Fearless. Truthful. Unexpected.
Ben’s career started at international consulting firm Foolproof working with clients in NYC, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris – which also gave him a global perspective on HNWIs. A move to JWT, the home of planning, saw him build global advertising strategies for Nokia, HSBC and Shell. His subsequent role at Imagination gave him valuable experience in the world of branding and design, before he set up Keko London in 2013.
When he’s not thinking about work, Ben is thinking (very occasionally) about keeping fit.
She worked at TBWA Frankfurt, Lowe & Partners and Michael Conrad, before becoming a member of the board at Leo Burnett. In 2001, Brigitte joined the Klaus E. Küster advertising agency as Managing Director. She became owner of the agency in 2009 – renaming it Kemper Kommunikation. Porsche AG was the main client. Others include: Porsche Design, Merck Millipore, Schüco, MHP Consulting, Telis Finanz, Heraeus, Bosch, UKM, GS1, Brose, Würth, VDMA and Claas. In 2011, she founded Keko Singapore for Porsche Asia Pacific, before opening the Keko London office.
Brigitte would love to have some hobbies, she’s just too busy.
Whilst at Karmarama, he spent several years overseeing and producing award-winning campaigns, including two DMA Golds and a Silver, for clients such as Honda, Porsche, Sony, William Grant & Sons Distillers, Clydesdale Bank, BT and the BBC.
His career working across integrated agencies spans both the UK and his native South Africa.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys cooking over an open fire in the great outdoors (preferably outside the M25).
Having begun her career at King & Tuke, a boutique start-up agency in Clerkenwell, she worked across diverse accounts, from Santander Private Banking and QBE Specialist Business Insurance, to Plan International and the London Transport Museum. Her next move was into the automotive world, working on Volkswagen and Lamborghini at Adam & Eve DDB. Here, she joined the John Lewis Christmas team and helped produce the 2013 Christmas campaign, The Bear & The Hare.
In her spare time, Flick swaps the challenge of her job for challenges of her own making, including the Three Peaks in 2016, and the Corsican GR20 in 2017. Her next plan is Kayaking through the wilds of either Norway or Sweden.
Prior to this Chris worked in advertising, spending most of his career as Group Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he was responsible for clients including Mars, P&G and some infamous work for Club 18-30. He finished his time in advertising as a strategic planner in NYC, where he enjoyed the start of the first dot com boom and the end of the New York Mad Men era (ask him, he has some pretty colourful stories).
When not busy planning his new portfolio lifestyle, Chris likes to maintain his ‘life balance’ by playing chess (mind), coaching rugby (body) and painting (spirit).
Prash’s strengths lie in integrated campaign strategy, advising clients across the customer journey, working closely with creative, building teams and fostering a positive working culture.
A selection of the brands he’s worked with include: Age UK, ASICS, BBC, Geneva Motor Show, Heineken, Honda, HP, Microsoft, Nintendo, Porsche, Siemens, Unilever and Xbox.
In his spare time, if he’s not running around after his son, he’s running around after a football.
A Design Degree from Newcastle University (Australia) springboarded him into advertising with stints at Ogilvy & Mather, Fame Advertising and McCann Worldwide’s Momentum. He worked on both Australian and global brands including Motorola, American Express and General Motors Holden. In 2006, Andrew’s career shifted to the UK at the London Transport Museum, followed by DLKW Lowe, Bray Leino, Ogilvy One and CHI & Partners. His clients includes British Airways, Vauxhall, The Times, Konami, Krispy Kreme and, of course, Bentley Motors.
When not behind a mac, he’s behind a BBQ (and for the record, he reckons gas beats charcoal).
Between 2008 and 2011, Emma studied Geography at Bristol University. Following graduation, she worked as a Scuba Diving Instructor in Central America for five months, before returning to London to work in events, specialising in catering and hospitality.
On Friday after work, she is inevitably first to encourage the opening of a bottle of prosecco – something she also performs with meticulous attention to detail.
