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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
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
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
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
JACKIE LEE JOE, Global CMO
PALOMA AZULAY, Global CMO,
We keep good company.
There's too much going on
for brands to not have
a point of view.
Growing up across Riyadh, Dhaka and Hong Kong, I always felt that the global advertising I saw around me wasn't for me. These companies wanted my dollars yet didn't seem to want to acknowledge the realities of their new global consumer. It’s the reason I joined the advertising industry after my time in academia studying effective creative communication. The key to growth for global corporations today is to to make more consumers around the world feel more heard and seen. It's a truism that people don't just buy what you're selling, but rather buy into why you're selling it. Now, more than ever, that means your purpose in culture - there's too much going on for brands not have a meaningful point of view on it all.
At Ricebowl, we're a collective of senior brand strategists who believe that for brands to engage today's global growth consumer, they need to speak to them with purpose and speak up for them where they're unrepresented. We figure out what companies stand for and why that appeals to everyday folks. We dig up what companies are about, and connect it to what consumers actually need - in progressive, culturally impactful articulations that make an positive difference in people's lives. The messages that brands put out there can shape the worldviews of entire generations - that's an amazing power to be celebrated, but also to be wielded carefully.
We use our training in consumer psychology, market research, critical theory, strategic storytelling and creative effectiveness to craft brands stories that drive deep emotional self-identification across audiences. We start with universal human truths and then apply finely-tuned localised cultural nuance. In a marketing world still driven by North America and Western Europe, we believe that when messages are crafted by more diverse teams - more women, more people of colour - they reach many more audience groups and drive more sustainable growth. Being a female-POC-founded independent strategy practice means we build brands with inclusive viewpoints baked into everything we do.
Our operating difference as an agency? Being independent means we can seek out and partner with creative teams from around the world that are right for your brand, and can operate with a rare objectivity that's liberated from awards-chasing or retaining AOR status. We're a crack team of experienced senior collaborators working flexibly all over the world - from creative directors to data analysts. We can embed in-house for months on end, or consult a retainer basis - our model is completely flexible and suited to the project model we believe is the future.
At Ricebowl, we don't have a sexy creds deck and we don’t pitch. But if you're a CMO, CEO or brand leader who wants to refine the story of your brand with real relevance in this messy world, we'd love to chat further about our approach and see if it’s right for you.
Founded Ricebowl Strategy
Cordon-Bleu trained classical Chef de Cuisine
Campaign & IPA's Woman to Watch
Top five most awarded Planning Directors in the world (Big Won)
Founding Member of of DAVID The Agency (Global CSO)
São Paulo, Miami and Buenos Aires
WPP Atticus Awards Grand Prix
Founded Ogilvy Noor
Founded Ogilvy Cultural Strategy
WPP Marketing Fellow
mentored by Sir Martin Sorrell
MPhil Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
BA English (First), University of Oxford
London x New York x Dhaka x Penang x Shanghai x São Paulo
Fluent Mandarin, Portuguese & Bengali