So... That's me
Here you can learn about what I've done, what drives me and why we should work together.
I am an internationally experienced, award-winning brand, media and innovation strategist. I am also a lecturer, speaker and writer. I began my career in Intellectual Property Law in my native Brazil and progressed as a high-tech military consultant in Israel before pivoting towards senior marketing, media and innovation roles across the UK and Australia.
What is great brand strategy?
The development of great brands relies on outstanding insights, intellectual curiosity and the ability for seamless connection between strategy and execution. Great strategists are able to draw on multiple and diverse sources, make often unseen connections and translate these into distinctive and compelling ideas. I work in the intersection of culture and technology, where I apply the nuanced sensitivity to address consumers' unarticulated desires.
Passion and Impact
Beyond technical skills, I am committed to developing teams and individuals. I aim to be the leader that can make a lasting difference in their lives and, ultimately, society. This commitment can be verified through my 2016 induction into the highly esteemed Marketing Academy, where I was recognised as one of the industry's most influential and original marketing strategists, which was followed by my appointment as Chairman of the Alumni.
To fully be the change I want to see in the world, I am engaged in reframing marketing communications from the promotion of conspicuous consumption to becoming a regenerative force in the economy of cities through an approach I coined Urban Brand-Utility (UBU). Besides its publications and keynotes, UBU is also a practice I brought onto the nano-consultancy I founded, SURGE, where the full-range of strategic brand marketing communications, innovation and employee engagement is also offered.
honours and awards
Top 10 best new finance brands
Member of the International Grand Jury
Scholar and Alumni Founding Chairman
Best Content Creation
Global Innovation Awards -Judge
Exceptional Mentor Award
Best Content Marketing Strategy
former agency experience
Initiative — Australia
Head of Strategy
Starcom — UK/Australia
Group Strategy Director
Push Collective — Australia
Senior Strategy Director
OMD — Australia
SuperUnion — UK
Worldwide Strategist & Knowledge Development Consultant
Interbrand — Australia
Associate Strategy Director
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Sergio provided the tools to demystify the process of brand creation and in turn has transformed my business life in an immeasurable way.