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Brent Nelsen

Chief Strategy Officer
Leo Burnett

Brent in his own words is powered by “culture and caffeine” plus some wine thrown in for good measure. With 25+ years of experience, Brent’s been responsible for leading brand & creative strategy transformation for a multitude of local and global clients / agencies across NA, EU, APAC, Eastern Europe and the Nordics.

Under his strategic leadership, love for instigation and inspiration, his efforts have been recognized globally and nationally, at virtually every strategy and creative awards show: Cannes, Clio’s, D&ADs, LIA’s, IPA’s, Effie’s, Ogilvy’s, Chiat’s and Media Innovation Awards to name a few. Possessing a candid, constructive and eternally optimistic point-of-view, he’s been invited to speak and judge at global events such as Cannes, IPAs, and Effectiveness Week in London.

He’s also serves as an executive sponsor of Publicis Groupe Canada’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts working closely with HR to create more inclusive, representative and equitable operations, spaces and culture.

Speaking on: The BIG BRAINstorm: Relevance, reinvention and rejection

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