John Winsor
 

Hi, I'm John.

 
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About John

Innovator, Investor, Advisor, Best-selling Author, Speaker

John Winsor is a leading thinker, advisor and entrepreneur building platforms in the marketing, media and innovation industries. He is the founder and CEO of Speakeasy Guild and is known for his strategic marketing and open product innovation work based on collaboration, co-creation, open innovation and crowdsourcing. 


Investments

 
  • Woman's Sports and Fitness - Sold to Conde Nast

  • Inline Magazine Group - Sold to Emap

  • Gravity Games - Sold to NBC

  • Radar Communications - Sold to Crispin, Porter + Bogusky (MDC)

  • Speakeasy

  • VICTORS & SPOILS - SOLD TO HAVAS

  • BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT - IPO

  • SOVRN

  • CROWDTAP

 
 
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Advising

John specializes in advising brands and agencies on how to digitally transform themselves using open tools, platforms and technologies. John believes that in this age of rapid digital disruption that it is the creative citizens, the people, the brands and agencies, that will survive and thrive by co-creating from the bottom-up using open tools and platforms to reinvent their business models.

 
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Speaking

John was the founder of Victors & Spoils, the world's first creative advertising agency built on crowdsourcing principles, which was acquired by Havas where he became their Chief Innovaition Officer. Winsor's practical experience building companies in industries that are being radically transformed by technology from a closed business model to a new, open business model helps his audiences be inspired to come up with their own breakthrough strategies.

 
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Writing

 

Books

 
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Articles

 
The Dinosaurs of Cannes

The Dinosaurs of Cannes

5 Reasons Why Brands are Cutting Out Agencies

5 Reasons Why Brands are Cutting Out Agencies