Tracey Follows is a professional futurist and works with clients on long-term strategies for future growth. Her clients have included Telefonica, Google, Sky, Farfetch, Conde Nast and Virgin. She consults, writes and speaks on strategic foresight and futures, and appeared in a list of the top 50 female futurists around the world in Forbes.
She has spoken at UN HQ in New York, delivered her TedX at the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and closed at events such as Think With Google. She has appeared on BBC Business Matters, and has been a go-to futurist for many national press titles. She writes her own contributor column in Forbes.
She spent over two decades in marketing as a client including as International Advertising Manager at T-Mobile and Head of Consumer Marketing Communications at BT. She held senior strategic positions agency side including as Head of Planning at VCCP and Chief Strategy Office at JWT, and she held the position of Chair of APG Account Planning Group in the UK, 2013-2015.
She was an Adage ‘Woman to Watch’ 2017, awarded the Women in Marketing Award for Outstanding Contribution to Marketing 2016, and was Inaugural Creative Strategy Jury President at Cannes Lions 2019. In 2018, she was listed by Business Cloud as a Trailblazing Woman in Tech.
She is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, World Futures Studies Federation and a Fellow of the RSA.