In the latest HOW Design Live podcast episode, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and HOW Design Live Programming Partner, chats with Dave Brown, co-founder of Brown&Co The Brand Collective, about the broken “agency model,” the gig economy, the crowd-sourcing of creativity and a possible solution he’s developed with two partners. Subscribe on iTunes here.
Background Music by Kevin D. Hartnell
Dave Brown is a creative entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in brand building and design. In 1992, he founded Brown inc, part of the Added Value Group, an international agency focusing on FMCG marketing strategy and design. In 2001 Brown inc was acquired by WPP and merged with Enterprise IG. After six years as UK Chairman of Enterprise IG, he became Worldwide Director of FMCG when it relaunched as Brand Union – a global branding agency with 24 offices.
Dave led the client relationships with RB, SABMiller, Heineken, Mars, GSK and Unilever at Brand Union. In 2015 he created the brand for Cho Gazpacho, a first to market savoury Gazpacho Smoothie to experience life as a brand owner himself. Then in 2017 he co-founded a new model agency built on a virtual platform called Brown&co The Brand Collective with partners Troy Wade and Bic Bicknell.
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