Our industry is changing at a breakneck pace. Large consulting companies are buying creative, digital, and analytics agencies and holding companies are trying to add new capabilities to compete. Creative agencies are adding “consultant” to the ever-growing list of hats their teams wear every day. That complexity is made more challenging by shrinking project budgets and marketing departments bringing even more work and talent in-house. What does the future of creativity look like? How can you create massive value for your clients with an agile approach to problem-solving through creativity in this complex landscape? Join Nate Spees (CEO) & Greg Gibson (CCO) of Grizzly and their team as they share their experience and ideas about solving brand challenges at the intersection of commerce & culture.
Nate Spees helps brands and people simplify complexity and be their most creative selves. Named one of “The 12 Most Important People in Design Right Now” by Hatch Magazine, he is a sought after speaker, community builder, and local creative leader. In his work, Nate advises creative and storytelling practices of venture-backed startups, leading Non-Profits and Fortune 500 enterprises including Microsoft, Qualcomm, Marriott, WeWork, Hilton, Surfrider Foundation, and Xbox. Nate lives in San Diego with his wife, daughter, and dog. In his spare time, you can find him enjoying family, paddle boarding, golfing and searching for the city’s best coffee. Find Nate online at www.natespees.com and at www.madebygrizzly.com.
Greg Gibson is a creative leader dedicated to building community and solving brand challenges with bold ideas. He is the Chief Creative Officer of Grizzly, an independent creative agency working at the intersection of culture & commerce. At Grizzly, Greg leads a multi-disciplinary creating transformative brand experiences for the world’s most Adventurous Brands, including Microsoft, Marriott, Nestle, Hilton, Servicenow, and Scripps Research.
Greg is a sought after brand expert and speaker on the power of creativity for business. He is also a community leader devoted to creating opportunity and connecting people with their potential through his work as an organizer of CreativeMornings and cofounder of the San Diego Creative Foundation. A graduate of the music program at San Diego State University, Greg is a native San Diegan and lives with his wife and two children in La Mesa. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, playing music, camping, and enjoying San Diego’s outdoor lifestyle. You can learn more about his work at madebygrizzly.com