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My RW clients fall into several camps: political - no change in budgets, sustainability related - upping budgets to grab market share, entertainment - probably no change, though I've heard of future less program subcontracting and more done in house, which suits me. The rest are still waiting to see the effects of the steep downturn. For some it might mean an opportunity, for others disaster. For instance, will consumers cut back on holiday travel and invest in upgrading their sauna instead?

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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 11:35:42 AM EST
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I've heard various folk rumours about what folk 'will do'. Such as:

  1. People will spend money to renovate their homes rather than buying somewhere bigger.

  2. People will continue to spend money on hobbies, and because of this magazine subscriptions will stay robust.

  3. People will take holidays in the UK rather than abroad.

Considering that one person I know is on a three day week and another has been in manufacturing not-quite-redundancy job limbo for four months, and that these don't seem to be unusual experiences, I'm having trouble reconciling these suggestions with reality.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 12:47:59 PM EST
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I guess there are differences across the EU, and that these differences may be only time lags.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 01:07:42 PM EST
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