Curious about me?

Hello ! This is Michael  Paredrakos

A Strategic Planner from Greece ( ex Ogilvy , ex  MullenLowe, ex Managing Director of  avakon+ ) who is curious about many things…and this is my blog piled with everything that draws my attention!

Curiosity is an emotion that causes natural inquisitive behavior such as exploration, investigation, and  learning, evident by observation in  human and many  animal species. The term can also be used to denote the behavior itself being caused by the emotion of curiosity. As this emotion represents a drive to know new things, curiosity is the fuel of science and all other disciplines of human study.

More about me from  around the web includes me in the list of The 20 best advertising blogs recommended by online advertising pros

Very honored The planning Salon  includes me in their list of  50 strategy planners to watch in 2014

Plannersphere names the curious brain the no 1 blog of  the top 20 planning/strategy blogs in the world !

Sam from vimeo recommends The Curious Brain as a great site that aggregates great content across different video sharing platforms in his interview over at mashable Thank you Sam 

If you live in France you might have met me already on L’Oeil de Links of canalplus!

Inspiration explosion includes the curious brain in its categories fine arts/ advertising!

Blog Rank includes The Curious Brain in their list of  Top 25 blogs in Anime,  Trends, Music  and Advertising categories

The DSM Group includes the curious brain in their list of the top 25 advertising blogs! Thank you guys

The Brand Republic includes back in 2011 The Curious Brain to The BR 200 : The web’s most influential bloggers . Thanks Guys

Advertising Blogs


  • Reply CJ Vinson June 4, 2011 at 18:42

    Hey! I’m Cj Vinson (co-founder of The Sessions). I wanted to thank you so much for sharing some of our videos on our site. As you may know by now we have a bunch of videos online and we have a lot more that we’re going to be releasing over the next few months. Use as many as you want, we love your blog!!

    I really like the video of San Fran from the 1950s. I’m a sucker for old footage.


    • Reply thebrainbehind June 5, 2011 at 11:12

      my pleasure ..will do you have awesome stuff 🙂

  • Reply Mary July 25, 2011 at 17:24

    hey Michael!

    wow. I found your awesome blog a few months ago by fluke and I just have to say: I really fucking love it !!!
    you made my days a several million times and I’m so glad of such huge inspiration 😀

    thank you so much for sharing!

    best wishes from Germany,


    • Reply thebrainbehind July 25, 2011 at 18:09

      Thank you for ur nice words 🙂

  • Reply Robin July 26, 2011 at 01:36

    Hi Michael !

    As i was diggin myself through the worldwideweb, i stumbled upon your blog via vimeo! u do have really, really interessting and awsome stuff in your Blog! 😀

    So i thougt this man needs some credit – so i just wrote u this comment so u got another more! – i was acctually suprised that there were only a few 😉

    I’ll be keep on checking out youre great Blog!

    all the best from switzerland!


  • Reply thebrainbehind July 26, 2011 at 07:05

    thank you Robin 🙂

  • Reply Gustavo Sieczka August 5, 2011 at 18:54

    Hi, Michael
    Today I got to know your blog, during the morning, man I love it! it lifted my spirit and I spent one hour watching videos and drawings with my 4 year old daughter, we even printed some from that Polish illustrator that are on our fridge now!
    It’s wonderful there is people like yourself, compiling these beautiful things for others to see.
    The rest of the day seems much nicer now, thanks,man!
    I am recommending my friends to take a look!
    Greetings from Argentina


    • Reply thebrainbehind August 5, 2011 at 19:03

      thank you for ur nice words Gustavo Im glad that you like it 🙂

  • Reply Ugne August 7, 2011 at 12:26

    Hello there, Michael! A man with curious brain.. (little girly punch on your shoulder) 🙂 couldn’t find your email anywhere.. maybe because I wasn’t supposed to.. or maybe I should start listening to my oculist. either way, I wanted to show you this: (p.s. their video is great too). Now that’s what I call positive 🙂
    Take care,

  • Reply Jeremie August 19, 2011 at 14:28

    Hello Michael! How dare you be on holiday??? I’m desperately waiting for your last discovery… 😉
    Your blog is very, very, very smart, nice etc… Just keep on your way! You made me curious about things I never only suspected in arts – any sort. Thank you so much for that! I keep talking of your blog around me eversince I discovered the Curious Brain.
    I’m very sensible about the variety and the internationality of your selection. A hymn to human kind in its best aspect.
    (Very)good job!
    Greetings from France!

    • Reply thebrainbehind August 22, 2011 at 18:11

      thank you jeremie 🙂

  • Reply Lester Su August 23, 2011 at 09:30

    Hi Michael,

    I’m another fan of your website, just wondering why there is no any update these days and found that you’re on holidays~
    Enjoy your free time but kindly not keep us waiting too long, look forward to your every inspiring post~

    Lester from Taiwan

  • Reply thebrainbehind August 23, 2011 at 15:29

    @ Lester Im back I was in vacation:-) Thank you for your nice words

  • Reply Francisco September 9, 2011 at 04:04

    Hi mick, i’m Francisco from Argentina, i work as redactor in Young&Rubicam Buenos Aires. just want you to know that i really love your site, you’re a excellent internet curator.
    Keep it that way. Thanks a lot.

