Abigail Posner

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  • Head of Strategic Planning at Google’s Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands
  • Thought Leader on Culture, Creativity and the Internet

Abigail shines a unique, humanistic lens on culture, business and technology that brings fresh perspective to corporate culture, product development, branding and marketing.  Her quest is to spark novel thinking and lead people to take action.  Abigail is the Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands. At Google, she helps advertisers and marketers make sense of human beings’ deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights into strategic and creative efforts.

 
  

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I was fortunate enough to attend the DMAI Convention in Minneapolis recently and I was even more fortunate to have the privilege of listening to you speak. I found your presentation so inspirational and valuable. I love seeing strong women in leadership roles so that was very inspiring and the content of your presentation was absolute gold. I took so many notes and I feel I can take a lot of your words about creativity back and use it within my role.

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Cracking Creativity: Re-Engaging Our Innate Creativity for Greater Productivity & Growth

You can be creative too. Yes, you. Borrowing from the worlds of advertising, product development, technology, neuroscience and anthropology, we can learn how to tap our innate sense of creativity, and yield a profound difference in our professional and personal lives. ...

You can be creative too. Yes, you. Borrowing from the worlds of advertising, product development, technology, neuroscience and anthropology, we can learn how to tap our innate sense of creativity, and yield a profound difference in our professional and personal lives.

Finding Deep Meaning Behind Your Daily Lives and Why it Matters

What if the minutiae of our daily lives was actually the secret to some of life's biggest questions: Who we are, why we're here, what's it all for? In this series of explorations, we'll see how looking at life through the lens of the little things can not only solve big problems but yield more power ...

What if the minutiae of our daily lives was actually the secret to some of life's biggest questions: Who we are, why we're here, what's it all for? In this series of explorations, we'll see how looking at life through the lens of the little things can not only solve big problems but yield more powerful connections with our clients, family, friends, and ultimately ourselves. 

Making Sense of Nonsense - A Source of New Ideas and Opportunities from the Least Likely Places

What if I told you that silly memes, beauty pageants, frozen snack foods, and reality shows were the key to unlocking your untapped brilliance, experiencing greater joy, beauty and meaning in life? Hard to believe right? Learn how things considered far from masterpieces can actually bring us closer ...

What if I told you that silly memes, beauty pageants, frozen snack foods, and reality shows were the key to unlocking your untapped brilliance, experiencing greater joy, beauty and meaning in life? Hard to believe right? Learn how things considered far from masterpieces can actually bring us closer to our authentic selves. 

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<p>Want a speaker who's presentation will have your event trending during and after the talk? Meet Abigail Posner...</p>

Want a speaker who's presentation will have your event trending during and after the talk? Meet Abigail Posner...

Head of Strategic Planning at Google’s Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands ABIGAIL POSNER hits a home run again as her presentation made the Destination Marketing Association International Conference a trending topic within 10 min of her talk. The event brought together 1,300  attendees comprised of CEO/COO to entry level, in the focus areas of Sales, Marketing/PR, Finance/Admin, Membership, and Visitor Services. Her message was being enthusiastically shared by the audience during and after the event. An attendee from Tourism Tropical North Queensland wrote: "I found your presentation so inspirational and valuable. I took so many notes and I feel I can take a lot of your words about creativity back and use it within my role."

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<p>Abigail Posner's HWA Chat about digital intimacy</p>

Abigail Posner's HWA Chat about digital intimacy

Abigail dropped by HWA and had a robust chat about creating intimate and experiential events before, during and after your conference. No matter how big your conference is, with the right strategy you can create a level of intimacy with your attendees that will resonate long after your event is over and into the next year where people will be coming back for more.

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<p>Abigail Posner helps businesses stoke their creative & innovative mindsets</p>

Abigail Posner helps businesses stoke their creative & innovative mindsets

Head of strategic planning at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands, ABIGAIL POSNER reminds business leaders every day that, "We live in a world, especially now, where we can’t afford not to innovate, and not on a small scale either... Everybody can be creative. We all have it inherently within us, but we lose it along the way...More than ever, today we have access to tools and resources that can allow us to spark that sense of creativity better than ever before."

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<p>Women in Business Q&A: Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Google</p>

Women in Business Q&A: Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Google

In this insightful Huffington Post Q&A, ABIGAIL POSNER  answers questions about how her life experience made her the leader she is today; how her previous employment experience has aided her tenure at Google; advice for women who want a career in her industry; her most important lesson learned to date; and much more.

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<p><strong>Why Your Mission Matters</strong></p>

Why Your Mission Matters

ABIGAIL POSNER, culture and marketing expert, provides insights on the benefits of a deeply defined brand strategy. In her Advertising Age article she writes: "...when a brand is more than just a bunch of products to consume but rather a source of positive change in the world at large, it can unleash marketers' passions, inspirations and imaginations."

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<p>Why We Create and Share Cat Videos and Why it Matters </p>

Why We Create and Share Cat Videos and Why it Matters 

People are spending more and more time on the web creating, curating, and sharing visual content, such as cat videos, screaming goats and dance moves. At first blush most of it is mind-boggling, but these memes  aren’t just a mindless distraction; they reflect a real human need to elevate the everyday, make connections, and exchange energy. In this article, ABIGAIL POSNER, outlines how companies can participate meaningfully. 

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Why you should care about me...after all do you really feel like reading  a bio? 

There’s more to this world than you see at first glance.  And it can change everything. My passion is to spark your curiosity, stimulate thinking and foster wonder in our daily lives.  Opening our minds to this can have profound effects on our personal and professional lives.

I’m a real person, a mom, and daughter of scientists first...

Whether at work or play, I have spent my life asking WHY and how to put those insights into action. Whether I was dissecting Talmudic laws as a child or investigating different cultures during my Anthropology studies at Harvard University, or examining people’s relationships with products and brands during my career in advertising, the quest for WHY is the thread that is woven throughout all my roles. 

Ok, now I show how I get paid to do what I love...

Today, as Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands, my role is to help advertisers and marketers make sense of human beings’ deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights in strategic and creative efforts.  While at Google, I have also launched an industry-first thought leadership series on human beings' emotional relationships with the digital space: Humanizing Digital.  This research decodes technology in an inspiring and useful way.

Oh yeah, I didn’t just arrive out of a box...

Prior to joining Google, I was Executive Vice President, Strategy Director at Publicis New York, and Head of Strategic Planning at DDB New York.  I blog regularly on topics around beauty in our culture at Beautyskew.com, have published a range of articles on marketing, digital culture and beauty, and am a contributor to Advertising Age & Google’s sites.  I’ve been featured in a host of publications including: Business Insider, Huffington Post, NY Times, La Presse, CNBC, Mumbrella, AdNews, B&T & Globes Israel

For life is merely something that you can’t rehearse. It’s dangerous and beautiful and free as verse.”  
A Man of No Importance

 

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