer research and new business for the BBC, the BBC World Service programme Culture Shock, Channel 4 and ITV.

Born in Ireland, he moved to the UK in 1984 to work as a journalist in the design, fashion, film and video sectors. He founded VideoGraphic and later became an associate editor at Screen International. Martin went on to edit and re-launch Fashion Weekly, the UK’s fashion bu...

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