My background is in communication and content creation: I founded and ran a successful media production company (advertising photography and TV commercials, mainly) before getting involved in professional image capture systems from companies such as Sinar, Leaf, PhaseOne and Dicomed in the days when professional-quality digital photography was in its infancy.
I then moved into the print and publishing industries. For seven years I was Worldwide Director of Marketing for a software company based in Germany. Clients ranged from printing companies, publishers, in-house corporate marketing departments, and government organizations on the one hand; all the way up to globally-recognized companies such as Marvel, IKEA, Nestlé and WPP.
For the past twelve years I've been heading-up the KEXINO team, an amazing group of 19 marketing experts located across 9 countries.
I was born, raised, and educated in London. Today the place I call home is Strasbourg, a city in North-Eastern France.
I run KEXINO, a different sort of marketing services company helping small-to-medium sized companies and startups produce better, more effective marketing. Read this to learn more about why we think we're different.
I've been writing marketing articles and opinion pieces in print and on the web since 1991 - at a time when the word "blog" didn't even exist.
Our award-winning blog Business Value Matters is about making smaller businesses aware of the new rules of marketing, communications, sales and customer engagement. It's about how technology and behavioral psychology have become facilitators for businesses of every size to grow their reputation and trust in the minds of their customers.
While KEXINO keeps me very busy, I also lecture to final-year MBA students in my role as Adjunct Marketing Professor at a prominent business school in Strasbourg, France. It's hard work (especially setting and marking exam papers) but I absolutely love it.
Outside of work I'm a husband and father - you can take a look at my personal blog here. I'm a bit of a music and hi-fi nut - my iTunes folder is over 1Tb.
Other hobbies? I love to cook (French and Asian/Fusion, mainly) and play jazz piano (mostly blues and boogie-woogie) when I have the time. Even though I'm not very accomplished at either of them, it doesn't seem to stop me.
Gee Ranasinha In The Press
Conference & Event Speaker
Looking for an engaging, passionate, knowledgeable (and humorous) marketing speaker for your next conference, meeting, or workshop?
I've spoken at many sales events, awards dinners, TEDx events, user group meetings, and conferences. As well as a range of marketing topics, I speak about bridging the business gap between online and the real world.
Thoughts, opinions, and observations in this age of disruption and interruption - totally customized for your audience.
A recent testimonial: "Gee's ability to capture a room during his presentations is fantastic."Get in touch if you'd like me to speak at your next event.
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