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To inspire greater authenticity in the world by challenging the status quo and living a genuine life enriched by introspection and adventure.

Brian Lischer, Founder and CEO of Ignyte, is a leading voice on a range of issues including the psychology of branding. Inc. Magazine named him one of the top branding experts to look out for in 2017.

Brian founded Ignyte, an award-winning branding agency, in 2013. After working for more than a decade in marketing and design, he decided to put his passion for behavioral sciences to work by helping brands discover and express their authenticity. Under Brian’s leadership, Ignyte has grown into a highly sought-after agency that transforms brands around the globe. Brian works closely with the agency’s key accounts to ensure optimal positioning and authentic brand experiences.

Brian studied psychology and communication at the University of California San Diego. A frequent blogger, speaker, and columnist, Brian has written for publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Brand Quarterly. Major media outlets cite him as a branding expert and successful entrepreneur.

Brian is an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, Entrepreneurs' Organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, and American Marketing Association. He is an advisor to startups and is also involved as an investor and partner in a range of digital ventures. Brian donates his time and resources to charitable organizations helping to create positive change in the world.

In addition to his various business ventures, Brian is a devoted thrill-seeker and can often be found surfing, snowboarding or mountaineering. When he’s not in the mountains or the sea, Brian dedicates his time to developing his mindfulness practice, which includes yoga, meditation and Buddhist teachings.


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Branding Insights

Media & Press

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Case Studies

Client Testimonials

  • “Brian is a disturbing guy in a wonderful way. It’s important to disrupt nowadays—you don’t want someone to give you what you want to hear. You want someone to give you something to think about. ”
  • “If you’re looking for someone normal, don’t work with Brian. But if you want to have a real experience in what human beings can do from a branding perspective, he is the perfect fit.”
  • “We were drawn to the way Brian thought and his clear communication style. Saying what he thought versus what we wanted to hear. We wanted an expert that would tell us the truth.”
  • “Brian is one of the most gifted guys I've ever worked with. His insightful business savvy and exceptional creativity are matched only by his grounded ethics and profound understanding of people.”

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