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Aiyana Gunjan

Aiyana has 16 years’ experience in the strategic planning function in the advertising industry (at Ogilvy and JWT, and as head of the planning function at Mudra, Bates and Dentsu). Her core strength lies in a consumer-centric approach to brand planning. She has worked with a wide range of global and local brands across product categories. She has also tracked the changing face of the Indian consumer, post liberalisation. She views semiotics as the ‘3D of research’ and has worked as an independent semiotician for several international projects. Art, culture and travel are her passions.

New Delhi, India

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

Gareth Lewis

Gareth Lewis works as a cultural and communications analyst for Space Doctors (Brighton, UK). His academic background is in English Literature and Philosophy, and he holds an MA in Sociology and Cultural Theory from the London School of Economics. Gareth specializes in using culture to help grow brands, sharpen strategy and drive new thinking. He has experience across all major categories. Gareth has also edited and had work published in a range of newspapers and magazines.

London, UK