65. Olga Samama on Tour de France, Street Marketing vs Advertising and Risky Business Models

Brand Activation Consultant for CBA, Olga Samama has 13+ years experience working with brands to organize strategic marketing and brand activation campaigns to maximize media exposure and touch as many consumers as possible.

64. Lewis Chalas on Digital Advertising, The Consumer Journey and The Power of ‘Click Here!’

Digital Coordinator for Group M and Co-founder of Razzia.co, Lewis Chalas has +6 years experience working with brands to most effectively reach consumers through digital media.

63. Samantha Bilodeau on Data Mining Techniques & How To Predict Consumer Behavior

Data Miner for Ogilvy Paris, Samantha Bilodeau has +10 years experience analyzing data and helping brands discover their consumers on a deeper level.

62. Eric Auvinet on Visual vs Text-based Ads, The ‘Perfect’ Woman & Consumer Testing

Copywriter for JWT, Eric Auvinet has +15 years experience mastermining the ideas and copy behind advertising campaigns.

60. Emmanuel Lorry on Brand Risk, Photoshop Limitations & Unscrupulous ‘Web Designers’

Creative Art Director for CB’a, Emmanuel Lorry has +6 years’ experience helping brands create advertising, product design, and brand activation campaigns.

59. Derek Sivers on Charitable Trusts, Pre-Internet Guerilla Marketing & Becoming a Semi-Expert

Author of Anything You Want, and founder of Go To Launch, Derek Sivers has 10+ years experience running businesses and helping entrepreneurs succeed.

58. Thomas Yve, Art Director

Art Director for Being, Thomas Yve has +5 years experience creating visual identities and packaging designs for brands.

57. Kevin Knight, President of Expatriate Party

Entrepreneur and president of Expatriate Party SAS in Paris, France, Kevin Knight has +7 years’ experience building online communities, organizing social networking events and publications to connect people and, more recently, helping expatriates find jobs in Paris.

Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or… Read More

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56. Karen Rudel, Owner of Sight Seeker’s Delight

Karen Rudel, owner of Sight Seeker’s Delight and contributor to the book My Paris Stories: Living, Loving, Leaping without a net in the city of Lights., one of the top guided walking tour companies in Paris, has +9 years’ experience… Read More

55. Peter Spear on Brand Listening vs. Consumer Research & How To Develop A Brand Strategy

Brand Listener and Strategist, Peter Spear has over 18 years experience researching consumer insight to help brands see and plan more clearly and strategically.

There are essentially two things that will make you wise — the books you read and the people you meet. Jack Canfield (via observando)

54. Sophie Andresen, Curator of Neuromaencer

With a small army of 30,000 followers and growing, Sophie Andresen, the Owner and curator of Neuromaencer has +4 years experience collaborating with up-and-coming artists to create an online science fiction world for creatives and aficionados.

If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? T.S. Eliot  (via karenhurley)

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Do small things with great love. TheDailyPositive.com

53. Julien Hérisson, Freelance Artistic Director

Freelance Art Director, Julien Hérrison has +7 years experience helping brands portray their unique selling proposition and distinguish themselves from their competitors.

If you want to produce special work, it’s worth collaborating with special people. Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH