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- January 30, 7PM - 8:30PM
What I’ve Learned From A Career Of Telling Stories
A member of a distinguished society advancing the exploration of land, sea, air and space through scientific discovery, The Explorer’s Club. One of Ad Age Magazines 50 Most Creative People in the World in 2015.Winner of Three Cannes Lions, the marketing worlds’ award of distinction for creative excellence. International Travel/Tourism Photographer Award of the Year in 2003 and many accolades and publications since.
World Traveller. Photo Journalist. Climate Awareness advocate. Husband. Father.
Ever since he was little, Kevin Spreekmeester has told stories. His journey as a storyteller included a flirtation with acting and sports casting followed by what he considered “hard labour" in advertising agencies and marketing shops. He eventually found his stride as an award winning photojournalist which led him to visit all seven continents. He later met the owner and CEO of a small outerwear company called Canada Goose. Kevin was convinced to join them when they were still small and unknown. Over the following ten years, as CMO, he helped create a story that would change the landscape of the global outerwear industry, Canadian brands and many lives around him, including his own.
Now retired, he will share what he believes are the elements of a great story and how the narrative capacity of the arts can illuminate our personal, business and civic lives. Writing, photography and the process of idea generation share commonalities and Kevin has worked where they all intersect to powerfully define place, brand or person. Using real examples drawn from his incredible life as an adventurer and student of the world, Kevin’s message is that, in the end, “we are all extraordinarily capable of creating a richer life through the arts.”
Kevin will be presenting via ZOOM, with a Q & A following his talk.
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