Zack Darling

Favorite Quote: Start with Why: Purpose Driven Brands Build Loyal Fans
Biography: Zack’s passion for building the industry’s most successful brands is evident in The Hybrid Creative’s client list and portfolio of work. His innovative method for creating purpose-driven, sustainable and radically differentiated brands is the subject of many of his keynote and panel presentations. By embracing a value-driven approach to every working relationship, he has been effective at bringing thought leaders together to collaborate and co-create. The success of this can be seen in his world-class team and vast professional network.
Accolades: “I had the pleasure of hearing Zack speak on a panel focused on a variety of different aspects of the cannabis industry. As a fellow cannabis industry professional who has heard and seen it all, I found his perspective on the industry to be incredibly unique and refreshing. On top of that, he was also a fantastic and engaging (and entertaining!) speaker, so much so that I requested his participation in an upcoming panel the very next day”
Tamar Maritz
California Regional Director
BDS Analytics, Inc.

“I have had the distinct pleasure of sitting on a panel with Zack Darling on the topic of brand development and protection. As a trademark attorney, I have always found Zack’s contributions to be incredibly insightful and practical, and as a co-panelist he certainly did not disappoint. Zack’s energy and enthusiasm for his work shine through in all that he does, and his public speaking is no exception. I admire Zack’s commitment to providing useful, concrete guidance to audience members, never using his platform to make a sales pitch. Cannabis and non-cannabis industry audiences will be well-served by hearing Zack’s thoughts on developing a compelling and engaging brand presence that aligns with company values and resonates with customers.”
Amanda R. Conley
Brand & Branch LLP

“Zack Darling is an engaging speaker with a refreshing perspective. It is clear that his presentations are fueled by his passion for sharing information and instilling inspiration in others. His experience in the industry and his ability to connect with others is profound! Zack is a valuable speaker with much to share!”
Ilana ‘Sugar’ Laytart
CEO and Co-Founder – Giggle Therapeutics
Former Sonoma County Chair – Women Grow

“Zack is knowledgeable, personable and excellent choice as a speaker with expertise in cannabis branding, marketing and packaging.”
Joanna Cedar
Sonoma County Grower’s Alliance