Will Burroughs

head of strategy in Los Angeles, California

Will Burroughs

head of strategy in Los Angeles, California

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The need to solve problems has always driven me and, while that can make me an annoying husband, I believe it’s what gave me my love of strategy. I relish sitting with people to discuss a range of ways to approach a problem and then stress-testing and massaging it until it’s tight.

But I also believe in just getting on with it; ideating on the fly, working quickly, treating strategy like an open conversation not a one-sided dictate.

It’s important to be generous with ideas, to be an “open mind that opens minds”, and to remember that strategy without execution is just PowerPoint.

In a post-digital world, we’ve moved beyond “advertising” and, as digital products become intimately connected to physical ones, brands need to leverage both in harmony. You can’t be defined as a “producer of x”; instead you must be seen as a “believer in y”, using your power and influence to change the lives of your customers.

Some of the creative I've helped work on.

  • Education
    • University of Sydney