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 joined Keko London – first as Managing Partner and now as COO.
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.
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.
After getting married at Burning Man, Roy found himself in Hamburg, Germany working for Jung von Matt and later as an ECD at Interone/BBDO, working for Mercedes- Benz global account and BMW Global, respectively. Three years later he relocated to London, working for McCann EMEA, where he oversaw all regional work made for Mastercard and worked on other brands such as Nestle and The Alzheimer’s Society.
In addition to winning over a hundred awards through his career, Roy has served as a jury at the Eurobest, New York Festival and Adfast.
In his free time, Roy spends his time with his wife and two adorable children, watching Netflix and football. He loves listening to music (his favourite artists are Britney Spears and Joy Division. Really.) and going to exhibitions and gigs.
In past lives 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”.
As Creative Head she works across all brands in the Keko portfolio, working with the team to deliver integrated, insight driven campaigns to a diverse range of markets worldwide. She is a resolute believer that (like great art) great creativity comes from real curiosity, rigorous craft and striving to see the world through the eyes of others.
When not being a Creative in the office, she continues to be creative at home - these days painting as many doors and walls as she does canvases!
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.
She is our resident influencer expert, advising on campaigns for all clients across the business. She combines an exquisite attention to detail and an eye for a story with a belief in closely aligned PR and marketing strategy.
With a degree in History of Art, Nina has a fascination for all things creative, which has translated into a love of luxury brands. After a short time working in fashion and magazines, Nina spent four years working on the PR & social media team at Boodles, before joining Keko London in 2018.
Outside of work, Nina can frequently be found exploring London's pubs, restaurants, galleries and bookshops.
With over 11 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, Greene King, Marston’s Pubs, Nails Inc and Taylor Wimpey.
When not at work Lauren enjoys experimenting with different cocktails in the plethora of bars in Soho, following her beloved football team (Arsenal FC) and learning Turkish to fit in with her in-laws.
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 all things design & branding is nothing short of encyclopaedic.
In his spare time, he divides his life between family, designing bikes, illustrating cars, drinking, eating and sleeping.
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.
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.
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.
She brings a breadth of experience to the team, from working ski seasons in Val d’Isere and a summer season in Greece, to being a letting agent for Marsh & Parsons. Most recently, she has worked as an office manager for Winch Design, getting to know the inner workings of the superyacht, private aviation and architecture world.
Outside the walls of Keko HQ, Jordan loves to explore the fantastic restaurants London has to offer, and to plan her next vacation. And Jordan hasn’t let her phobia of spiders hold her back, having run the London Marathon and completed five sky dives.
Born, raised and educated in the South West, Jack can often be found escaping the city for pastures green, or arguing about the proper way to serve a cream tea. Sometimes both.
And it’s cream before jam, since you ask.
After studying design at Reading University, he worked for three years at The Marketing Store where he spent the majority of his time working on McDonald’s, with a focus on Happy Meal kits.
When not designing, he’s either playing records with friends or attempting to cook a new recipe – and trying not to burn it.
Starting her career as a Graphic Designer she moved rapidly from drawing board to Mac and then into the nascent industry of digital media via an MA in Digital Interactive Media at Middlesex University. Then after working under a variety of titles, from Traffic/Resource Manager to Professional Development Coordinator, she extended her passion for people and effective organisation by becoming a fully qualified CIPD Coach and Mentor.
In her spare time Mimi shows the same energy, enthusiasm and curiosity that she displays at work, whether it is baking cakes, gardening, learning about new technologies, Tai Chi classes, trips abroad or visits to exhibitions.
With a degree in Graphic and Communication Design, Tammy is passionate about how design and copy come together to create truly engaging and effective communications.
Her early career began in music journalism and integrated marketing – a colourful route into Adland – which she now calls home. With a back catalogue of brands including Bupa, Johnson & Johnson, Sainsbury’s, Google, The Glenlivet and Chivas Regal, Tammy brings a fresh perspective to the premium roster of Keko clients.
Outside the office, Tammy spends her time going to gigs, dabbling in yoga and drinking gin. Not necessarily in that order.
Rachel started her career working client side in the marketing department for a global oil and gas company, before moving on to work at two independent digital marketing agencies in Edinburgh. At these agencies, she managed online marketing activity for a range of luxury hotels worldwide, as well as high-end ecommerce clients’.
