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2021

 BRAVELY POSITIONING

A CULT BRAND

 

 FINDING JOY IN THE BLACK CULINARY   ROOTS OF FRIED CHICKEN 

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2020

NETFLIX'S FIRST GLOBAL BRAND PLATFORM IN 22 YEARS

 CHAMPIONING THE POWER OF   STORYTELLING TO BRING US CLOSER 

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2019

 DISRUPTING MORE THAN

JUST GROOMING

 TACKLING MENS' MENTAL HEALTH   THROUGH PROGRESSIVE MASCULINITY 

 

   GOLD AWARD: GLOBAL STRATEGY   

    4A'S JAY CHIAT AWARDS    

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Words that make our day.

Absolutely magical work – across 3 of our monster brands – each unique and each uniquely complex.

REBECCA MESSINA, CMO 

Beam Suntory

I could not have been more pleased with the process, the outputs, and the level of thinking!

I couldn't recommend Nazia more highly to anyone looking for a creative, whip-smart partner. 

Nazia is the first

person I called when I joined Spotify to lead foundational brand and creative strategy for us.

ANDY KATZ-MAYFIELD, CEO 

Harry's

There are a lot of good strategists out there. And then there's Nazia Du Bois. I'm not afraid to call her the best planner in the world. 

JACKIE JANTOS, VP Brand

Spotify

You should be so proud of the brand work you've done and the way you've steered the Netflix ship...very hard to do!

MEGHANN SEIDNER, VP

Coca-Cola

JACKIE LEE JOE, Global CMO

Netflix

PALOMA AZULAY, Global CMO, 

Popeyes 

 
We keep good company.
 
There's too much going on
for brands not to take an
active role in culture.
"

As a child of the 80s across Riyadh, Dhaka and Hong Kong, I always felt that the brand messaging I saw from global brands wasn't *for* me, a young South Asian woman of Muslim heritage. Brands that tried to speak to local insight only succeeded in making us feel further pigeonholed or reduced to stereotype. Things have changed enormously since, but there's still a ton of work left to do. And at this critical juncture in our global cultural narrative, with seemingly everything up for grabs, there's simply too much going on for brands to not commit to an active role in moving us all forwards.

 

At Ricebowl, we're a collective of senior brand strategists and creative thinkers who believe in brands speaking for the global growth consumer. Most companies are looking to the Global South for their growth (and post-pandemic recovery), but leadership teams both in-house and at agencies are still rarely reflective of the consumer we speak to. Our approach is consumer-first - yes, we spend time figuring out what companies stand for, but mostly we ask why that should appeal, in the lives of folks across the world, especially those who remain unrepresented in much of the decision-making that affects them. We craft progressive, culturally impactful brands that do the stuff people actually want them to do in their lives. Being a female-POC founded practice means we build with inclusion at the heart of everything we do. And being an indie shop means we can (and do) partner with the very best creative teams globally, unchecked by holding company strings. 

We always prefer a real conversation to a sexy creds deck, and we're too small to pitch. So if you're a CMO, CEO or brand leader who wants to pinpoint the truth of your brand with real relevance in the wonderful chaos we live in, drop us a line. We'd love to chat. 

 

ABOUT NAZIA

Global Brand Strategy Director, Netflix

(2019 - 20)

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Founded Ricebowl Strategy

(2016)

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Cordon-Bleu trained classical Chef de Cuisine

(2016)

Campaign & IPA's Woman to Watch

(2015)

Top five most awarded Planning Directors in the world (Big Won)

(2015) 

Founding Member of of DAVID The Agency (Global CSO)

São Paulo, Miami and Buenos Aires

(2013)

WPP Atticus Awards Grand Prix

(2012)

Founded Ogilvy Noor

(2011)

Founded Ogilvy Cultural Strategy

(2008)

WPP Marketing Fellow

(2005-8)

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MPhil Chinese Studies, University of Oxford

(2005)

BA English, University of Oxford

(2003)

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London x New York x Dhaka x Penang x Shanghai x São Paulo

Fluent Mandarin, Portuguese & Bengali

 
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