Sean is a well-recognized thought leader in company innovation, brand leadership, social influence marketing and online community building, marrying his passion for grassroots engagement, digital technologies and the brand. He has been an executive-level marketer, agency leader and consultant, in roles bridging the traditional and digital divide for over 15 years.
As an answer to business’ future, Sean founded Agent Wildfire in 2004 (www.agentwildfire.com) – a leading marketing, media and research firm dedicated to customer advocacy and innovation, word of mouth, influencer marketing, online communities, social media and buzz-building. Located in Toronto, he now continues and expands that work for startups, Fortune 500s and executive teams by leading the Wikibrands consultancy (www.wiki-brands.com).
Sean has previously led the direction of Canada’s best known brands at Molson, Guinness, Labatt, Procter & Gamble and others as a client and agency partner. He speaks frequently on the subject of new marketing and media (see range of topics below), chairing national conferences, speaking internationally and commenting in national broadcast and top print media and lecturing at universities across a variety of topics. Sean is also an executive consultant to Don Tapscott’s firm nGenera (http://www.ngenera.com/) and helps executive and brand teams power the collaborative enterprise.
You can also spot his rants and musings on new economy subjects through his blogs “Buzz Canuck” (http://buzzcanuck.typepad.com/) & “Spreads Like Wildfire” (http://www.spreadslikewildfire.com/) and e-newsletters (http://www.agentwildfire.com/contact_us) . He spearheads two Canadian executive networks “The League of Kickass Business People” (www.theleague.ca) and “The League of Kickass Under 30” and leads two lifestyle media startups Generation Go and Trend City. He has also authored an annual research report on Canadian marketing and media “The Buzz Report”, a number of critically acclaimed white papers on new media topics and is a columnist for Smart Brief on Social Media (http://www.smartbrief.com/).