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Executive Search for Strategists

Stuart Parkin

SPARKIN is an affiliated group focused on locating and developing strategic talent. We have three decades experience of marketing on the agency and client side and as consultants to a number of the most iconic agency groups in the marketing communications business.

SPARKIN was founded by Stuart Parkin, who worked for and then consulted to agencies ranging from DDB Worldwide, SpikeDDB, TribalDDB, Organic, Fallon, Rapp Collins, Porter Novell, Fleishman Hillard, amongst others. Stuart is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, has a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology and is a published author of fiction and non-fiction including a ‘dubiously’ credited best-selling novel: Trade Secret

Stuart is a British and Australian citizen, and has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, and Sydney. He lives in New York now, with his girlfriend. His network and experience is drawn from a fortunate collection of experiences as well as having traveled to over 150 countries. Travel and culture remain a huge and on-going passion of his.

The Parkin Prize

The Parkin Prize rewards the strategist not simply with the biggest mind, but the biggest heart, to go with the mind! Or, the most ‘empathetic’ individual. The idea behind the award is to encourage a genuine interest in people and a willingness to actively aid their progression. However, it is more than compassion that is being rewarded. This Prize reinforces the fact that, by striving to help others, by communicating a genuine interest in them and their progression and—better still—facilitating it, we enhance our own ability to understand them and so aid them, whether client, creative, planner or suit and, in so doing, we aid our own progression.

Scholarship Winners

Choring Kim
VCU
2018

Tasha Pelaez
MAS - San Francisco
2018

Julia Schindel
MAS - New York
2018

Rachel Eden
MAS - Miami
2017

Alyssa Fea
VCU
2017

Pedro Osti

Pedro Osti
MAS -San Francisco
2017

Natalia Aristizabal

Natalia Aristizabal
MAS - Miami
2017

Jenny Regan
VCU
2016

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater
MAS - San Francisco
2016

Marta Domenech
MAS - Miami
2016

Greg Donnelly
VCU
2015

Andrew Farrelly
MAS - New York
2015

Kevin Xiao
MAS - San Francisco
2015

Kiran Carpenter
MAS - Miami
2015

Matthew McLaren
MAS - New York
2014

William Allen-Mersh,
Reaghan Francis,
Michael Rebong,
Enrique Ahumada
MAS - Miami
2014

Amy McEwan
VCU
2014

Jacky Lei
MAS - San Francisco
2014

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