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18 years, 11 industries, 5 continents

BRANDKIND is a strategic marketing consultancy that builds brands to love and last. ​We advise enterprises, growth businesses and late stage startups on brand re-stages, strategy changes, M&A marketing, and new launches. BRANDKIND is a proudly woman-owned, BIPOC business based in Oakland, CA. 


Our team is a deeply experienced, fun group of marketing strategy experts who enjoy counselling senior management teams, brand marketers and entrepreneurs. As a boutique agency, BRANDKIND fits our team of strategists, creatives and client services to work with yours. This way to work gets us access to the best talent out there for your specific job.


The business of strengthening and amplifying

As a forerunner in impact strategy consulting, BRANDKIND has helped hundreds of people, businesses, and organizations to define their financial, social, and environmental impact. 


Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, a global hub for innovation, BRANDKIND brings leading-edge thinking to our clients across the US. Our consultants are located throughout the US and we work remotely and on location with clients.

If you want to go quickly go alone, if you want to go far go together.- African proverb

We help you take moonshots. That's our commitment.

In 2017, founder Shantini Munthree joined a group of 250 media and marketing leaders at UN Headquarters for a SDG summit. Together, they pledged to work toward world-changing goals.


Shantini promised to help our clients see and appreciate their connection to a larger purpose. We set a moonshot to help 1,000 organizations double their impact, changed our name to BRANDKIND to reflect our bold mission, wrote a book, LOVE + FEAR (2019) that serves as our blueprint, and introduced a pro bono program to help us accelerate our moonshot.​


Meet our founder and managing partner, Shantini Munthree

Shantini is a business advisor, board director, and entrepreneur who has sharpened her skills at some of the world’s leading consumer packaged goods and financial services companies, including P&G, MillerCoors (now Anheuser-Busch, Sara Lee Corporation, and Vanguard.


Originally from South Africa, Shantini holds an MBA from Wits Business School in Johannesburg. Shantini serves as the vice president of Grand Canyon Conservancy; a business mentor at SkyDeck, UC Berkeley and the Center of Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University; and as an executive-in-residence at WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. 

IMAGINE. CREATE. LOVE. is Shantini's personal motto.

Our team has helped build all types of businesses - from regional leaders to global enterprises.


BRANDKIND has a culture that mirrors that of our clients; one that is driven by purpose and performance. Our consultants have come to trust each other - and our process - through the sweat, the grind, the magic and the sparkles we've created. 

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