A research/foresight/strategy consultant, and UK Associate Partner with CIFS, Sean delivers actionable insights re: #NowNextWhy for clients ranging from corporates to agencies to NGOs, working on national and international projects.
He’s the author of two books: 'The Post-Truth Business' that went to No1 in the business charts, whilst 'Influencers & Revolutionaries' was shortlisted for the 'Business Book of the Year' Awards. (His next book ‘Swans, Rhinos & Jellyfish’ will help organisations prepare and respond to future scenarios.) His podcast #TheNewAbnormal features guests from academia to business to activism, and has over 150,000 downloads.
A public speaker, he’s given keynotes at events in the US/EU/MENA/Asia for over a decade, speaking at venues including boardrooms, congress halls, stadiums and festivals. Sean has also been a university lecturer (on brand strategy / applied foresight / disruptive comms) for twenty years. Finally, he’s proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Sean has given speeches for those including: Procter & Gamble, Heineken, Visa, Citycon, Microsoft, Harrods, Contagious, L’Oreal, Beiersdorf, Carrefour, MTV, Diageo, Estee Lauder, NTR, John Lewis, Baker McKensie, Otava, Nokian, Ikea, The European Lottery, Postnord, Euroconsumers, Coca-Cola, DNV GL, Unilever, Tech BBQ, Conde Nast, EU Communications Summit, The Tate Modern, YMS, KPMG, Sistema, Braun, iNovuss, Asahi-Pilsen, Quadient, Coty, along with many advertising, media and PR agencies
Following a decade with cutting-edge agencies, Sean became a research consultant and has conducted ethnographic & trend research around the world. He’s fascinated by the individuals, movements & events that shine a light on social and cultural change. As a result of this, he has a very deep level of knowledge regarding the genuine issues impacting brands and brand futures.