Phillip Oakley

Member Since 2015

Phillip Oakley

Founder, Chief Inspiration Officer

Common Giant

Charlotte, North Carolina Area

Phillip Oakley is an entrepreneur, speaker, and founder of Common Giant, a brand growth agency that digs deep into marketing strategy to produce stunning creative execution for companies who want to become legendary. Phillip's ability to push through business challenges with creative thinking has helped create giant ideas for a variety of companies all over the world. Phillip has worked with some of the largest technology firms all over the world to rescue their messaging, sales, and marketing execution from the sea of sameness. He currently sits on several non-profit boards ranging from organizations creating community support and education around neurodiversity, to supporting the arts with an opera company. He is often approached to help leaders and companies break past perceived limitations, create new opportunities, and produce unexpected ideas.


  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • advertising


November 18th, 2020

10 Smart Questions To Expect From Investors

When you set out to pitch your idea to an investor, you usually go through the most common questions that they're likely to ask. Discerning investors are careful about where they put their money, but a well-prepared entrepreneur can quickly answer a surprising amount of what they ask.

May 21st, 2020

April 27th, 2020

How To Get Sales And Marketing To Work Together And Win

Why don’t sales and marketing play well together?

April 6th, 2020

Eight Methods Entrepreneurs Can Use To Work On Their Weaknesses

Human beings are fallible. With every strength, there is an attached weakness. However, we are also self-aware, and that gives us an advantage. We can actively seek out our weaknesses and find ways to shore them up.


Common Giant

We’re a small agency with unexpectedly big ideas that help our partners make a difference. Each and every day, when the lights turn on, we come in with our sleeves rolled up, ready to get to work. Why? It’s pretty simple. We have a relentless passion for collaborating with great people, evolving brands, and creating remarkable experiences. We’re makers. Do-gooders. And problem solvers. We want to make a dent in the universe.


Marketing & Advertising