Cindy Gallop’s background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising
- she started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in
New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year.
She is the founder and CEO of www.IfWeRanTheWorld.com, a web meets
world platform designed to turn good intentions into action one
microaction at a time, which launched in beta with a demo at TED 2010,
and of www.makelovenotporn.com, launched at TED 2009. She acts as
board advisor to a number of tech startups and consults, describing
her consultancy approach as ‘I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael
Bay of business.’ She has a reputation as a compelling and
inspirational speaker at conferences and events around the world on a
variety of topics, and recently published ‘Make Love Not Porn:
Technology’s Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior’ as one of TED’s new
line of TEDBooks launched this year with Amazon.