Simon Mainwaring

Founder & CEO at We First. Customer Experience Expert

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Travels From: Los Angeles, USA

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    Simon Mainwaring

    Founder & CEO at We First. Customer Experience Expert

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Los Angeles, USA

    Simon Mainwaring is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Simon Mainwaring Speaker Biography

    Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of We First, a creative consultancy that builds purpose-driven brands. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Conscious Capitalism LA, the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for the Future and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, and Fast Company on purposeful branding and storytelling.

    Simon’s book, We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book, and strategy+business named it the Best Business Marketing Book of the Year and Sustainable Brands listed We First as one of their Top Sustainability Books. It has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean.

    Simon is a sought-after international speaker with engagements including the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Royal Society of Arts, SXSW, TEDxSF, NAB, Promaxbda, Conscious Capitalism, Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson, Sustainable Brands, Social Good Summit, National Speakers Association, 1440 Multiversity, National Press Club and United Nations Foundation, as well as brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, VF, Samsung, VSP Global, Toyota, SAP, Gucci, JP Morgan Chase, Timberland, VW Group, NHL, and Patagonia.

    Prior to starting We First, Simon spent 15 years as an award-winning writer, Creative Director, and Worldwide Creative Director at many of the world’s top creative advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden & Kennedy, and Ogilvy working on brands such a Nike, Coca-Cola, Toyota, and Motorola, as well as consulting on dozens of F500 brands for leading advertising, production, and digital companies. He was the writer on the U.S. launch of the first three generations of the Toyota Prius, the largest national service campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation that brought together all four major TV networks for the first time in U.S. television history, and award-winning campaigns for Nike.

    He has received over 60 awards at major advertising festivals including the Cannes Advertising Festival (Europe), the One Show (U.S.), the Clio’s (U.S.), the Kelly Awards (U.S), British Design & Art Direction Awards (U.K.), and AWARD (Australia), among others.

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    Simon Mainwaring Keynote Topics

    The S&P 500 list is turning over faster than ever, inspiring fear in the hearts and minds of executives trying to build their company’s future. To address this, brands must attract and retain top talent while maximizing their productivity. They must foster cultures of purpose, ingenuity and innovation. They must empower their oganization to match the mobility of the markeplace and, better yet, outpace it. In short, to triump over disruption brands can’t merely participate in the future, they must create it.

    Reaching today’s consumer is harder than ever. Their expectations, behaviors and technologies are constantly changing. This makes it difficult to capture their attention and earn their loyalty over the long term. But what if there was a way to make your target audience feel like part of your organization instead of a customer? To motivate them to want to build your business and reputation? To use their own social media channels to share your purpose, products and impact?

    Every employer wants their people to see work as more than a job. To bring their best selves, skills and attitude to what they do. To actively contribute to a culture that constantly challenges the status quo and drives innovation from the inside out. So, how do you attract such people to your company? How do you inspire them to play this role? How do you reward them to create a perpetuating culture that guarantees long-term relevant, growth and leadership.

    Simon Mainwaring Speaking Videos

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