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Matthew Willcox

Matthew Willcox is Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Decision Making, which is part of FCB, a global and fully integrated marketing communications company within the Interpublic Group of Companies, IPG. The Institute of Decision Making is a unique offering, charged with bringing the findings from scientists who study human behavior and how people make choices into the practice of marketing for their clients. Matthew is also Chief Strategy Officer of FCB West. He has more than 25 years of brand strategy experience throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Over that time he has helped organizations such as Levi Strauss and Co., Electronic Arts, Hilton Worldwide, Unilever, Nestle, Shell, GlaxoSmith-Kline, and American Express get their products chosen. In the process, he has helped his clients win eight Effie awards for effective communication. He has acted as a subject matter expert on behavior change for the Food and Drug Administration and is a frequent speaker at business schools and at mareting and communication events, including the Cannes Lions in 2010, 2011, and 2013.


Matthew brings a global perspective to observing behavior. He is based in San Francisco, has worked in both London and Bangkok with Ogilvy & Mather, grew up in Ireland, and is married to an Italian.