    Have a nice life.


  • Reply Lauren P September 16, 2011 at 13:54

    Nice!! Congrats!

    • Reply thebrainbehind September 16, 2011 at 19:28

      thanks lauren 🙂

  • Reply Simon September 18, 2011 at 21:30

    Hey Michael,
    I really enjoy your blog! I love how you gather so many different types of beautiful or creative or funny work pieces. Thank you very much!

    • Reply thebrainbehind September 18, 2011 at 21:53

      thanks Simon 🙂

  • Reply Marc October 5, 2011 at 09:51

    Fantastic website, a daily visit. Just featured the ‘Everything is a remix’ stuff you posted on my blog :
    Keep the quality high. Best regards from Belgium.


    • Reply thebrainbehind October 5, 2011 at 10:22


  • Reply Simone and Danny Dresden October 14, 2011 at 20:19

    Hi! Thank you for posting our “Made You Cringe” Videos! we have a bunch more coming out in a couple of weeks. Nice to get a shout out. best, Simone and Danny. Brooklyn, NY

    • Reply thebrainbehind October 14, 2011 at 20:21

      I love them fantastic work guys!! I hope you work gets noticed

  • Reply Thanasis Kougias December 2, 2011 at 19:14

    You’re… you’re Greek?!

    First of all, shame on me for not checking your bio earlier. Put that aside you made me a lot more proud about being greek and i sure as hell need it right now. You are, no exaggeration here, my favourite inspiration blog out there. A trillion thanks for just existing. A zillion thanks for inspiring me.

    • Reply thebrainbehind December 2, 2011 at 19:54

      yep Im greek 🙂 and thank you for ur nice words

  • Reply Heather Landis January 9, 2012 at 17:44

    I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while and I’m excited to see you liked my work enough to put it on your blog!
    I’m so flattered.
    Thank you so much!

    • Reply thebrainbehind January 9, 2012 at 17:45

      My pleasure your work is glorious! I hope that it gets more attention now

  • Reply Rushil January 24, 2012 at 17:15

    I stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed it for the past five months. This is what I skim through when I should be in the lab 😉

    Thanks, and keep it going!

    • Reply thebrainbehind January 24, 2012 at 20:48

      🙂 thanks

  • Reply Heike March 13, 2012 at 14:29

    Simple common sense – thank you sooooo much, your perception makes my day so nice every so often 😉

  • Reply VMiron March 23, 2012 at 23:04

    Michael!!! I’ve discovered your blog today and i super love it!!! =)))

  • Reply Ryan April 12, 2012 at 23:53

    just stumbled upon your blog. i like your focus on (and selection of) music and art. i’ll be checking back regularly.

  • Reply alisson May 9, 2012 at 11:40

    Hoi hoi Michael! Ever since I discover your blog, I check it out regularly. The collection of package design is very inspiring. Its very nice blogs like yours exist.
    Thumbs up from Amsterdam.

  • Reply Molshree May 10, 2012 at 13:33

    Michael….i love this thing. LOVE Love LOVE <3
    I have only seen the quotes section uptill now and its nothing like i have ever seen before. I am gonna steal a lot from here (not for commercial use though) so please forgive me.

    • Reply thebrainbehind May 10, 2012 at 13:42

      feel free to share anything 🙂

  • Reply Christos June 3, 2012 at 19:10

    Great work!!!I’ve been visiting this blogs for months now and I never noticed the curious section. Και πάλι πολύ καλή δουλειά!!!Keep it up!

  • Reply Danae August 19, 2012 at 15:25

    Hi, I hope your having a great summer. Miss your picks!!! Thanks for just being.

  • Reply 3boiledfrogs September 4, 2012 at 00:04

    I totally fall in love with your blog. This is SOOOO Amzing! Love it! <3

  • Reply thebrainbehind January 16, 2013 at 09:30

    thank you 🙂

  • Reply Carla January 21, 2013 at 23:20

    This is the best blog on the internet. Thanks for all the cool feeds and please keep them coming 🙂

    • Reply thebrainbehind January 22, 2013 at 09:17

      thanks carla 🙂

  • Reply Sofi February 28, 2013 at 03:37

    Hi! I just wanted to thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself through all the things you put on your blog.. I really love your page, I always find something to hold on to!!

  • Reply Heidi March 10, 2013 at 00:15

    I stumbled on this website while I was watching short films on vimeo. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on this website and this is the first time I’ve ever wanted to say something to someone I’d only seen of online. This is amazing and I absolutely adore your taste.

    Love love love from a girl in San Francisco.

    • Reply thebrainbehind March 10, 2013 at 20:08

      thank you heidi 🙂

  • Reply Marija March 15, 2013 at 03:30

    I discovered your amazing blog three weeks ago and it has become my standard routine every night to check it out. I absolutely love it because i have discovered so many great artists, comics, wonderful music, videos and many many talented people. And it’s been only three weeks!
    So keep up the great job and i’m looking forward to more new stuff 🙂

    Love from Croatia!

