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Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Claire Grinton

SVP, Head of Experience, EMEA

Claire Grinton is SVP, Head of Experience for Essence in EMEA. An American based in London, Claire leverages her expertise in media and creative expertise to create meaningful consumer experiences that build businesses.

Claire first joined Essence in 2009, playing a critical role in helping to develop the agency's dynamic creative capabilities and custom partnerships practice. Prior to Essence, Claire spent the first decade of her career working in brand and creative strategy as a brand strategists at agencies including Mekanism, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Draftfcb. She has also been a professor at Academy of Art University and a contributing writer to CAUSECAST where her work was featured in the Huffington Post and LA Times.

Claire studied Journalism and Strategic Communications at the University of Minnesota.