About Clare Meridew:
Clare makes unsuspecting people around the world do all kinds of random things, like adopt a child, buy a car, apply for a credit card or crave ice cream. She achieves this through the integration of creativity, technology and thoughtful engagement with consumers. With more than 30 years’ experience in marketing and advertising and 20 years’ experience in the pure interactive space, Clare has held leadership roles at large traditional agencies such as Grey Advertising, GTB, and McCann Advertising, as well as at pure digital places, like IBM and Organic. She has also presented at numerous events such as Cannes Festival for Creativity, Flash In the Can and Advertising Week NY to name a few.Her personal life is just as complex. As an out lesbian she and her partner Michelle have been dealing with all the trials and joys that parenthood has to offer. Outside of home and work, she is an avid motorcyclist and tattoo artist, and has been actively involved with various groups, such as the Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Aids Action Now, Kansas City and Toronto Children’s Aid Society, The Ruth Ellis Center, Toronto Public Library and Right To Play.
About Stacey Dunn:
Stacey is energized when she sees ways to create competitive advantage for clients by finding how a client’s brand can serve the human pursuit of joy. This being vital in order to engineer their long-term success. She has spent much of her early career as a brand planner before leaping into the complexities of digital strategy and has found ways to bring those two worlds together. Her 20 years of experience spans across a breadth of categories including automotive, retail, CPG, beer, healthcare and more.
For fun, Stacey loves getting outdoors, hiking, biking, camping. She likes traveling without an agenda. She fills her curious mind with reading or listening to audiobooks and podcasts. She’s a news junkie and her go-to movies are ones about fighting injustices. But what fills Stacey’s soul are her two little ones, Charlotte and Lucy.