BigHeads is a brain trust made up of bright minds, creative thinkers and experts from DIVERSE fields who contribute their disparate perspectives to help brands, companies and organizations boost their creative output, develop innovative products and solve difficult problems.

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“Innovation never comes from the established institution. It's always a graduate student or a crazy person or somebody with great vision.”
- Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

It’s been proven time-and-time again that BREAKTHROUGH solutions and ideas are more likely to happen when companies enable the input of many DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES, because it gives them access to fresh, unbiased thinking and allows them to find approaches used in other areas that can be applied to their own (Cross Pollination). Yet, when the time comes to innovate, many of them LIMIT their creative exploration by relying on perspectives and processes they’ve become comfortable with.

In order to give companies the opportunity to experience the CREATIVE BOOST that diverse thinking provides, we curated a BRAIN TRUST made up of more than 1,000 bright minds, creative thinkers and problem solvers from all DIFFERENT disciplines and interests. They are artists, chefs, educators, fashion designers, inventors, writers, comedians, entrepreneurs, app developers, decorators, bloggers, sustainability experts, musicians, engineers, physicians, tattoo artists, CEOs, politicians, super moms, mixologists, athletes, deejays, photographers, matchmakers, architects, filmmakers, hoteliers, etc.

Since they are BIG thinkers with BIG ideas, we call them “BIGHEADS”…and we harness their diverse perspectives and thinking to help brands, companies and organizations boost their creative output, develop innovative products, generate unique insights and find solutions to difficult problems.

Our Approach

When to Call Us

Our “Open Innovation” processes are 100% elastic and can be used to develop new ideas and solve problems across any area within an organization including, new product development, R&D, marketing, research/insights, retail/e-commerce, digital, design, customer service, manufacturing, human resources, finance, etc.

We work with innovation leads at companies and organizations on a project basis or as an ongoing collaboration partner. If you'd like to discuss how Open Innovation can help you meet your objectives, please head to the “Get In Touch” section below and give us a call.


( For a downloadable PDF of our approaches CLICK HERE )

Brand Opening

Brand Opening

When the time comes to innovate, many companies limit their creative exploration by relying solely on the traditional resources and processes they’ve become comfortable with and they end up missing out on a universe of creativity and opportunity. Our Brand Opening is a turnkey open innovation process where we host an ONLINE CREATIVE SESSION with the DIVERSE members of BigHeads Network.


BIG Idea Booster

While many of our processes will help you create ideas, we realize you might have existing concepts that you'd like to stretch further. Our Idea Booster is an online CROWD COUNSELING process where a carefully curated group of BigHeads provide you with invaluable insights, creative input, relevant expertise and unexpected builds you can use to give the ideas you're developing that extra BOOST.

Custom Collaboration

Custom Collaboration

In the world of open innovation there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. So, while our core approaches can be used to tackle many objectives, there may be times when a custom solution is necessary. For those cases, we can work with you to create a CUSTOM collaboration approach for your organization and needs.

The Company

Meet The BigHeads

The Biggest Heads

Meet the BigHeads senior management team

John Palumbo


Carlyn Kelly

EVP of Strategy & Innovation

Buzz About Bigheads

Some of Our Clients

  • American Express
  • BMW
  • Braun
  • Charmin
  • Dominos
  • General Electric GE
  • HGTV
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Kraft
  • Motorola
  • Neutrogena
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Pepsi
  • Ramada
  • Sony
  • Tide
  • Vonage
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Westfield
  • Wyndham Hotels

Grow Your Head

Our Book - Brand Opening

Grab a copy of our book about using open innovation principles to create BIG ideas for brands and beyond.

Our Innovation Seminar

Schedule a seminar and learn about the benefits of tapping diverse sources to drive innovation.

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