Before joining the agency he was employed client-side at Canon, and proved himself instrumental on the ‘Live for the Story’ brand repositioning, and its supporting CRM strategy. His career has also seen him work closely with a diverse group of progressive thinking clients, including Samsung and Waterstones.
When his mind isn’t strategically wired, he’s focused on collecting – and obsessively hoards – trainers, books, instruments, and vinyl records. In fact, “he’s gonna need a bigger house”.
A modern brand planner at modern agency, Claire’s experience isn’t so much ‘T-shaped’ as star-shaped. She is able to join the dots between brand development, consumer research, social strategy, and comms planning.
As a former England rower, Claire’s ethos – to gain a competitive advantage – is applied with no less passion to her client’s business. These days, she can mostly be found Triathlon training and enjoying London restaurants, though she recognises that one doesn’t necessarily help the other.
Before arriving in London in 2014 from the land of bagpipes and whisky, Leslie studied Fine Art at Edinburgh University, interned in Global Marketing at Winsor & Newton and was artist-in-residence at The Edinburgh Academy. Other skills include painting (pictures and walls), making tea (properly, like they do in Yorkshire) and IT (self-taught).
Outside the slanting walls of Keko HQ, Leslie spends as much time as possible elbow deep in charcoal and exploring/getting lost in London.
For more than 15 years, he has delivered frictionless, relevant and contextual customer experiences. He has led the development of a wide range of projects for brands such as HSBC, Shell and Rimmel, covering everything from mobile apps to global websites. From systems architecture to customer experience strategy and the delivery of strategic change, his work has taken him deep into the Financial Services, Automotive, FMCG, Communications, Hospitality and Retail sectors.
Outside the office, Chris is passionate about the outdoors, an avid mountain biker, he even visits it sometimes.
Having begun her career at Bentley in the United States, she worked with the Sales and Marketing Teams, developing strong relationships with the Retailer Network. Hannah supported retailer vehicle orders, training and national events. Her next move was to New York City where she joined the global Cadillac Marketing Team. During her time at Cadillac, she was responsible for all consumer-facing experiences and global Partnerships. These ranged from test drive initiatives to collaborations and activations within the pillars of fashion, design and hospitality.
In her spare time, you can find Hannah exploring London’s vibrant markets. She enjoys cooking and yoga, as well as the occasional Netflix binge with a glass of wine.
Standing 0 ft 7 in his bare feet, his imposing presence is felt continually at Keko. Whether he’s sharing the benefits of his unique smell-based creative insight, or simply forcing junior members of staff to carry him, Chester is both respected and feared, throughout the office.
As one of London’s most prominent Dachshunds, Chester has long felt that his German ancestry could represent a kind of conceptual bridge between Keko London and its sister company in Frankfurt, Kemper Kommunikation. He is alone in this belief.
He is not only the definition of style and sophistication, but also of Keko’s internal philosophy of KeepVerging…always looking for what is next. He even has his own Instagram channel @MrChesterWBR.
His experience in Media has taught him the importance of placing the user at the center of his work – a learning he brings to his role at Keko. Harry is excited to be gaining exposure to the creative process to establish a more holistic understanding of the industry.
In his spare time, you will find Harry in the kitchen rolling fresh pasta, making ice cream and baking sourdough bread.
Nina joined Keko London from Boodles, where she was PR Executive. She has a fascination for all things creative, having completed a History of Art degree at Oxford Brookes University. After a short stint working for fashion magazines, she quickly progressed into the world of PR, making full use of her social media, copywriting, communications and creative skills.
Outside of work, Nina can frequently be found exploring London’s pubs. She is also an avid bookworm, taking the long route to work to get extra reading time on the morning bus.
She studied Fashion Journalism at the London College of Fashion before naturally falling into doing social for a couple of small fashion PR companies. From there, she worked on a bunch of household name brands in booze, boobs and automobiles, including Malibu rum, Triumph lingerie, and Jaguar and SKODA cars.
