As Chief Strategy Officer, Andrea Ring is responsible for leading Big Spaceship’s burgeoning strategy discipline and sharpening the overall strategic vision and approach for the agency. Previously, Andrea was the SVP of Planning/Experience Planning at R/GA, where over the course of her 9 ½ year tenure she built up a team of 40 planners and helped brands such as Nike, Google, and Samsung figure out how to rethink their businesses and develop meaningful relationships with the right consumers. Before joining R/GA, she worked as a brand planner with J. Walter Thompson, Bigchalk.com, and Digital Pulp Advertising. And in a prior life, Ring was president and cofounder of KUSH yoga mats, a successful TV writer, and a research associate for the New York City Mayor’s Office. Over the course of her career, Andrea has been awarded numerous strategy and creative awards, and has spoken passionately about the future opportunities for brands in the connected age. She believes that every project, regardless of its form, should start with a crisp and inspiring human insight.