Mark Simon Burk

Mark has over 25 years of experience in brand building and brand storytelling. As a writer and Creative Director at global advertising agencies BBDO, J. Walter Thompson and Deutsch; as a brand strategist at his consultancy No Harmful Additives; and as head of content at BigVoice Unlimited, the digital agency he co-founded, Mark's experience spans almost every major business category.

Mark's created television, radio and print for some of the world's most enduring brands. Today he focuses on innovative brand and business-building strategies and creates disruptive content for emerging and fast growing companies.

Mark also specializes in creating and facilitating creative brand innovation programs designed to help companies tackle challenges in fresh ways.

His clients have included IKEA, U.S. Navy, Conde Nast, Tommy Hilfiger, AIG, Foot Locker, General Mills, Campbell's, Kraft, Kellogg's, P&G Bounce, Bowne, UBS, Bristol Meyers Squibb, dr. brandt skincare, Ann Taylor, Sebastian Pro, Burger King and Pizza Hut.

Mark teaches strategic and creative thinking at New York's School of Visual Arts. His awards include The One Show, Communication Arts, Addy and Andy. His fiction has appeared in 'Best of' anthologies, and his film reviews and celeb profiles in Interview magazine.

In his younger days as tennis pro, Mark was known for his ability to turn anyone into a player. Mick Jagger is one student who owes a wicked slice serve to Mark. In turn, Mr. Jagger shared a piece of wisdom that forever affected the way Mark approaches brand storytelling. Ask him about it.