More recently, she’s done social for two of the three biggest mobile phone companies in the world: Samsung and Huawei. Outside of work, she likes books, board games and Bodypump.
Graduating with a degree in graphic design, Mark’s career began in the design industry, then segwayed into the world of advertising as an award-winning art director and latterly, creative director. He worked across London’s leading agencies including Grey, Craik Jones and Publicis instigating work for BMW, Diageo, Unilever, Renault, EE and Land Rover. A raft of creative awards include D&AD, Cannes Lions, Eurobest and the DMA.
Outside the office, when not on his Triumph Bonneville, he’s up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every Saturday morning at Putney School of Art honing his passion for screen printing.
He started his career in Finance at Hays Recruitment, before moving into a role as Financial Analyst at Virgin Media, which helped develop his skills in commercial modelling. Prior to Keko London, Tim spent six years as the Management Accountant at Coley Porter Bell in the Ogilvy & Mather Network, gaining invaluable understanding of the agency model.
If you’re looking for Tim out of office hours, you’ll find him – out of breath – at the 5-a-side football pitches in Wimbledon.
Having begun her career at NBCUniversal International Networks in marketing and later on production, she worked across multiple channels (Syfy, 13th Street, E!, Universal Channel, Telemundo, Studio Universal). Wanting to experience a client facing environment, she then moved into the PR world at Edelman Deportivo where she worked on a range of clients including Shell, HP and Unilever as a junior producer. She took the opportunity to move into a resourcing role, where she worked alongside the design and film team.
In her free time Kallinthi enjoys planning her next travel adventure, ideally practicing meditation and yoga whilst enjoying hidden nature spots. She revels in gazing across city skyscapes, always accompanied by a tasty portion of chips.
Georgie originally took an internship with Keko London, having completed a degree in Criminology. She was responsible for the migration of the entire Bentley Motors website, sparking a keen interest across all digital projects. She also has a passion for charity fundraising and, in collaboration with Amelia, has set up our own initiative ‘Keko Kares’ that raises money for local Soho charities and other worthwhile causes.
Outside of work, Georgie has successfully competed in numerous sporting activities, from equestrian events to rowing for her university at national level. She is now focusing on open-water swimming.
Matt began his career in market research, before turning his hand to strategy development during the first dotcom boom. A move into integrated marketing saw him rise to Head of Planning at the independent agency Chemistry, where he eventually made the move into the creative department, beginning a new life as a copywriter. Ten years, several agencies and many creative awards later, he now provides both the copy craft, and strategic rigour, that Keko London’s impressive client list demands.
In his spare time, he’s writing his first novel. Problem is, he doesn’t
get much spare time.
With nearly eight years of account management experience, she comes from a fully integrated background having worked across a number of sectors. Her list of previous clients include: Sky, Jaguar Land Rover, Genting Casinos, Sainsbury’s and Nails Inc.
When the work whistle blows on Friday evening, Lauren can be found following Arsenal Football Club (the only London team in her opinion) for all home and away fixtures. If there’s no game, she’ll be in one of the 100s of bars/pubs in Soho.
He was previously Creative Partner at the start-up agency Superstructure® and Creative Group Head at This is BD, on the Coca-Cola GB, Cineworld and Nike Accounts. James has also plied his considerable talents at KLP Euro RSCG, Iris, Elvis and The Marketing Store. His knowledge of branding ID, retail design, interior design, shopper marketing and packaging disciplines is nothing short of encyclopaedic.
In his spare time, he divides his life between designing bikes, illustrating cars, family, drinking, eating and sleeping (the latter usually losing out to the others).
Maria graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with first-class honours in Marketing and Advertising, and went on to work at eg+, a content and production agency, managing global campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Sony, and Intel across print, digital, TV and social media, before joining Keko London.
Outside work, she is obsessed with the TV show Friends and reached the top five in the UK in a Friends quiz, which made her day, her week, her month and even her year.
