Our Insights

The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.

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Monday 03 December 2018

Growth in the era of “Walled Gardens”

The broader US AdTech eco-system will continue to witness major developments especially around the increasing dominance of Walled Gardens, with further industry growth

Monday 03 December 2018

Is Airbnb yearning for the dependability of Bricks and Mortar?

There was an intriguing announcement earlier this week that Airbnb was launching a major new initiative to design and build a new generation of millennial ready houses

Monday 26 November 2018

Bob the Coder

An upcoming boom in software serving the construction industry will drive several new billion dollar scale-ups in the coming decade

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Contactless coffee?

Interesting to see Costa Coffee's latest innovation aimed at driving a switch to reusable cups

Thursday 15 November 2018

The imperatives for retail leaders trading through uncertain times

Although there is much uncertainty surrounding the UK macro-economy, it is clear that for the retail industry, the next year will see some of the toughest trading conditions for a decade

Monday 12 November 2018

Digital innovation, where China's underdevelopment is an advantage

China's digital development has attracted global attention. Last week I joined a digital camp run by one of the leading global retailers in Shanghai to discuss the new retail brand, HEMA, launched by Alibaba

Monday 12 November 2018

Telecoms channel – Ripe for disintermediation

The results of our recent (2018) nationwide customer survey on telecoms retail experience are in and they don’t look good… not if you’re a telecoms operator

Monday 05 November 2018

AVs allow proposition reinvention, not just driver automation

As Henry Ford may have said: "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"

Monday 29 October 2018

Alibaba's JV with YNAP: a short-cut to bridge their trust gaps with Chinese shoppers and with brands

In OC&C’s recent research on Chinese luxury online shoppers, we found that International platforms like YNAP and Farfetch scored among top 5 for overall satisfaction by Chinese users

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Autonomous vehicles will clog our roads and line the pockets of maintenance and repair providers

Prepare for the mega traffic jam of the future. As cars become more and more available through on demand services we may see a tremendous rise in traffic. Up to 90% on some forecasts