Paul Kemp-Robertson co-founded the now globally renowned creative and strategic intelligence resource, Contagious, in 2004. Previously, he worked in commercials production and was part of the launch team behind the marketing creativity magazine Shots before going on to become editor, and was later Leo Burnett's worldwide director of creative resources. Paul has written for publications including Business 2.0 and the Guardian and his TEDGlobal talk on alternative currencies has been viewed over one million times. He has a Masters degree from the University of London.Chris Barth is a Lead Strategist at Contagious, where he oversees a wide variety of projects for brands and agencies in North America, including trend briefings, research reports, creative capabilities training, innovation workshops and collaborative strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Contagious in 2013, Chris worked as a staff writer at Forbes, where he also produced Steve Forbes' Intelligent Investing interview series, which featured conversations with global leaders in economics, business and investing. In the past, he has also been a freelancer at Rolling Stone, an editorial producer at Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and a consultant at Arcadia Solutions.
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