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Marc Dimitrov

Marc Dimitrov is an insight development expert with a particular interest in semiotics, cultural theory and social anthropology. He honed his cross-cultural skills through extensive experience in international research for brands of note. Having lead multiple global projects, primarily in consumer healthcare, Marc’s experience combines category understanding, brand positioning and comms development. Originally from the land of roses (Bulgaria), Marc now lives in Manchester, UK and works for award-winning consumer insight agency Join the Dots.

Manchester, UK

Alison Bancroft

Alison Bancroft was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and has lived in London and Paris. She has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen Mary, University of London, and has taught at the University of London, the University of the Arts, and the Sorbonne. She transitioned out of academic life in 2011 and is now a culture analyst, strategist and forecaster. Her work is multidisciplinary and covers fashion, beauty, lifestyle and design, and she is also a specialist in gender and culture. She writes for various consumer and business websites and speaks regularly at public lectures and commercial presentations and briefings. Her first book, Fashion and Psychoanalysis, was published in 2012.

London, UK

Matthew Campanella

Matthew Campanella is a bohemian, writer and educator and living in northern Italy. He recently settled down long enough to complete a Master's in Semiotics from the University of Tartu, specializing in tourism and the cognition of place. Matthew hopes to expand his academic interests into other fields, notably the Semiotics of genre fiction. He is currently a teacher in Udine.

Udine, Italy