We tap our industry's best problem solvers.

We know how to sell soda; can we do the same with condoms? Or micronutrient-fortified biscuits? Or routine immunizations? Or low-cost solar lights? Populist taps exceptional talent from across the marketing industry, giving our partners access to top-notch marketing acumen trained in helping organizations better serve their end-users.



Populist casts top talent from the many creative corners of the marketing industry. Populist marketers bring a breadth of backgrounds to bear on each engagement, from ethnographic research and marketing strategy, to creative direction and data analytics. Each share an obsession with understanding people and a common orientation towards creativity.




Populist's Advisory Council is comprised of divergent experts from both the marketing and social innovation fields. We lean on our Advisors – foremost industry leaders – for support both to Populist and directly to our client partners.


Tim Maleeny
Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Worldwide

Elizabeth Talerman
CEO, Managing Partner, Nucleus

Freya Williams
Group Head, Business + Social Purpose, Edelman

Leetha Filderman
President, PopTech

Alexandra Fiorillo
Principal, GRID Impact

Ali Demos
Director of Ethnography, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Kim Alter
Managing Director, Virtue Ventures




Grant Tudor
CEO, Populist

Marie-Claire Barker
Global Chief Talent Officer, MEC

Debi Feinman
Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather

Rachel Brown
CEO, Sisi Ni Amani


We literally could not have had a better experience with Populist. They are passionate, driven, and consummate professionals with the all-too-rare ability to translate their wealth of marketing experience across sectors with immediate (and highly relevant) application.
— Matthew Edmundson, Co-Founder, Violet Health