SimpliFlying is the world’s leading aviation marketing consulting firm, yet we behave like an agile startup. Our team is 100% remote – based in Singapore, India, Spain, UK and Canada – meaning we can provide airlines with a global and a 24/7 presence.
Since 2009, we have not only worked with an enviable list of aviation brands but also built a unique work culture that appeals to the disruptors in the industry.
Our team is young, energetic and brimming with ideas on how to make airlines remarkable. These are ideas based on over eight years of working with over 80 aviation firms and analyzing over 500 airline social media pages every 60 days.
With our work culture experiments, we have created a culture that’s the talk of the industry – from our forced leave policy to #DeepFridays. Come, learn more about the team.
Shashank Nigam is a globally sought-after consultant, speaker and thought leader on airline branding and customer engagement strategy. He is the Founder and CEO of SimpliFlying, one of the world’s largest aviation marketing firms working with over 85 aviation clients in the last ten years. Nigam is also the youngest winner of the Global Brand Leadership Award and has addressed senior executives globally, from Chile to China.
Nigam’s impassioned and honest perspectives on airline marketing have found their way to over 100 leading media outlets, including the BBC, CNBC, Reuters and Bloomberg, and into leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He writes a dedicated monthly column in Flight’s Airline Business, challenging the typical assumptions about airline marketing.
His new book on airline marketing, SOAR, is an Amazon bestseller that’s shaking up the industry and inspiring other industries to learn from the best airlines. He hosts a popular Live daily show on Facebook and Twitter discussing aviation marketing, entrepreneurship and work culture.
Nigam studied Information Systems Management and Business Management at Singapore Management University and Carnegie Mellon University. Born in India, raised in Singapore, he now lives with his wife and two young daughters in Toronto. Connect with Shashank on Twitter @simpliflying or get his book at www.simplisoar.com
Head of Sustainability / Editor – Airline Marketing Monthly
As the Head of Sustainability, Dirk Singer focuses on helping aviation brands get to grips with the realities of climate change and guiding them to a more sustainable future. As part of the role, he also edits ‘Sustainable Aviation Quarterly’ which is an offshoot of Airline Marketing Monthly that looks at sustainability trends and news within the industry.
Dirk is a seasoned digital marketer with over 20 years of experience. Before SimpliFlying, he has created two agencies from scratch, both of which won agency of the year for the PR and social media industries. In addition to working for brands ranging from Google to Phillips, Dirk’s aviation experience includes airports such as London Gatwick and airlines such as British Midland International.
CEO, SimpliFlying Global Institute
Marc Weber Bång leads the SimpliFlying Global Institute, which provides online training courses and other resources for airlines, universities and agencies across the globe. He has 7 years of experience within the aviation industry, 3 of which he has been involved with SimpliFlying, where he has delivered masterclasses, held webinars, training sessions, and given talks and presentations to crowds of up to 600+ people.
Marc holds a bachelors degree in International Marketing & Sales, and an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University. Marc is Danish, but he has also lived in Sweden, England, China and Spain, where he now resides with his family. He is a lifelong traveller, who has visited more than 30 countries, on 40 airlines, via 60+ airports on over 160 different routes.
Project Manager, SimpliFlying
Baiba Dreimane manages SimpliFlying’s digital products and consulting projects helping the team work in harmony towards the goals and ensuring that no task is left undone. She joined the team in 2016 and has since managed a multitude of projects internationally, including research and consulting projects for SimpliFlying’s global clients, Airline Marketing Innovation Labs in places like Miami, Singapore and London, SimpliFlying’s Annual Awards in London, and other.
Baiba has earned her expertise in innovation and project management while studying in universities in Latvia and Spain. Besides working with SimpliFlying, she has tried her hand at founding a startup and has created one of the top travel micro-influencer profiles in Valencia, Spain, where she resides now.