Sean Pillot de Chenecey

A cultural/social/business trends expert and an inspirational speaker who has spent 15 years consulting for some of the world's biggest brands.

Sean combines ethnographic research alongside expert interviews and has conducted face to face international research since the 1990's. A leading edge trends analyst; his case histories include catalytic research projects run in Asia, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and America.

Clients include brands in sectors including food, motor, fashion, entertainment, retail, personal care, media, drinks, publishing, finance, IT, health, travel and NGO's. Sean has appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes, gives speeches to a wide variety of international audiences; is a visiting lecturer on marketing trends and writes for the consumer press on Brand Positive action.

He is an expert in how consumers are acting and feeling in our age of fear and uncertainty; and how brands are reacting in an era of disruption and ongoing change.

Videos of Sean Pillot de Chenecey

Global Workshop Introduction
Pattern Recognition
Pricing Strategy

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About Sean Pillot de Chenecey

In the 90s Sean Pillot de Chenecey worked with leading-edge agencies as a high-profile trends analyst. Since then he has operated as a consultant for a range of leading brands in sectors ranging from media to soft drinks, health, cars, entertainment, food and fashion.
He runs his own bespoke research consultancy which focuses on trend analysis, consumer insights, concept development and brand positioning. By clarifying emerging/forecasted trends he helps brands stay ahead of the competition by identifying these trends quicker - and then assisting clients in reacting to them sooner.

Sean Pillot de Chenecey has spoken to a wide variety of international audiences including politicians, charity campaigners and brand marketers. He is a visiting lecturer on cultural / social trends at Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion and is often quoted in the business and consumer media.

Awards, Accolates, Achievements, Honours

  • Expert on cultural/social and brand/comms trends
  • Industry authority on real life behavioral economics

Speaking Style

Dynamic, informative and inspiring, using cutting edge trend insights - his talks are always relevant to your business.

Speaking Topics

  • Brand Purpose and Brand Engagement
  • Alternative Branding and Disruptive Marketing
  • Gaining/Leveraging Catalytic Insights
  • Trend Forecasting and Innovation
  • Corporate responsibility


“The World Retail Congress is renowned for attracting excellent speakers for each of its annual events. Following on from his previous speeches at the congress, this year Sean gave a superb trend research talk as part of our Leadership Programme for CEO’s. He also chaired dynamic marketing panels with innovative brands and leading-edge agencies. I’d highly recommend him for companies seeking a deeply informed and entertaining speaker!” - Ian McGarrigle, Chairman, World Retail Conference

“YMS is Europe’s leading youth marketing conference. As a renowned independent researcher and public speaker, Sean has given trend speeches and chaired sessions at YMS for years, and at this year's event he ran the ‘Brand Positive’ session featuring some of the biggest names in CSR from the IT, entertainment, fashion, banking and agency sectors. It was also great that, once again, he wrote about Youth Marketing Strategy for Contagious. If you want a really informed trend forecaster to speak at your event, he’s your man.” - Simon Eder, Founder, YMS

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