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Cautious optimism sets the pace for 2021 as the world reflects on the
challenges of 2020 and enters a hopeful year of economic rebound and
societal healing. Big change is already in motion. The United Kingdom exits
the European Union, a Biden-Harris administration assumes leadership, and
multiple promising COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the world—offering
a glimpse of a post-pandemic era.
The need for brands to plan ahead, understand consumer behaviors that
will stick, and employ creative innovation is more important than ever. “The
Future 100: 2021” previews 100 bitesize trends and changes to track this year.
Tech’s influence on culture and economies accelerates. Conferences,
festivals and brand launches turn to gaming as the chosen third space to reach
existing and new audiences (New gaming frontiers, page 9). Retailers merge
entertainment and ecommerce into engaging live digital experiences (Live
commerce, page 145). But amid the opportunities, new cautions arise, as
issues such as data sustainability (page 37) and deepfakes (page 42) dominate
conversations around how to create a safe and durable digital ecosystem.
Brand purpose goes mainstream, driven by ethical consumers who continue
to turn to businesses that reflect their values. This is being propelled by companies like Did They Help? keeping tabs on brands’ efforts—or failure—to
do good (Ethical scoreboard, page 81). Businesses are also looking at the
bigger picture, choosing to collaborate to tackle social and environmental
challenges (Branding together, page 73).
Health is elevated and now extends into every business. Expect to see
brands designing business plans and marketing around public health, and the
appointment of chief health officers (page 164) to the C-suite leadership team.
The report also includes 21 predictions from industry experts, weighing in on
their one big projection for 2021.
The road to recovery begins this year. Brands, leaders and individuals are
guiding us towards a hopeful journey that requires collaboration and resilience
in order to achieve restoration and betterment.
Global Director, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence
Friends of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School,
It is simply amazing to reflect on the worldwide changes and challenges of 2020. Now that 2021 is well underway, we are finally beginning to see positive trends that lead us to believe the 2021-22 school year will bring a return to our typical boarding school life.
The 2020-21 school year at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School has certainly been one of change, adaptability, and perseverance. We started the year with 408 students, with over 60 students spending at least part of the school year learning at a distance. Several students have still not yet been able to come to campus. The students on campus have been divided into cohorts to better manage the risk of exposure to all students and faculty and to allow for as much social distancing as is possible in a boarding school environment. This is markedly different than any previous year on our campus, but students and faculty alike are working diligently to keep everyone in our community safe. Our blended model of education and our ScholarShift program have helped our faculty hone their skills and creativity as they transitioned to our current hybrid schedule of learning, in which our students attend in-person classes twice a week. Additionally, we shortened our Fall Break and doubled Winter Break to avoid having students travel too much. Now, as we begin the Spring Term, we have transitioned to more in-person classes as more of our faculty receives vaccinations.
While we continue to be vigilant about the safety and education of the students on campus, we must also look forward to a brighter future. To that end, we continue to recruit and welcome students from around the world. Unfortunately, I am not travelling as in past years, and campus visits are limited, but we have become incredibly proficient at connecting with potential students and families virtually. We have a spectacular virtual tour available that has already reached nearly 500,000 views, and my team and I are always available to meet with prospective families and students.
As always, the wonderful students you work with can find a fabulous home at SSM. Faribault, Minnesota remains small, quiet, and safe. Our local area is seeing fewer and fewer cases of COVID-19, and many of our faculty and staff have already received their first round of vaccination. This has definitely improved morale for all on campus as we look to bring teachers and students together more often soon!
We are planning for a fantastic 2021-22 school year even as we navigate the next several uncertain months. The pride I have for the work my colleagues are doing is too great to explain with words. I am stunned by the conscientious compassion with which we operate our school, and this fills me with hope for a return to a more “normal” boarding school experience soon.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
All the best,
Andrew Garlinski '98
Director of Admissions
Dean of International Students
Shattuck-St. Mary's School