    • Reply thebrainbehind March 15, 2013 at 13:03

      thank you for you nice words Marija 🙂

  • Reply roxana April 5, 2013 at 12:27

    Hello, Michael !

    I’ve been following your blog for almost a year now. I’m a senior college student and my major is PR and Advertising. After the first year i realized that i like advertising way better than PR, so i really started looking into it. I can’t say how in handy your website came and how many times i looked for info here for my projects or simply for my own thirst for advertising knowledge. Thank you for this blog and for all the work you put into it and keep up being curious and making others curious as well.

    Best regards,
    Roxana from Romania

    • Reply thebrainbehind April 5, 2013 at 13:00


  • Reply Eddy April 19, 2013 at 02:26

    Hola Michael,
    Great blog, i am trully addicted to it. Since i discovered it a couple of weeks ago, i had to go through 130. Looking forward to catch up with the rest soon.
    Eddy from Spain

  • Reply revolucia May 16, 2013 at 08:51

    i am just sayin hi! and also a compliment – this is a great blog, dont stop =) good luck

  • Reply Martin May 31, 2013 at 08:43

    Hey Michael.
    Some days before you have cracked the 1.000 pages. Now (end of may) only 931? Can you tell me why? Have you deleted some entries?
    Sorry for my bad english and much thanks for your inspiring blog. Keep going!
    Martin from Germany

    • Reply thebrainbehind May 31, 2013 at 08:50

      no i just increased the posts you see in each day

  • Reply Tim Webster July 17, 2013 at 22:11

    Hey Michael, stumbled on your blog as one does and didn’t stumble back off it for an hour – now that’s engagement. Love it. May I borrow the image of the bicycle for our new site (with the usual acknowledgements of course)?

  • Reply thebrainbehind August 3, 2013 at 11:49

    Tim feel free to borrow anything but pls ask the creator first.

  • Reply Chrysavgi August 27, 2013 at 08:59

    Μιχάλη μου… (ελπίζω να μπορείς ακόμη να διαβάσεις ελληνικά!!!)είμαι η φωνή του παρελθόντος και των παιδικών σου χρόνων….η χρυσαυγούλα… ήθελα να σου καταθέσω ότι όντως κάνεις πολλή καλή δουλεια και είμαι υπερήφανη γαι τις παιδικές ώρες που χάσαμε μαζί!! Επίσης, έχω να δηλώσω ότι από παιδί ήσουν περίεργος και μας είχες ταράξει στις εξερευνήσεις… Φιλάκια πολλα!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply thebrainbehind August 27, 2013 at 10:09

      xaxaxaxaxaxa nice to hear from you chrysavgi 🙂

  • Reply Natalie September 5, 2013 at 21:27

    in love with your blog. i go on EVERYDAY. just though i should let you know, michael. <3 (:

    • Reply thebrainbehind September 5, 2013 at 23:22


  • Reply Ishan February 9, 2014 at 10:09

    Hi Michael,

    I keep jumping in and out of your blog every once in a while.
    And its been over 2 years now.
    And its always got something fun and interesting.
    Takes my mind of some stupid stuff turns out to be an good distraction 😀
    Just wanted you to know 🙂 good work buddy 🙂

  • Reply steve sewell March 11, 2014 at 07:16

    hi michael
    thanks a million for sharing our video clip.
    it means a lot to us and would definitely mean a lot to oh yeah wow…

    cheers mate

  • Reply thebrainbehind April 20, 2014 at 11:35

    my pleasure Steve 🙂

  • Reply Megs August 22, 2014 at 07:51

    I love your blog and all of the music & art. You find the things that I look for on the internet but don’t come across. It is lovely and makes my heart and brain happy. PS: thanks you Geekologie.

    • Reply thebrainbehind August 23, 2014 at 14:31

      thank you Megs 🙂

  • Reply Ahmad December 29, 2014 at 11:28

    Hello Michael,

    I’ve been a fan of your blog since day one! IT’S AMAZING! You inspire me everyday. I have an idea for something and I need to talk to you about. Is there a way to contact you?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Reply thebrainbehind December 29, 2014 at 13:24

      sent me an email at thecuriousbrain (at) 🙂

  • Reply Charlie Southwell April 27, 2015 at 20:34

    I adore your blog chap. I find myself coming back most days. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Jane Hyde July 20, 2015 at 04:30

    I truly have no idea how I got here. But I’m sure glad I’m here now. Wonderful Blog, full of so much interesting, funny, and thought provoking things. I’m a fan already. Obviously, I too have a curious Brain. Thank you for sharing this 😀

  • Reply Tony Roberts July 23, 2015 at 11:44


    I’d like to inquire if it’s possible to purchase advertising space on

    If there is any space available please let me know and we could discuss further details.

    Looking forward to your positive reply.


  • Reply thebrainbehind September 9, 2015 at 22:15

    Hi Tony pls sent an email at thecuriousbrain ( at)

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