About Graceann Bennett

Graceann is an experienced planner and innovator who’s headed up brand strategy at four major global advertising agencies. Her work has driven successful integrated creative campaigns for Dove, Volkswagen, Guinness, Wonderbra and even a world religion. During her tenure at Ogilvy Chicago, she drove new business efforts that tripled the size of the agency while taking a planning department of three to a cross-functional community of strategists across brand planning, shopper marketing, consulting, analytics and public relations.  She was most recently the founder of a tech startup where she successfully built and launched a relationship app done in partnership with researchers at the Kinsey Institute.

Graceann is a proven thought leader and has presented her work at SXSW, Cannes Advertising Festival, Sustainable Brands, GreenBiz Forum, NYU Stern School of Business, TEDxHarvard and the United Nations Foundation for Social Change. She has been interviewed by major publications and news outlets, including Fortune, New York Times, CNN, Adweek, Ad Age and NPR. Graceann serves on the advisory board of Attivio, a global business intelligence company and is Global Ambassador for The SmartWoman Project -- a venture using mobile technology to empower women with education and social connectivity.