We believe that brands which connect emotionally via a true brand purpose, with an idea at their very core, are the brands with the power to create global meaning and competitive advantage.
Since our foundation in the creation of ‘Dirt is Good’, which has transformed the global laundry category, we have completed more than 50 brand transformations for some of the world’s largest brands.
We have a core team built up of first class brand and consumer experts all of whom share a belief in the power of brands to connect meaningfully and globally. Expertise ranges across strategic consumer understanding, top flight brand development, consumer psychology and cultural trends, energies and semiotics.
Additionally, we have a global network of partners who provide consumer connection and cultural reach across every continent.
David has created and run a number of big brands in various categories, and every continent. He has consulted on major brand transformations for some of the world’s largest brands.
He specialises in helping businesses to transform their brands to be globally relevant and deeply connecting. He is the author of ‘The Making of Dirt is Good’ – the story of his time at the helm of Unilever’s global laundry success. He is a frequent public speaker on the power of brands to transform. His passion is in unlocking real meaning in brands and creating brand purpose which transcends banality.
Katie is a top flight brands and insight specialist with extensive experience in global innovation, brand visioning and consumer trends.
She is former Managing Director of Henley Centre/Headlight Vision (now The Futures Company) where she built expertise in the intersection of deep insight and trends. She is driven by a belief in better, deeper insight with the power to truly transform brands. She has developed specific methodologies with which to do so which are core to MEAT’s work.
Dr. Joanne Lacey
Head of Cultural Insight
Joanne is a cultural insight specialist with extensive experience in the application of social psychology, global trends and marketing semiotics to brand visioning and global innovation. She roots a global cultural analytics capability into the brand transformation process.
She has a doctorate in Media and Communications and has lectured extensively in Visual Culture. She is driven by a belief that a biting cultural context can unlock new spaces of opportunity for brands to occupy.
Meirion is a longstanding insight practitioner and brand thinker who has worked for almost twenty years on some of the world’s biggest and toughest brand challenges.
She is a graduate in Sociology and Psychology who first worked across a number of international brand roles in Unilever before pursuing her passion for insight and true consumer understanding. She is fascinated by human beings, what makes them truly tick and how this impacts on how they buy and consume.
Pamela is a brand strategist with expertise across positioning first gained in senior planning roles at Lowe and Publicis groups. With a belief that brands are about people and relationships, she specialises in the intersection between culture and commerce. She brings the deep-thinking of an anthropologist plus the opportunity-spotting perspective of a strategist, which has contributed to winning multiple awards and achieving brand success.
Insight Lead and Consultant (USA)
Katie has practiced as an insight leader and brand thinker for almost 15 years.
She has developed her insightful and dynamic moderating style through well-respected qualitative research houses, such as Hall and Partners USA, Inc. She is a graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Linguistics and German. Katie is a powerful strategic thinker who delights most in working with clients to turn strategy into action and explore in-depth the potential of that strategy with consumers.
Insight Lead and Consultant
Jo is an accomplished insight practitioner and consultant who has operated across every continent and many brands and categories. She has a First Class degree in English and a passion for understanding the deeper human motivations which drive every day behaviour.
Insight Lead and Consultant
Goli has over 14 years’ experience and specialises in Consumer Mindscoping™. She has worked in every continent, and has extensive experience in Asia and the Middle East.
She has a degree in the Social Sciences and is passionate about people, behaviour and motivations. She has built her expertise working across a range of categories and is passionate about linking brand intrinsics to human values in a way that can drive behaviour.
Brands we work with
We work with some of the world’s most exciting brands across a vast range of categories to create better brand positioning and brand conceived innovation.
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