Outside of work, Rachel loves globetrotting and can usually be found planning her next travel adventure or hiking in the great outdoors. When not doing this, she can be found in one of the many pubs London has to offer.
Marina studied economics with a degree in Marketing and Management at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She started her career as Business Consultant, working for global financial services organisations – like Deutsche Bank and Accenture. There, she gained a wide range of experience in strategic analysis, consulting and project management.
Now, she wants to harness her interest in the more creative-led marketing & advertising industry. She plans to put her highly transferable skills in client handling, problem solving and business improvement to good use at Keko.
In her spare time, you can find Marina travelling, at Yoga class or cooking a plant-based dish. She enjoys nothing more than being active and experiencing nature.
Having started his career around the corner in Golden Square; Hamish has gone on to deliver a diverse range of work across lots of well-known brands – including Shell, Samsung, O2, Costa Coffee, The Open University and Land Rover.
This range of experience has enabled Hamish to develop a deep knowledge of integrated advertising, CRM, loyalty proposition development and customer experience. Hamish hopes to bring this breadth of experience, a passion for a tightknit working culture and a consistent determination to improve to his role at Keko.
When not in the office, Hamish can either be found on his bike or leading the charge to one of the many pubs that Soho has to offer.
Throughout his career Luca has always strived to specialise in everything without compromising on quality.
He believes in variety and his extensive expertise in brand strategy, design and art direction has proved valuable over time to a very diverse range of clients - from yacht design firms to banking to hospitality holdings.
As an established illustrator and animator, he also regularly collaborates with the likes of Hitachi, the Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail and Qatar Airways.
When not working he’s cycling to work as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Her career began in the legal sector, working for some the world’s leading law firms in a variety of financial roles. She then moved to the Talent and influencer agency ITB Worldwide, where she helped to transform accounting operations of the finance function, while working closely with the senior management team and directors.
Outside of work, Gemma has a keen eye for interior design and is currently renovating property. When she’s not channelling her inner Kelly Hoppen, you’ll find her travelling and enjoying good food.
She has worked on diverse projects that include video art and animation as well as fashion photography productions. Collaborating with such clients as the BBC, Channel 4, Ron Arad Associates, Universal Music, E-Tautz Fashion House, Publicis, McCann-Erickson and more.
In the past few years, Liron has exhibited work globally in Fairs and Galleries around the world such as Eyebeam Gallery N.Y, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, ’The London Art Fair’, ‘Fresh Paint Art Fair’ in Tel Aviv and more. She was commissioned by EPFL+ECAL lab in Switzerland to create an installation that uses Augmented Reality technology.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Creative Review, Motionographer, IDn magazine, The Independent and more. In her spare time, Liron loves taking photos of her 3 kids.
Having completed his Master’s degree in Automotive journalism, Nikolai started his career at Europe’s largest motoring website PistonHeads.com, where he crafted stories and learnt what truly engages audiences to then leading Volvo UK’s social accounts where he got his first taste of the immediacy that social brings before diversifying into PR working with Jaguar Land Rover, Wiesmann, LEVC, H.R. Owen and others.
As Keko's resident Malteser, you'll find Nikolai spending his free time with friends being a little too loud in restaurants, and keeping up to date on all things tech, watches and trainer related. If not, he is probably on the sofa eating a sandwich.
Her career began as a curatorial assistant and continued with valuable experience in sports marketing and research in media. Working for the Winter Olympics in 2018, she was fascinated by the creative and innovative ways that data can shape the future.
After moving to London, she diverged her expertise into data analysis, in which she enjoys conducting research, diving into data, finding insights to support marketing decisions and communicating through visualizations.
In her spare time, you can find Ozge doing abstract paintings or learning new languages, the latest addition of which is Python. And yes, she also loves Monty Python.
From Computer Engineering to Business Communication, Andrea studied an eclectic mix of topics before moving to Milan in 2010 to focus his career in advertising.
Since then, Andrea has worked for a variety of global and independent agencies, from Publicis Milan to Wunderman UK where he tackled big challenges for major brands, including Microsoft, Shell, Renault, GSK and Heineken.
Over the years, he’s honed his conceptual, tech-driven approach, always pushing into new ground – especially in digital. Today, he believes a winning idea can’t be narrowed to a specific media, and digital isn’t limited to social posts or web banners – the concept and the opportunity is everything.
