Official Member and Editorial Contributor (Business Council)Bruno Gralpois is a key contributor to Forbes. Regularly sharing insights on brand advertising and partnership management with Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for industry thought-leaders. “We are honored to welcome Bruno Gralpois into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
ESTEEMED JUDGE - ADVERTISING INDUSTRY EXPERT
2022 AdForum PHNXBruno Gralpois served as a judge for the 2022 AdForum PHNX - a top industry international advertising award competition, joining a diverse jury of top industry leaders including creatives, marketers, journalists, strategists, agency leaders and consultants. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate the power of creativity, to pay homage to the power and resilience of creativity, asking agencies, freelancers, brands and production companies to enter their best work into a carefully distilled selection of categories. The competition is open to advertising agencies, PR agencies, film production companies, media agencies, design studios, photographers, freelance creatives and advertisers worldwide.
PRESTIGIOUS JUDGE - INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY EXPERT
2022 International ECHOBruno Gralpois served as a judge for the 2022 Association of National Advertisers (ANA) International ECHO Awards - a top industry award. Winners represent the world’s greatest data-driven storytellers, their amazing work, and the stunning performance they achieved. The ANA International ECHO Awards launched in 1929 and relentlessly focused on seeking out and recognizing marketers from around the world who have dared to imagine a future rich with the opportunity of data, and who have explored its potential to advance their brands toward new frontiers. Each category is dedicated to an area of expertise critical to improving performance in today’s data-driven marketing ecosystem.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
ClickZ, one of the largest digital marketing communities in the world todayBruno Gralpois’ joined ClickZ’s esteemed advisory board to distill key trends and make predictions as to the current and future state of the industry. As one of the largest digital marketing communities in the world, ClickZ helps senior marketers and business leaders navigate the technologies transforming industries by offering resources that cover MarTech, the impact of emerging technologies and the overarching digital transformation journey embarked on by top brands. ClickZ’s advisory board includes industry leaders from top brands - The LEGO Group, SAP, Wells Fargo, Salesforce, and more.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Evergreen Trading, a media investment firm powered by tradeBruno Gralpois joined Evergreen Trading's advisory board along other industry leaders. Evergreen purchases excess inventory, unwanted media/sponsorship commitments or even help fund a corporate initiatives and/or media strategies. Evergreen Trading clients include some of the largest companies in the world including Adidas, Gap Inc, Bayer, 7-Eleven, Heineken, Petco, and many others.
FRENCH FOREIGN TRADE ADVISER
French Ministry of Trade and CommerceBruno Gralpois is a former French Foreign Trade Adviser (aka "Conseillers du Commerce Exterieur" or CCE's), appointed by the French Ministry of Trade and Commerce. Bruno is part of a small group of French senior executives established in 145 countries dealing with business opportunities and risks in major world markets. Experts in their own area, the CCE’s are at the heart of international markets and aware of the full range of international business risks.Their opinion help shape the French trade policy. CCE’s organize conferences all over the world to compare and exchange their views with international decision-makers, their analysis of international trade and their experience of specific markets.
MARKETING TECHNOLOGY AWARDS JUDGE
Annual Industry Award organized by ClickZ and Search Engine WatchAs a judge in the 2019 Marketing Technology Awards, Bruno Gralpois served on a panel of eight industry-expert judges. This program is the largest and most exclusive marketing technology awards hosted by two of the most trusted communities of digital marketers. “With so much change in the marketing industry, particularly in regard to martech, it can be difficult to navigate the path that will aid your brand’s success,” Gralpois said. “An increasingly digital world and advertising powerhouses are making martech more important than ever as evidenced by the growing interest we are seeing in our SaaS offering. Technology is a key component of our industry’s path forward and am honored to use my expertise to give recognition to the top players in the space.”
CELEBRITY JUDGE FOR MISS USA AND MISS AMERICA
Miss Universe/USA and Miss America OrganizationsBruno Gralpois's exposure to the world of beauty has led him to many opportunities to contribute to organizations like Miss Universe/Miss USA and Miss/Mrs America that foster a healthy definition of beauty and personal growth, encouraging individuals to build self-confidence and explore ways to better themselves. Bruno participated as a judge in various Miss USA and Miss America events in the past decade. His experience as a judge was a catalyst to writing his book entitled "Magnifique Inside & Out" in 2015 (available at Amazon.com and other stores) which led him to speaking on the topic at industry events and being interviewed on radio and television shows.
CHAIR OF THE CLIENT/AGENCY RELATIONS COMMITTEE AND FACULTY MEMBER
Association of National Advertisers (ANA)As chair of the ANA Client/Agency Committee, Bruno Gralpois has been instrumental in establishing agency management as a central marketing discipline. He has shaped industry-wide initiatives to improve our understanding and practices in agency management. Bruno also serves as an ANA Faculty member. The ANA Marketing Training & Development Center and its faculty of industry experts like Bruno equips thousands of the largest corporations and marketing leaders with the skills they need to advance their careers, increase the capabilities of their teams, and enhance their brands. Representing more than 20,000 influential brands, the ANA helps its members become more effective marketers, build stronger brands, and drive industry and societal change.
HUMAN RIGHTS PRO BONO ADVISER/PRODUCER
Emma Thompson's Safe Project with Nick HaddowBruno Gralpois is passionate about helping others realize their true potential. He's a former pro bono adviser/producer for international award-winning photographer Nick Haddow and two-time Academy Award® winning actress Emma Thompson and her UK-based human rights organization, the Helen Bamber Foundation. Everyone needs a safe place, but millions cannot find one. We live in a world where about 27 million people have been forced into labor or sexual exploitation. The wonders of feeling safe—and the urgent, compelling need to provide safety to those in search of it around the world—come to the fore in The SAFE Project, an intriguing mix of intimate portrait photography.
BILINGUAL SCHOOL CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBER
French American School of Puget SoundBruno Gralpois has been committed to bilingual education and the benefits of being raised in a bi-cultural environment. Former board member and chair of the board for the French American School of Puget Sound, he helped move the school from Bellevue to Mercer Island WA in 1999 and contributed to building a strong organization in the Pacific Northwest. Today, the Mission of the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is to challenge students to excel academically and thrive in French, American, and international cultures. The school's vision is to inspire the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world.