Martin Raymond is a regular media commentator on trends, consumer research and new business for the BBC, the BBC World Service programme Culture Shock, Channel 4 and ITV.
Born in Ireland, he moved to the UK in 1984 to work as a journalist in the design, fashion, film and video sectors. He founded VideoGraphic and later became an associate editor at Screen International. Martin went on to edit and re-launch Fashion Weekly, the UK’s fashion business bible. A return to his native Dublin in the 90s to present RTÉ television’s fashion magazine programme Head To Toe was followed by a four-year tenure at the London College of Fashion, as the senior lecturer in fashion journalism. Martin has lectured at numerous colleges and universities throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
He is also a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Science (RSA).
Martin Raymond – Co Founder, The Future Laboratory
The Company was established in November 2001 with Martin and fellow Great British Speaker Chris Sanderson and is recognised for its innovative approach to forecasting, using ethnographic research tools and a creative, qualitative outlook to help programmers, brands retailers, designers and marketing departments gain better insights into market directions and future products. It also offers lifestyle analysis, brand development and consumer network building.
The company aims to provide inspirational, thought-provoking presentations which will ignite, invigorate and provoke debate; these are supported by documentation and additional material which are designed to have more general usage. Martin works across consumer insight, trend forecasting and brand strategy for the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and in-house briefings.
Clients include Louis Vuitton, Design Hotels, the Ministry for Tourism, Australia, and Women’s Wear Daily’s CEO Summits.
MARTIN RAYMOND – VIEWPOINT CONSUMER TRENDS MARKETING MAGAZINE
An award-winning, internationally renowned bi-annual trends, ideas, brands, and consumer forecasting journal, Viewpoint magazine is one of a number of publications, reports and Trend Briefing seminars edited or produced by the Future Laboratory team and its 2,500-strong network of global creatives, academics, designers, architects, marketers, and fashion, lifestyle and interiors analysts.
MARTIN RAYMOND – TV CREDITS
The Confidence Lab BBC 2
Life of Versace C4
Richard & Judy C4
EastEnders Revealed BBC Three
Film 2002 – Bond’ BBC1
Clinton & Monica Documentary C4
Looking Good BBC 2
Vanessa BBC 1
Style Challenge BBC 1
Face Value BBC 1
GMTV – Lorraine Kelly ITV’
Cheap Chic UK Living
Living it Up UK Living
The Living Room UK Living
Julia Carling Show Granada Breeze
Afternoon Live Carlton TV
Desire Channel 4
Head to Toe RTE
European Business News
BBC News 24
BMW, Cadillac, Condé Nast Media, Microsoft, Unilever, British Gas, Marks & Spencer, HSBC, Zurich, American Express, Louis Vuitton, Design Hotels, Innocent, Boots, Chanel, The Body Shop, Estée Lauder, Selfridges, Woolworths South Africa, The Ministry for Tourism, Australia,