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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

Gabriela Pedranti

Gabriela Pedranti is a communicator and cultural analyst. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a MA in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies (UPF, Barcelona, Spain). Along with semiotician Ximena Tobi, they own Semiotica Studio. Gabriela was the general coordinator of Semiofest 2013 Barcelona, and currently coordinates the BA Fashion Marketing and Communication at IED Barcelona, validated by the University of Westminster (UK). Since 2016, she's also been a lecturer at UPF.

Barcelona, Spain

Arief Fauzy

Arief is a budding cultural researcher and semiotician, with a BA (Hons) in International Media & Communications from the University of Nottingham, focusing on cultural studies. Aiming to grow as a communications analyst by applying cultural insights toward consumer engagement and brand development strategies, his Third Culture Kid upbringing has led to particular interest in the negotiation of transnational identities, intercultural relations, and the nuances of cultural meaning. He is also fascinated by popular culture phenomena and emergent cultures.

Bucharest, Romania