Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding and marketing who has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate brands, as well as brands in the non-profit sector. Given his perspective and depth of experience, Allen is able to help his clients not simply understand, but, more critically, put into play practical strategies that generate long-term business value and increased brand equity.
The author of three books, Allen is currently working on his fourth: Shift/Focus. http://brandsimple.com
Mark Barden is a partner in the highly-regarded consulting firm eatbigfish, who coined the term Challenger Brand in their influential book Eating The Big Fish. His clients include, Audi, Clif Bar & Co, Charles Schwab, and Sony Playstation. In addition to strategy consulting, Mark is an engaging speaker and outstanding facilitator, skilled at getting groups to breakthrough solutions.
Mark has sold Guinness door-to-door, run with Nike, and started an agency to launch Yahoo! He’s won a Platinum Award for direct response marketing, has taken a dot com public, and once warmed up a crowd for Ellen De Generes. He is co-author of the book, A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It’s Everyone’s Business (Wiley, 2015)
Born in Oklahoma, Michael Schwab now lives and works in Northern California. He has established a national reputation as one of America’s leading graphic artists.
He has created national award winning logos and posters for clients including Apple, Amtrak, The Golden Gate National Parks, Major League Baseball, Robert Mondavi, Muhammad Ali Nike, Pebble Beach, Ralph Lauren, Wells Fargo and others. His work is easily recognized by his signature use of large, flat areas of color, dramatic perspectives and bold, graphic images of archetypal human forms. His work is dramatic in its simplicity and can be viewed here: http://www.michaelschwab.com/portfolio.html