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Speak to Strangers are a Sydney creative studio, specialising in brand strategy and digital experiences. 

 As you'd expect, the idea of Speak to Strangers was born in a shady pub in Eastern Europe. Our founding father(s) share a passion for everything that defines advertising: pace, challenge and opportunity. The same things that are often accompanied by a stiff drink.

 What we offer is simple: we combine the experience of veterans with the creativity that's often lost from brainstorm to boardroom. We're not here to reinvent the wheel, but we’ve got a knack for tread that sticks.

 We're passionate about ideas that create measurable value. If they leave a lasting mark – even better.  

 
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Zander van Oldenborgh - Director/Strategist

Working in the advertising industry as an Art Director for 10 years, my goal is to create beautiful, conceptual, and strategic work that has an immersive quality. I’ve been responsible for the animation, design-thinking and execution of projects from initial conception through to final output. I have experience working both locally and internationally and have a sound understanding of how to tie a creative concept to a business problem, no matter how tight or open-ended this may be. I have been a part of, as well as led some of biggest jobs to come out of Sydney. This includes the biggest projection in history — recorded as such in the Guinness Book of Records — for the Arabic Games in 2011; using large, curved wall projections for a leading consumer brand in USA; and multiple large format 360-degrees wrap projections in locations such as The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

I have worked with a scope of brands and agencies, ranging from the conservative side of the spectrum, such as banks and financial institutions, to the more edgy clients such as Vans and various international musicians.

Having actually studied and worked as a designer/animator, I have a special intimacy with the creative team. Many company directors have a lack of experience with the tools, which creates a real disconnect to the bread-and-butter of creative output. I understand timelines, budget and client expectations first-hand. I believe this also grants me the knowledge and experience to recognise where the production value can be maximised should there be budget constraints or changes to the brief.

Lets fall in love with your business problems together. 

 
Robin Chan

Robbie Chan - Strategist

I help brands identify the cultural passion points and playgrounds where their audiences live and craft leveraging those passions. I help tailor the right message for the right audience at the right time and powerful marketing is based on that principle.

I have over 8 years of experience working across sports marketing, broadcast media, music and entertainment, digital publishing. In that time I’ve worn many hats – research and insights analyst, commercial insights strategist, brand strategist, digital strategist but whatever the title, my simple proposition for my clients is knowing where you are and helping you identify where you want to be, and the cool awesome part is building the story of how we get there.

I’ve worked with brands of all shapes and sizes and my goal is to help everyone be smarter in all things marketing. I want to help brands understand how they can play a role in culture and make real impact on the audiences they want to engage