PSFK is the go-to source for new ideas and inspiration for creative professionals.
We provide readers, event attendees and clients with robust trend and innovation stimulus.
Over 1,000,000 readers from the design, digital, marketing, media and technology industries come to PSFK.com each month to read and share the emerging ideas that our editorial team identifies and publishes. We also publish a series of ‘Future of’ reports which have been underwritten by organizations such as United Nations, UNICEF and Microsoft. More info…
PSFK’s events team brings to life the ideas described each day on PSFK.com. We run single topic PSFK SALONS around the world and also host broader discussions at PSFK CONFERENCES in London, New York and San Francisco. We have created special PSFK events for brands including Nissan and Syfy. More info…
By leveraging our publishing process with our global network of experts, the consulting team at PSFK provides a range of offerings for companies. Services include trends research, product and service concepting, strategic planning, consumer insights research, branding and design development. Recent clients include American Express, Apple, Bosch, BMW, Gap, Levi’s, MTV, Nestle, Nike, Pepsi, Samsung. More info…
PSFK operates a network of global experts from a head office in New York. If you wish to contact our office, please use the contact form on the right or reach us via the information listed below.
PSFK LLC, 42 Bond Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012 USA
Other recent press mentions for Piers Fawkes and PSFK: AdAge, Asahi Shimbun, AdWeek, BBC, BevNet, Boston Globe, Brand Republic, Brand Strategy, Business Week, Campaign, CNBC, CNNMoney.com, Fast Company, Financial TimesDenver Post, Entrepreneur MagazineFortune, Huffington PostIndependent, Monocle Magazine and Wired.
PSFK’s founder Piers Fawkes is a regular speaker at conferences and private talks. He has spoken at the AAAA Account Planning Conference, Brand Licensing, Cellcom Israel 2010, Columbia University, Future Trends (06, 07, 08, 09), The Guardian’s Changing Advertising, Parsons The New School Of Design; as well as PSFK Conferences and PSFK Salons. Piers and PSFK team members are available for speaking engagements – contact Jeff Weiner for more information (email@example.com).
History of PSFK
PSFK began as a personal project of London-born New York-based Piers Fawkes in 2004 where he collected emerging ideas from around the world on a blog. His first collaborator was Simon King and Piers used their initials to name the site. Over time the site became popular as more content was published on a wide array of subjects by contributors from around the world.
In the summer of 2005, PSFK was first commissioned to provide trends research reports to Anheuser Busch about young adults in Europe. Our consultancy business has since grown and recently we have worked with global leaders including American Express, Apple, BMW, Pepsi and Target.
In March 2007 in New York, Piers Fawkes started the first of a series of conferences to bring to life the conversations that were taking place on the site. Since then, PSFK Conferences have taken place in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. Alongside these day long events are shorter PSFK Salons that focus on single subjects.
A key development in our story was the release of the Future of Retail report in spring 2010 which was widely read. This was followed up by the Future of Health report which PSFK created for UNICEF and the Future of Real-Time Information report for the United Nations’ Global Pulse team. 2011 saw the release of a second version of the Future of Retail report plus a Future of Gaming report.
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