When not at work, he cultivates different hobbies such as recording and producing his own music, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, playing the nerdiest games and helping out with the ADCI (Italian Art Directors Club). Yet, most often, he ends up binge-watching series from the comfort of his sofa.
Since graduating with a History & Political Science degree from the University of Birmingham, William’s always tried to bring a certain panache to agency life – whether he’s making tea or TVCs.
After spending time at JWT London and on the global Jaguar and Land Rover teams at Spark44 in Birmingham and Frankfurt, William now turns his focus to Porsche. Here he hopes to combine his passion for high-performance cars with a love for making the kind of creative that stops thumbs and turns heads.
When not at the office, William can usually be found watching the latest blockbuster, attempting to turn the pedals of his racing bike or, more commonly, conducting important consumer research in the capital’s pubs and bars.
Having previously worked on big brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Amazon and 1800 Tequila, she is a perpetual explorer of the new, passionately developing innovative styles and trends to influencer her latest campaigns.
Before entering agency-land, Lottie worked across a variety of creative roles including portrait photography and music video production while studying graphic design.
Outside of work she considers herself something of an adrenaline junkie, with her exploits including paragliding, skydiving and clay pigeon shooting. She’s also something of a gin enthusiast – though always only after safely returning to the ground.
After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2019 where he studied Product Design, Callum has since shown a passion for all things design across the business, marketing and advertising world. With an arsenal of skills ranging from 3D modelling, 2D animation and Sketching, Callum loves to push the creative boundaries.
Outside of the office, Callum spends his time dotting about London on his Brompton and watching a hell of a lot of Marvel on repeat. Callum may or may not have a Marvel Tattoo, that he may or may not have got in Maga 2015.
She found her love for language at the University of Nottingham, where a curiosity for cultural theory and trend-led behaviour shaped her creative writing.
After graduating in International Media, Communication and Spanish, she went on to specialise in luxury marketing in-house, before finding her feet and diving headfirst into Adland.
A visual thinker and social butterfly by nature, you’ll rarely find her lost for words. And when she’s not storytelling or speaking Spanish (far from fluently), you can catch her sifting through East London’s vintage shops, seeking out a new contemporary art exhibition or obsessing over anything high fashion.
With previous roles including Office Manager, PA and Studio Manager (whatever title fits at the time!), Alisha enjoys supporting the team with all aspects of office life including organising events and office moves, and generally being the go-to person.
In between jobs she went off to university in 2011 and obtained a 2:1 in Creative Writing and English Literature, and then had a couple of kids to keep her very busy indeed.
Alisha loves to read and can be found most days with her nose in a book. She’s a massive food lover and has recently been trying to replicate her favourite restaurant and take-away meals for her family – a lockdown tradition she calls “fake-aways”.
If that wasn’t enough, Alisha loves to Zumba and practises three times a week – all while carrying out the 10k step challenge (which she’s currently smashing at 15k steps on average per day).
After completing his studies in Manchester, James took on internships in both the UK and further afield, including a stint in Los Angeles. Before embarking on his career in Marketing, James explored commercial modelling, collaborating with several notable brands across Europe.
Outside of the office, James is a major foodie and loves uncovering new spots on the London scene. He’s also a keen skier and artist in his spare time.
He gained a strong conceptual background at traditional London advertising agencies such as Bates, CDP and VCCP, picking up awards at Campaign, Cannes and Creative Circle. He then took those skills into the digital, direct and social arena to become a truly integrated creative. Whatever the medium, he believes in the same approach: simple, fresh and relevant ideas brought to life with well-chosen words.
Making no attempt to avoid the ultimate copywriter cliché, Dan spends his free time working on his unfinished novel.
Fresh out of UAL, she did a short stint as a Tailor on Saville Row, followed by working across multiple fashion titles at Condé Nast, before going on to study advertising at the School of Communication Arts 2.0.
Previously at Ogilvy, Steff worked on a diverse range of brands, from famous names such as American Express, British Airways and Philips, to lesser-known local charities. Her experience spans above the line, below the line and everything in between, always bringing smart thinking and a razor-sharp eye for detail to every brief.
Outside the office, as an advocate of craft, she loves to gallery hop, checking out old favourites as well as new talent. She’s also somewhat obsessed with her Mini Dachshund Milo and heading down to Salcombe, which she believes, when the weather is right, there’s no better place to be.