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Alex Mecklenburg
Creative Business Partner

Alex has built a career by solving business problems with creativity and continuous organisational prototyping. In her time as Global Brand Director and Business Director, and Global Digital Lead for Unilever she delivered seminal work like Dirt is Good.

She has since been MD for service design shop, Huge, and Client Strategist at Edelman. In both roles Alex has shaped new creative structures that delivered innovative products and services.

Alex is a business mentor and executive coach.


Ivan Pols
Creative Business Partner

As Worldwide Creative Director at O&M and Adam&EveDDB, Ivan built international creative teams for Dove, Unilever and Philips, making campaigns that went far beyond advertising.

Ivan has collected major international awards in almost every creative discipline and his work has appeared in TEDtalks, textbooks and spoof videos. You can see his portfolio of work here.

Ivan founded Truth & Spectacle because he believes creativity in business is more necessary and powerful than ever.



Our community of creative business partners come from many disciplines; design strategy and behavioural insights, finance and IP, digitisation, research and recruitment.

They're all passionate about innovation and creative people.


The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
— William Temple