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For any inquiries please email me at fredrik.ekstrom@abovetheclouds.se or use the link below.

I offer a freelance consultant service under the name Above The Clouds, where you get the benefits of in-depth expertise across a number of specialty areas without having to increase your permanent staff or contract a full size agency.

The mission with Above The Clouds is to offer a future focused marketing & communication service. I'm specialised in transforming research and insights into big thinking creative actions that moves freely between earned, paid and owned channels.

 

I help companies successfully manage the disruptive forces of sustainability and changing consumer pattern. With a unique blend of trend research, consumer insights, brand strategy and conceptual activations i breathe new life into brands purpose, and craft brands that stand for something, that engage people, and ultimately stand out from the competition.

Fredrik Ekström

Brand Marketing & Communications Consultant 

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Fredrik Ekström

I have over 15 years of experience working with brand activations, insights and development.

 

I have an award winning background from PR and has worked with leading lifestyle brands. The last 6 years i have been responsible for repositioning Tretorn and established a consumer centric approach to sustainability and international collaborations.

 

My personal interests lies within outdoor lifestyle, creative cultures and sustainable living. 

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Above The Clouds

Founder & CEO

Brand Communication Specialist 

Senior Strategist

Scandinavian Mind 

Editor at Large Sustainability & Branding

Brand Insights and Activations 

Tretorn

Head of Marketing Europe & Creative Director 

Founder Eco Essentials Initiative 

Member Executive Management Board 

Global PR-Manager

Intro PR & Content Agency 

Strategic and Creative Concept Director 

Prime PR 

PR Creative Concept Specialist

Planning and Strategic Advisor  

United Minds Brand Agency

Trend Analyst and Insights 

Planning and Strategic Advisor 

Stockholms University - Master Marknads Akademien

Shanghai Fudan University - Cultural Studies Branding in YRD

Berghs School Of Communication - Growth Marketing

I have worked with PR, communication and marketing since 2006, during these 13 years I have developed a way to work with a broad spectrum of marketing tools and a solid balance between strategy and creativity, throughout all digital and traditional channels and touch points. 

My specialists areas are sustainability strategies within marketing and lifestyle brands and products in sectors like fashion and shoes, outdoor sports and food and beverage. Within these fields i have worked with everything from social campaigns, paid growth and organic branding, international PR and influencer activations, designer collaborations and retailer activations, on product marketing,  new product development and brand repositioning.     

The last 6 years I have worked for Tretorn directing a large brand repositioning project and acting head of marketing and communication Europe, creative director for the creative team and member of the executive board in Europe.

 

This work included to redefine the brands purpose, mission and position on the market and in the minds of the consumer. As part of the process i founded and implemented a corporate brand concept called The ECO-ESSENTIALS Initiative. This concept is a plattform for sustainable innovation and communication that brings product, sales and marketing teams together around the new brand mission statement.        

Before working at Tretorn i have a long background working for the world leading PR agency PRIME PR and brand agency UNITED MINDS, as well as heading my own agency for three years, INTRO content agency. 

At these agencies i have worked in the intersection of creative planning and execution. Selected brands i have worked with is, Nespresso, Jameson Whisky, Adidas, Vitamin Well, The Glenlivet Whiskey, Beefeater GIn, Carlsberg, Pilsner Urquell, Skåne Mejerier, Arla, Gastronomi Sverige och Bocuse d'Or.