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We are happy with the results and can recommend Demos Effect to anyone wanting to find innovative and scalable ways to improve customer behaviour.Heikki Valkjärvi, CEO, Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region HOAS
The project we had with Demos Effect really helped us in our strategy development and in creating new product and service concepts.Jouko Jokinen, Editor-in-Chief, Aamulehti
The meetings with Demos Effect were both thought-provoking and insightful.Richard Wright, Behavioural Science Director, Unilever
Especially useful for us was Demos Effect’s stakeholder workshop, where Demos invited our customers and potential partners. The way Demos brings people together and facilitates discussion is fresh and new.Sari Siitonen, Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs, Gasum
Demos Effect gave us a kickstart. They really helped us understand the scale of issues in our business as well as our customers.Tuulikki Markkula, Customer Relationship Director, Rautakesko
Practically all the concepts that emerged from our collaboration are now deployed. That's value for time and moneyJaana Korhola – Managing Director, Fazer Food Services
A new playing field for business is currently being defined, where rules are set by transformative megatrends. The demand for natural resources and energy is bypassing their supply for the first time in history, while digital services are turning industry after industry upside down. Consumer lifestyle choices are changing, and through social media, customers now have the power to demand what they want.
Forward-looking companies know that fighting these changes is useless. Instead, it’s necessary to understand what’s going on in the competitive environment and where things are headed. Furthermore, developing a solid understanding of customers’ needs is more important than ever.
This is where we can help.
Demos Effect is a management consulting firm with a mission for changing the way companies do business. We specialize in combining foresight research and co-creation methods with product, strategy and business model development. Our aim is to help companies turn consumer insights and foresight into future-proof business opportunities.
By working with us you will be able to shape your future instead of reacting to it. So don’t hesitate: Contact us today, and you’ll be shaping your tomorrow!
Fortum is an energy company with operation in Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Poland. In 2013, Fortum’s sales totalled EUR 6.1 billion. Demos Effect helps Fortum find new smarter ways to grow and engage in downstream innovation.
Fazer Food Services is the market leader in catering in the Nordic area, with restaurants in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and brands such as Amica. The company needed a way to change the increasing concern for the environment into business. A previously difficult task was overcome with Demos Effect’s approach.
“Practically all the concepts that emerged from our Demos Effect collaboration are employed in our restaurants in one way or another! We learned an entirely new approach to both sustainable food and to how to make a business out of it. That is value for time and money.”
Jaana Korhola, Managing Director, Fazer Food Services
Gasum develops the Finnish biogas industry and is the leading company in Finland serving biogas and liquefied natural gas. Demos Effect helped Gasum to deepen their understanding of megatrends, to recognize and prioritize their possibilities arising from these trends.”
“With Demos Effect we have deepened our understanding of megatrends and our ability to recognize new business opportunities, in addition to building a Smart Society -concept. Especially useful for us was Demos Effect’s stakeholder workshop, where Demos invited our customers and potential partners.”
Sari Siitonen, Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs, Gasum
Industry: Consumer goods
Unilever products have two billion users every day. The company joined Demos Effect to figure out how to change consumer groups behaviour to consume less natural resources by creating new business.
“The meetings I had with Demos Effect were both thought-provoking and insightful. They have impressive people who possess a rare mixture of environmental urgency as well as strong awareness of the needs of business.”
Richard Wright, Behavioural Science Director, Unilever
Industry: Hardware retail
Rautakesko is a hardware store giant from Finland. The company wanted to sell a new thing – energy-efficiency – to their customers. In the Demos Effect’s Smart Business workshop people throughout the organization were brought together to innovate and create business cases for the new markets.
“Demos Effect gave us a kickstart. They really helped us understand the scale of issues in our business as well as our customers. As a result we created an entirely new concept for shops.”
Tuulikki Markkula, Customer Relationship Director, Rautakesko