Location: Amsterdam, Speciality: Insight

Daniel Quinn


Daniel is the go-to authority on cross-border insight-led innovation and brand strategy.


  • MA Modern History, University of Oxford

Previous incarnations:

  • Group Board Director, Clear
  • Founder & CEO, Clear NL
  • Project Director, Added Value
  • Associate Director, Directions (Research & Marketing)
  • Clients have included Unilever, Sara Lee, Levi’s, Heineken, Philips, Diageo, Friesland Campina

Guiding belief:

  • Cross-border insights must be relentlessly pursued – through the mountains of Europe on a racing bike if that’s what it takes


  • Reading classic novels
  • Cooking and eating heavenly food
  • The outdoors with his wife and young family
  • His racing bike

Proudest of:

  • The diversity of his work – from malt whisky to women’s underarms, via leading edge denim & energy drinks – he simply never stands still

Daniel's description of Happen:

  • Happen is the creative innovation agency that opens up opportunities for companies that are serious about improving their business’s innovation success rate. We focus on realising potential and making new things actually happen. From setting the vision, identifying the team and creating the environment for change, we take great pride in getting results. Results derived from our approach to new product and service innovation, strategic marketing and brand development. From Daniel's LinkedIn profile