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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 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.
Global Brand Strategy Director, Netflix
(2019 - 20)
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
MPhil Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
BA English, University of Oxford
London x New York x Dhaka x Penang x Shanghai x São Paulo
Fluent Mandarin, Portuguese & Bengali