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Sean Pillot de Chenecey
Strategic Foresight Consultant
Sean is an inspirational speaker, who’s also consulted for some of the world’s leading brands and agencies.
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What Sean Pillot de Chenecey's clients say
"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!"
"At a time when there is so much disruption, trust is more important than ever. The Post-Truth Business provides invaluable insight into how brands can earn trust and play an authentic and meaningful role in consumers' lives. Sean has always had a knack for uncovering human truths and cultural insights, and he delivers again with The Post Truth Business. It's a must-read and its publication couldn't be more timely."
"Sean provides an incisive view of the troubled cultural and political landscape that modern brands need to navigate. But what makes this book 'mission critical' is the rigorous research, laser insights and the intelligence briefings he has extracted from a broad range of experts. The Post-Truth Business is a field manual for marketers."
"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."
"A deep study into the culture of post-truth and what it means for brands. This book is a rigorous read for those who want to better understand the implications of our post-truth era."
"Everything starts with trust – but how do brands reset their moral compass and gain trust in a post-truth era? Via brilliant storytelling and research, this hugely inspiring and insightful book shares compelling examples of leaders, brands and business models showing the way forward. I believe this is the ultimate handbook for anyone who wants to build reputation capital and future-proof their brand in a post-truth environment."
Sean Pillot de Chenecey's 2023 biography
He’s given speeches at marketing conferences and cultural events in cities from San Francisco to Berlin to Tokyo, and from Helsinki to Istanbul to Melbourne; at venues including stadiums, festivals, theatres, galleries and boardrooms (alongside many online talks inc moderating webinars) and has also lectured at leading universities, on marketing trends and consumer behaviour, for well over a decade. Sean’s hosted dynamic podcasts, appeared on TV & radio shows, written for international business magazines, and been quoted across a wide range of international newspapers.
His first book ‘The Post-Truth Business’ focused on trust, authenticity and ethics. It went to No1 in the ‘Business Bestseller’ charts and was a finalist in the 2019 ‘Business Book of the Year’ Awards. Sean’s second book ‘Influencers & Revolutionaries’ illuminated innovation, behavioural change and sustainability, and was shortlisted for the 2021 ‘Business Book of the Year’ Awards. His podcast #TheNewAbnormal (featuring guests inc artists, psychologists, activists, musicians, journalists, strategists and academics) looks into hope, community and resilience as the way forward.
In his speeches (which include a powerful mixture of humour, case histories, cultural observation and philosophy) Sean focuses on three key areas:
- Authenticity & Brand Strategy
- Societal Futures & Multi-sector Innovation
- Individual Wellbeing & Organisational Leadership
Speech clients inc:
P&G, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Carrefour, Diageo, Visa, Costa, Microsoft, IKEA, Harrods, MTV, Estee Lauder, Warner Records, World Retail Congress, Contagious, BBC, Channel 4, Haymarket, Brand Strategy, Marketing Week, Admap / WARC, the Marketing Forum, European Communication Directors Forum, Miami Ad School, City University, University of the Arts London (Central St Martins / London College of Fashion) and the Royal College of Art.
Sean Pillot de Chenecey’s background:
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 from a cultural / social / business perspective.
A highly experienced public speaker, I’ve given keynotes in the US/EU/MENA/Asia for over a decade, speaking at venues including boardrooms, congress halls, stadiums and festivals. I’ve also been a university lecturer (on strategy / foresight / comms) for 20 years.
When I’m not giving talks, I’m an independent foresight strategist with deep levels of multi-sector experience, delivering #NowNextWhy insights for clients ranging from corporates to agencies to NGO’s, working on national & international projects.
I’m an author: ‘’The Post-Truth Business’ went to No1, whilst ‘Influencers & Revolutionaries’ was shortlisted for the ‘Business Book of the Year’ Awards. (My next book will be on business philosophy.) My podcast #TheNewAbnormal features guests from academia to business to activism, and has over 150,000 downloads.
The content of the above, updated with the viewpoints of other thought-leaders, think-tanks and leading-edge reports etc, are often linked to my speeches. Therefore, my talks include a mixture of ‘big-thinker’ references, usually based on these meta-themes:
Re: NGO’s, I’m also an Assoc Partner with the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. CIFS are renowned for thought-leadership in areas inc scenario planning, risk analysis, innovation and strategic foresight. I collaborate with them on speculative-futures and future-proofing tasks, assisting their clients in being #FuturesReady.
Finally, I’m proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
For more info: www.seanpdec.com
Sean Pillot de Chenecey's 2023 talks & topics
Trust and Authenticity
Resilient and Inspiring Leadership
Sean Pillot de Chenecey's 2023 speaking fees
- United Kingdom
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