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Aarron Spinley

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Aarron Spinley is a business anthropologist and a growth futurist who has become a quite unique voice in the world of growth and leadership.

Whilst most commonly recognised in the circles of marketing and customer engagement, his work is drawn heavily from macro-history, experience economy principles, futures (the practice of foresight), and the wider social sciences: neuroscience, behavioural economics, psychology, and the principles of complex economics. 

Now rated a global thought leader in his field, his work observes culture, societal evolution, and technological advancement. 

Aarron is a sought after speaker and has written for numerous publications including Forbes, ZDNet, The Drum, CX Buzz, The Startup, Better Marketing, Mumbrella, Which-50, and The Headway

Aarron began his adult life as a drama student, studying human traits through the craft and discipline of character development, skills he would later rediscover as he worked in the field of experience design at global digital product development company Tigerspike.

In between, he observed human behavioural patterns to business risk and taught company directors in the related governance fields. After Tigerspike, his anthropological leanings saw him take on several stints as an independent consultant working with start-ups, before taking senior roles in German software giant SAP. It was there that he co-founded and led the creative agency, LAB72, before taking on strategy and evangelism roles in the Customer Experience business in Asia Pacific and Japan. Now part of the team delivering cutting edge engagement theory and capabilities at the groundbreaking firm Thunderhead, while maintaining his private practice. 

Aarron studied Marketing under Professor Mark Ritson, Consumer Psychology under Professor Sangeeta Sahney, and Futurology under Doctor Robert Burke and the renowned Professor Sohail Inayatullah, one of his professional heroes.




Now a top 10 global thought leader in both the Customer Experience and Brand Loyalty categories, Aarron also maintains prominent positions on the leaderboards for Strategy, Marketing, Mobile, CRM, and Culture.

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