Gil Haddi ghaddi Toronto, Ontario Research Manager

Gil Haddi


Gil Haddi
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May 2012 Member Since

A graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Anthropology, I learned how to balance my time and deal with high pressure situations. Along with writing essays I participated in a mentorship program, and made the Dean's list in my last year.

My interests range from fashion to social media to journalism to travel. Before university I went to Israel for a year with the Young Judaea Year Course program. While there I met many amazing people with whom I went on adventures and hikes through the desert. Throughout this year of personal growth I also completed several courses and did community service for several organizations, all the while learning to be independent.

During my internship at Trend Hunter I was lucky to be surrounded by people who love what they do, making it an enjoyable and productive workplace for me. I learned a great deal about SEO, research and journalism, how to stay on the cutting edge and how to effectively use all forms of social media.

I then moved on to become a Senior Business Innovation Expert, attending global innovation and trend conferences, and interviewed hundreds of executives from fortune 500 companies including CEOs and VPs from brands like Ritz-Carlton, Virgin Atlantic and Gruppo Campari - diving into what makes them push to be creative and innovative.

Now, as a Research Advisor, I work with a variety of clients across many industries, researching trends in specific consumer segments, retail, marketing and product innovation.

I strive to excel in all my pursuits and thrive in a creative atmosphere with other like-minded people.

What is unique that's not in your bio?
I travelled for a year in Israel where I volunteered, studied, met amazing people and even took up yoga. I love anthropology and learning about ancient peoples and different cultures around the world.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
I`m proud that I graduated university while making the Dean`s Honor Roll, and that I took a wide range of electives, giving me the chance to learn a bit of everything.
How do you define cool?
Cool comes from being comfortable with who you are and what you stand for.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Look everywhere, even in the most unexpected places.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
Trend Hunter allows me to share my finds with thousands of people and its a great way to discover cool new trends.
What is your favorite trend?
I am always interested in the new interactive retail or viral marketing trends!
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Have fun with it and write about things you find exciting.
How do you reset to be creative?
A nice relaxing shower helps me feel refreshed and motivated.
What inspires or excites you?
Talking to people who have interesting stories and experiences to share.

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