Home and Relationships Sector Snapshot: May 2023
3 May 2023
Home and Relationships Sector Snapshot: May 2023

How is a cost of living crisis changing dating? Why is everlasting love back on the agenda? What's driving people's interiors obsession? And why is parenting becoming more positive? Explore the key behaviours shaping people's domestic lives.

Rebecca Pol

​​Rebecca Pol is an international marketing and branding specialist with an ultra-niche in Gen Y parents. Her book, Millennial Parenting, was published with the international agency Borgerhoff & Lamberigts after six years of research among Gen Yers with kids. The main message of the book is that marketing towards parents should be inclusive with no gender division because there is no such thing as information that ‘suits’ birthing and non-birthing parents. If we approach all equal, equality can come into sight.

Dr. Amanda Gummer

Dr. Amanda Gummer is a psychologist and the founder of Fundamentally Children, Good Toy Guide, and Dr. Gummer's Good Play Guide. Her work focuses on de-risking product development and marketing through research and consultancy. A specialist in natural research with children, Dr. Gummer provides authentic insights and helps apply those insights to create tangible benefits for clients.

Eliza Filby

Dr. Eliza Filby is a historian of generations and contemporary values. She received her PhD from the University of Warwick and has taught at King’s College London and Renmin Uni in Beijing. She specialises in ‘generational intelligence’, enabling companies to understand generational shifts within consumerism, society, and the workplace. Eliza has worked with companies as varied as the UK’s Royal Household to the Harry Potter franchise. She has delivered speeches to the FT Forum and given evidence to the EU council and UK Parliament. She has written for The Financial Times and The Guardian, has a fortnightly newsletter, and hosts the It’s All Relative podcast.

Riani Kenyon

Riani Kenyon is a caffeinated Zillennial who is hopelessly addicted to The Sims 4 and binge-watches her latest anime obsession when she’s not busy bopping to early 2000’s K-pop. Beyond being a nerd, she has worked on initiatives for the UN Academic Impact and the UK Model WHO, and also explored politics while interning at the House of Commons.

Stefan Kelly

Stefan Kelly is a Senior Behavioural Analyst at Canvas8. Stefan has a background in behavioural science and psychology, and has spent most of his career researching how people form beliefs and make decisions. Now he spends most of his time trying to understand the interactions between identity, uncertainty and culture. After work, he's likely reading old psychiatry blogs, scouring 2nd hand clothing apps, or failing to get Arsenal tickets.

Flavia Russo

Flavia Russo is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. After gaining her MSc in international development from KCL, she worked as a translator and researcher in the non-profit and political risk sectors. There, she gained experience conducting qualitative and ethnographic research, from which her passion for analysing cultural and behavioural trends develops. When not working, Flavia loves spending time with her many cats and dogs, travelling to exotic locations, or playing tennis.

Bailey Bellingy

Bailey Bellingy is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. After completing a BSc in social sciences, she joined the world of cultural insights. Throughout her degree, Bailey gained experience across social research methods, focusing on sociology, gender, and race studies. With experience on a range of qualitative projects, her practice focuses on incorporating diverse narratives. Outside of Canvas8, she can be found stocking up on Glossier or browsing Jane’s Patisserie for recipes.