Global Creative Director | Creativity Expert | Author | Keynote Speaker. Not a professor, nor a documentarian. Timo is a practitioner of creativity.
- Nominated as speaker of the year in Finland
- Published THE LONELY CREATIVE book – a diary format business book
- Published world’s first guidebook on Experiential Planning – everyone’s talking about CX today
- Receiving Global 40 under 40 Award
- Creative direction for world’s biggest advertiser’s, Samsung’s, global flagship product launches
Timo Kiuru is a global creative director. He travels the world to speak to professional audiences and his observations are published in a number of international publications. Timo Kiuru was recognized with the global 40 under 40 industry award in 2016.
Timo is a marketing executive specializing in experiential design and leading creativity with almost 15 years' experience transforming global brands. He helps businesses become and remain relevant though state-of- the art concepts, boundary-pushing design and authentic brand experiences.
The mentality of an artist is to never hold back. To create art that reveals something hidden in both the maker and the observer. By bringing this passion of an artist into design and marketing, Timo helps businesses push aside mediocrity and become truly innovative.
With people at their heart, Kiuru’s lessons provide consolation amid transformation: creating trust, searching for beauty and new perspectives, and seeing people’s strengths. After all, isn’t that what we all want – to be seen and encountered as we are? Leaders who grasp this are well on their way.
Timo Kiuru encourages companies to immerse themselves in creativity, focus on what truly matters, and find new ways of working.
" Inspiring businesses to embrace the unknown and do something different. "
As a public speaker Timo Kiuru is invited to address business, corporate, government and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. Timo’s presentations are fast-paced, engaging, visually striking and thought-provoking.
Timo has spoken to professional audiences in cities as diverse as Helsinki, Miami, Las Vegas, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Moscow, Madrid, Rotterdam, Kiev, Toronto, Stockholm, Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn and Porto and has worked with global brands such as Samsung, SK-II, McLaren, Microsoft, Mini, The Huff Post, TheCoolHunter, Highsnobiety, Helsinki Fashion Week, Nokia, Kit and Ace and Sporty & Rich.
Timo is interested in what happens after digitalization. If you want to create any kind of change in the world, you must master the art of marketing. Beauty is the highest form of hope. Being more creative is the only way to make something better – in life and in business. In his opinion these topics deserve a platform – do you agree?
The Lonely Creative
True Stories That Will Help You and Your Business Grow
What happens when you combine a personal diary, leadership guide, and real-life lessons on creative growth? You get this book. Timo Kiuru is an internationally awarded creative director who travels the world. What does a creative director do exactly? Meetings with Hollywood producers, parties at Paris fashion week, luxury hotels, the red carpet. They are not what this book is about. It’s where they led. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the key future work skills are complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Sounds like just another day in the office for a creative director. Buckle up for a journey around the world – here we go!
Experience Is the New Marketing
Guide to World-Class Brand Experiences
Finally the first book ever to be written about the creative planning of event and experiential marketing. Experience Is the New Marketing is a book on how to plan a world-class brand experiences. I wrote this book with the realisation that the whole experiential marketing industry needs more recognition. The focus should be on the creativity of planning campaigns, not only on the creativity of execution and production. The book covers the psychology of creating a brand experience, the strategic thinking behind campaigns as well as creativity case studies.
All businesses need to make a strategic decision: do we want to be the cheapest alternative in the market or the most creative company in the industry?
This fast-paced, entertaining and engaging presentation helps executives and companies to embrace business creativity.
We used to live in a world of mass marketing and hyper consumerism.
How do you build a brand in this day and age of critical consumerism, minimalism, sustainability and fragmented media landscape?
This fast-paced, entertaining and engaging presentation helps companies to understand the nature of modern branding and the value of design.
According to Bain & Company, 80% of companies believe they deliver a ”superior experience.”
Only 8 % of customers agree!
Say no more! This fast-paced, entertaining and engaging presentation helps companies to create a better customer experience
This keynote is for all companies that love their customers.