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Dave Meeker

EVP, Head of Innovation & XD, Global Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu CreativeDentsu

St Paul, MN

Member Since October 2021


Innovation & Growth
Digital Strategy
Product Design


Dave Meeker plays a dual role at Dentsu – As America’s practice Lead for Experience Design & Innovation as well as the Global Chief Innovation Officer across all of Dentsu’s creative agencies. Meeker’s hybrid background spans business, design, and technology, and gives him a unique perspective on the complex challenges brands face in today’s technology-enabled, customer-first marketplace. With over two decades of experience working to uncover, understand and advise on emerging technologies and trends and how a design-led approach to customer and brand experience leads to commercial innovation, he has helped many well-known brands create new opportunities for growth. Having worked across industries and markets, Dave brings a broad understanding of enterprise Innovation to the table, - from leveraging powerful new experience technologies to disciplined design-led processes that help organizations navigate scalable innovation – from identifying risks, opportunities, and ways to approach the application of innovation to their strategy, operations as well as product and service design. Meeker represents Dentsu’s creative agencies within Dentsu Next, Dentsu’s global innovation offerings and serves as the head of the Isobar NowLab, a global initiative to catalyze innovation across all of Isobar’s global markets. Additionally, oversees the company’s collaborative relationship with the MIT Media Lab. As Consortium members, Dentsu’s team is front and center in various Media Lab programs aimed at invention and innovation across the experience landscape. Dave’s unique background and skills have led to work with brands across the globe, working with client teams to structure and deliver on innovation programs for clients that include Cisco, ViacomCBS, HBO, the US Air Force, Intel, GM, and others. Meeker, who was named as one of Campaign Magazine’s 40 over 40, has had his work awarded by many organizations including the Webby Awards, The Clio Awards, The Hatch Awards, Ad-Age Project Isaac Awards, Fast Company, and even the Cannes Lions International Festival of creativity, where he received the esteemed Grand Prix for digital craft in 2018.

Published content

20 personal life lessons that build stronger business leaders

expert panel

Industry experts weigh in on the tips that keep their companies (and mindsets) growing successfully.  As a business owner or manager, who is responsible for leading a team to successful bottom-line results, quarter over quarter, it's easy to get stuck in a silo mindset or let fear and anxiety take over—having you falsely assume that every other company or leader has the secret to business growth and high-performance teams all figured out. On the contrary, you are not alone in your ability to face and overcome various obstacles head-on. And you'll be grateful for it along the way. To prove the point, a panel of experts from Fast Company Executive Board admits to having their fair share of ups and downs throughout their career journey to leadership. In this topic of discussion, they share one personal life lesson and what it has taught them most about how to become a better leader for the staff members and companies that they represent.

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We are champions for meaningful progress, helping our clients to win, keep and grow their best customers. With best-in-class services and solutions in media, CXM, and creative, we operate in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 48,000 dedicated specialists.


Marketing & advertising

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10,001 plus