Sean Pillot de Chenecey
An insights, innovation, strategy expert and an inspirational speaker
He has spent twenty years consulting for some of the world’s biggest brands.
He’s conducted trend research across Europe, Asia, Russia, North Africa, America and the Middle East since the late 90’s and therefore has first-hand experience of the way contemporary trends impact consumers and brands. A highly sought-after public speaker, Sean has given speeches at international marketing conferences and cutting-edge events for over a decade. He’s appeared on TV and radio programmes, written for numerous business magazines, and is a university lecturer on cultural, social and marketing trends.
In speeches referencing his best-selling book "The Post-Truth Business" he takes a provocative and inspiring look at how to rebuild brand authenticity and regain consumer trust in the modern business climate of scandal, fake news and disillusionment. His next book "Influencers & Revolutionaries" focuses on innovation, and looks into how disruptive brands and leading-edge technology are transforming concept creation, product development, brand marketing and company management.
He’s spoken at venues ranging from the Empire State Building to the Houses of Parliament, National Theatres, boardrooms, sports centres and music festivals…
Sean has given speeches at industry events in New York, Barcelona, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Miami, Dublin, Athens, Dusseldorf, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Prague, Thessaloniki, Chicago, Frankfurt, Larnaca, Orlando, Palma, Dubai, San Francisco, Hamburg, Casablanca, Salzburg, Dallas, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Geneva, Helsinki, Beirut, Zurich, Toronto, Paris, Tallinn, Lisbon, Malmo, Nice, Oslo, London, Stockholm and Berlin.
He’s also given in-house trend talks & run ideation workshops for Unilever, Microsoft, L’Oreal, Vodafone, MTV, Swatch, P&G, Warner Bros, Estee Lauder, Harrods, Carrefour, Poste, Diageo, Coty, GlaxoSmithKline, Braun, Tetley, Bombay Sapphire, Coca-Cola, Beiersdorf, Costa, Ikea, PZ Cussons, Visa, Citycon, Lego and Heineken; along with a range of advertising, branding, media and PR agencies.
Sean also runs a research/strategy business, where he’s consulted for some of the world’s biggest companies in the motor, beauty, drinks, food, retail, IT, fashion, broadcasting, entertainment, finance and hotel sectors, along with numerous NGO and Govt projects, regarding the ‘Real Now & Potential Next’.
Prior to launching the consultancy, he spent a decade with leading-edge advertising and research agencies; and continues to link up with international agencies (across the marketing spectrum) on a consultancy basis.