Welcome to episode 840 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Cindy Gallop in this episode of Uncorked
What can wine brands learn from the sex industry? A helluva lot if Cindy Gallop is the one giving the advice. In a time when alcohol brands are facing increasing calls for moderation and abstinence, we sit down with Cindy to explore how a platform like Make Love Not Porn is actively fighting to establish a healthy space for sex. From issues of funding, health, and values, to communication, ageism, aspirational marketing, this episode is a no-hold-barred look at the challenges and opportunities facing non-traditional industries. Oh, Cindy also shares ideas for campaigns that could rock the wine world!
About todays guest:
Cindy Gallop is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whose background is over 30 years in brand-building, marketing and advertising — she started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year.
She is the founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld, co-action software launched in beta at TED 2010 and subsequently written up and taught as a Harvard Business School case study, which enables brands to implement the business model of the future — Shared Values + Shared Action = Shared Profit (financial and social). She is also the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn – ‘Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference’ — a social sextech platform designed to promote good sexual behavior and good sexual values, which she launched at TED 2009, and for which she has just raised $2million to build out MLNP.tv as ‘the Social Sex Revolution’. As a result of the funding challenges she has encountered, she is raising the world’s first and only sextech fund, AllTheSky Holdings. She acts as board advisor to a number of tech ventures and works as a personal brand/life/executive coach and a consultant on brand and business innovation for companies around the world, describing her consultancy approach as ‘I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.’ Business Insider named her one of 15 Most Important Marketing Strategy Thinkers Today, alongside Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin, and cited her as number 33 on their list of 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter, and number one on their list of Top 30 People In Advertising To Follow On Twitter.
If you want to learn more about today’s guest, you can by visiting: cindygallop.com/