As you’ll see from the above list, I’ve given speeches in many places around the world. (For bookings, please contact www.speakersassociates.com).
I also run an independent marketing consultancy specialising in trend, insight and strategy research. We’ve conducted ethnographic research in Europe, Asia, Russia, North Africa, America & the Middle East; and therefore have first-hand experience of the way contemporary trends impact consumers & brands. Case histories inc research re: the motor, fashion, beauty, drinks, food, health, insurance, restaurant, finance, hotel, retail, sport, broadcast, music, games, IT, travel, NGO & Govt sectors. (For information on trend research / brand strategy, please see captaincrikey.com).
Prior to launching my consultancy, I spent a decade with leading-edge advertising and research agencies in the UK and US. I then left agency-land and was a founding partner in The Future Laboratory before setting up independently. I continue to link up with agencies, and have done so with some great people at Ogilvy, Y&R, Mother, Saatchi’s, DLKW, Lowe, FCB, CP+B, W&K, JWT, McCann’s, TBWA, BBH, MWB, CHI & BBDO.
I’ve written for numerous magazines inc lifestyle, marketing & think-tank publications, and spent several years as Trends Editor of Viewpoint. I’ve appeared on TV and radio programmes, and have been quoted many times by the international press.