Felicia Schwartz

FOUNDER

International woman of adventure (Austria-France-U.S.-China-U.K.)  Advertising veteran (Ogilvy & Dentsu), passionate about people and what motivates them, hence a career in strategic planning and consumer insights.

Researched Chinese women, children, young adults and men for clients like L'Oreal, Ferrero, Nestle and Maserati. Delivered cultural business skills to the DIT, EDF Energy and Jaguar-LandRover.

Graduate of Duke University (U.S) and of Sciences-Po (France), Languages include German, English, French, Mandarin Chinese.... and counting !

Vivian Liu
STRATEGIST

Seasoned brand marketer,  focuses on growing Chinese companies overseas and brings international companies to the Chinese market.

Marketing in the AI sector after years working in international 4A agencies. Served clients such as BMW, Tencent group, Mars, Mercedes-Benz Smart, Bayer, Nestle, P&G, Kimberly-Clark and China Mobile… Her portfolio boasts several global Echo award winning cases .​

Studied in China and Australia and travelled and lived internationally, which helps combine international perspective and local insight.

Yu Liangyi

COPY WRITER

Specialist in print journalism, copy editing, social media, advertising and PR management. 14 years working across China and the United Kingdom, which make for a deep understanding of Anglo-Chinese culture, society and political landscape.

Sourced, curated and edited content, as Editorial Director, across metropolitan, legal and political news at the largest Mandarin language newspaper in Europe.

Extensive experience as interpreter, and  translator.

Rachel Wang

RESEARCH LEAD

Creative researcher who  uses big data to depict market landscapes and devises qualitative approaches to the mind. Well-recognized by clients through 18 years consulting work with 300+ projects and 3000+ interviews across product innovation, brand positioning, go-to-market plan and communication projects.

Enjoys a solid reputation for her sharp and insightful moderation and is savvy with both online and offline approaches.

P&G accredited moderator and a member of QRCA.

Francisco Hauss

SEMIOTICIAN

Artist, Semiotician and Shanghai resident of seven years. His insight experience at Kantar Added Value, together with a visual artist and graphic designer's background shape a strategic mindset which aids in distilling the cultural essence of the Chinese market.

When not consulting for positioning, design and innovation projects, Francisco makes art installations, sculpture and photography and has been exhibited at venues including the Power Station of Art and the renowned M50 district in Shanghai.

Serdar Paktin

SEMIOTICIAN

Semiotician and strategist providing brand semiotics, concepts and  creative strategies for comms.

Worked as cultural and political editor for magazines Arena and Luxury files and contributed to GQ, XOXO, Aksam and Perspectives magazines. Speaks and trains at conferences and private training institutions. Lectures at Kadir Has University in Turkey (“Online Reputation management” and  “Communication for social good”)

Fulbright scholar at the New School for Social Research 

Vernon Bradley
MARKETER

Pioneering Brand development, Business Recovery, Turnarounds and Start-ups, Over three decades in food and health care with top multinationals (Cadbury, SmithKline Beecham, Nestlé, IPSEN) and across the continents, notably Asia.

Relentless passion for unearthing creative solutions that resonate with consumers, build critical sales mass and add value to the bottom line.

Cathy MA

TRAINER

Native Beijinger and  university lecturer in Business Chinese. Also provides corporate language and culture training for executives such as Credit Suisse and White & Case .    

Taught Business Chinese at Middlesex University and at the SOAS language centre.