Join our Illume Network

Ahead of the curve? Join our global network of trend spotters 


We are a team of Culture and Trends specialists working for Manchester-based market research agency, Join the Dots.

Our role is to provide our clients with a deeper understanding of people and the influen­­ces on their lives. We’re currently searching for culturally-connected people from all over the world to help us do just that by joining our Illume Network.

The Illume Network is our handpicked community of trend-savvy, culturally-attuned individuals based in local markets around the world.

Our Illume Guides are drawn from a wide range of personal passions, from food to fashion, beauty to technology — they help us to spot trends and cultivate knowledge about different cultures and lifestyles, giving us a direct link to the changing consumer experience across the globe.

As an Illume Guide, you’ll act as our eyes and ears on the ground, helping us to spot emerging trends, explore cultural nuances and gather brand examples on a particular topic. You’ll earn rewards for helping us on live client projects as well as spotting your own emerging trends via your everyday experiences.

Interested? Click here to apply!

Meet our Guides

Sound good? Apply here!­­