What is Potluck?
A regular podcast focused on the evolving consumer landscape in Asia today for anyone with an interest in brands, marketing and commerce in Asia.
Who do we like to stir the pot together with?
Our guests encompass an ecosystem of expert voices on the ‘state of play’ in Asia today - from journalists, data scientists and academics to marketers, trend-spotters and designers.
Ultimately it’s about creating a platform for fresh and interesting voices to be heard, with the result being inspiration and insights that can be applied to the listener’s own professional challenges.
Managing Director, Lore Consulting
Scott founded Lore as place where a serious amount of thought can be given to finding the right answer. For 15 years he’s been a hands-on researcher, specialising in strategic ad-hoc studies addressing a host of marketing challenges – with a strong focus on brand and communications.
Originally from Scotland, Scott started his career in London. In 2013, Scott made the switch to Asia, running studies spanning the APAC region with Hall & Partners Singapore.
His category experience is diverse, having worked for leading blue-chip brands in sectors including travel, telecoms, retail, luxury goods, technology, FMCG, sports, gaming, hospitality, and healthcare. In addition to work in the NGO and government space.
With an academic background in Product Design, Scott blends a human-centred yet commercially-minded approach to research: inherently curious, consultative and entirely focused on cracking the problem at hand
Managing Director, DD Research
“I believe that all ideas should be big, all data should be deep and all brands people-centric. Insight has to inform and inspire in order to be useful. And brands need to be people-centric and culturally relevant in order to be commercially successful.”
Born in Bulgaria, Drago made the move to Japan in 1997-first in Osaka and then in Tokyo. Then, he spent some time in Hong Kong, and is currently based in Singapore.
Formerly with Infoplan (McCann Erickson Tokyo), TNS and Flamingo Tokyo; holds BA and MA in Sociology and Behavioural Sciences from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
Drago has strong speciality in travel, hospitality, entertainment and retail, but has worked across the board in a variety of categories.
Drago started DD Research in 2012, having worked with brands on five continents over 15+ years.