We are new thinking catalysts.

A hybrid consultant resource for clients who need
consumer insight, strategic discipline, and
business, brand, marketing and communication strategies.


Anne Sutherland

Anne founded the strategic planning consultancy Planning Ahead in 1997.
The company was purchased by Cossette Communications Inc. in 2005.
Prior to that Anne was the SVP Director of Planning at BBDO Toronto.

Anne teaches strategy at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.
She also co-authored "kidfluence: why kids today mean business",
which examines the importance of Generation Y in the world today.


Elizabeth Takasaki

After 10 years in advertising living and working in New York City and
Toronto, Elizabeth became VP Strategic Planner at Planning Ahead in
1999, followed by Nucleus, a division of Cossette Communications.

Elizabeth is a Qualitative Moderator trained at RIVA.