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Q&A with Christian Barnett, Founding Partner of creative strategy agency Sword & Stone

  • J&A Cafe 1-4 Sutton Ln, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5PU London (map)

Helping us make the month of June extra special is Christian Barnett, Founding Partner of the creative strategy agency, Sword & Stone.

Christian is true testament to the ability of a strategist to operate as a generalist, having worked as the Executive Director of Planning in London and New York in advertising and brand agencies, RKCR/Y&R, Y&RNY, BrandBuzz, and as the Planning Director of world class design agency Coley Porter Bell. (A career which he's built upon a 10yr foundation as a qualitative researcher.)

But Jon Steel describes him better than we can:

“Working with Christian always reminds me why I wanted to be in this industry in the first place […] He’s not only an effective strategic and creative problem solver – he’s also an excellent leader and teacher. Many generations of WPP Fellows have benefitted from his mentorship.” (Jon Steel, Group Planning Director, WPP)

To us, that sounds like someone who's just right to do a Q&A for a community that's dedicated to developing the next generation of strategists.

As usual we'll be running this as breakfast session 8-9am on the 6th of June with 10 of our members over at J&A Cafe in Farringdon/Clerkenwell. Yes, that's Tuesday morning next week.

If you want to come, email us (FAST) at with the subject "Q&A WITH CHRISTIAN" (... or something more fun if you like)

As usual there's just 10 places, so RSVP quick.

Earlier Event: 31 May
Reframing the problem - Rerun
Later Event: 15 June
Group Think - The 1yr Anniversary