Having started out answering phones on the customer service desk, Andy went on to use the insights he’d gained there to develop campaigns in the creative team. He is now excited to take his skills to the next level with new challenges at Keko London. He follows a simple philosophy – never stop improving.
His spare time is spent writing screenplays, training too hard, and eating too much.
Like all Keko London employees though, there is more to Lottie than meets the eye. She originally studied Art Foundation at Oxford Brookes University, followed by an Executive PA Diploma course at Oxford Business and Media School before moving to London. After 7 years of working in the finance sector as a PA, she decided to take a break and move to Florence to study portraits. She’s now back in the heart of capital.
In her spare time, Lottie keeps up her drawing skills with regular commissions for portraits of both pets and people. She also loves the art of boxing.
Joe graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in American and Canadian Studies. Having an educated background in creative literature and film has imbued Joe with a highly developed critical perspective that has already proved invaluable in the day-to-day creative agency process.
Outside of the office, Joe puts his enthusiasm for all things film into practice. He also runs an Instagram account for his dog Chewy…who currently has more followers than he does.
Within Keko London, Laura is responsible for thoroughly understanding our client’s brands, their audiences and their products. This knowledge enables her to compile strategic documents that advise our clients about how to position and communicate their brands to affluent audiences.
Outside the office, Laura can be found exploring the West End theatres (her favourite musical to date has to be Billy Elliot) or planning her next adventure. After trekking around South Asia recently, the next destination on her list is undoubtedly South America.
Matt has always had a love of advertising, and he graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Marketing Management. He was drawn to social media as the medium where everything ‘breaks’ first, and is a firm believer that leading at social has a key role to play in strengthening all marketing activity.
When not refreshing his various feeds, Matt is discovering London via beer and burgers, and aims to travel further afield in 2019.
Naser comes from a fully integrated communications background, delivering creative and client relations services to automotive brands Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Kia and Mazda. Other brands Naser has worked on include St. Regis, Qatar Airways, Orange and IKEA.
With his Arabic fluency, deep insight and understanding of the Middle East culture, he is keen on delivering comprehensive client servicing to Bentley Middle East.
Outside of work, Naser enjoys watching and reviewing foreign films and documentaries. His guilty pleasure is building toy robots and Lego sets – he is, of course, just helping out his stepson.
After studying at the University of Leeds and then the University of Sydney, she graduated with an international degree in the history of art. She then spent several years working in studio management and administrative roles until, craving more creativity, she enrolled on a graphic design course at Shillington College. There, she was able to hone her technical skills and nurture her creativity – and now she explores her passion for design on a daily basis.
Always on the lookout for the next adventure, Sophie loves to travel and can usually be found exploring the great outdoors on a hike.
Wilf graduated in 2016 with a degree in Psychology from the University of Sussex, before spending a ‘hands-on’ year learning about the business of wine production and marketing at wine company, Fine and Rare. He then cleared his head by travelling the world before joining Keko London in 2017.
When not in the office, Wilf can be found poring over prison documentaries trying to unravel the criminal mind, or planning his next global adventure.
When he’s not working, he’s working on something else. To put it simply, he’s never not working. Whether that’s producing underground music in Ableton, experimenting with different cuisines in the kitchen or generating proactive content for his social platforms, Samuel has his mind set on constant progression throughout all areas of his life, not just his advertising career.
Tim graduated from King’s College having studied Business Management with core modules in Marketing. Having previously worked in PR, he decided to follow his passion for marketing and advertising – which is how he found his way to us.
Outside the office, you’ll find Tim on a tennis court or a football pitch. But, whenever a long weekend arrives, he’ll be riding a motocross bike on the dirt roads of Southern France.
Josh started off his career as an Apprentice Developer/QA at Iris, a multi-faceted agency after being selected through the IPA’s Creative Pioneers2 campaign. Across his career Josh has worked across many global brands such as BT, eBay and Samsung where he has developed systems and processes that reduce turnaround by as much as 60%.
Outside of work, if he’s not singing songs his little ones, he’s challenging himself to try something new or working on one of his personal projects.