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 – 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 started out in advertising in London at iris, he went on to lead global partnership strategy for the Movember Foundation, working with iconic brands across the spirits, consumer goods, fashion, and beauty sectors.
A move stateside facilitated a shift to the forefront of digital media. As a global account director at the Guardian in New York, Hywel oversaw the creation of content-led campaigns and events for brands and nonprofits. At Atlantic 57, the consulting and creative division of The Atlantic, he held business development, marketing, and client engagement roles, partnering with brands in the tech, finance, and non-profit space.
Hywel is an avid runner, audiophile, and cocktail connoisseur.
She believes three key ingredients should fuel all initiatives: creativity, data, and technology. Helping brands crack the challenge of growing meaningful relationships with people is what she loves to do. Championing teamwork to inspire change is how she does it.
In her spare time, Liz loves interior design and helping friends find their inner feng shui voice. She loves flowers almost as much and is constantly working on her bouquet-making skills.
He moved down to Washington, D.C. to work for Wunderman-Thompson, one of the largest marketing agencies as a senior strategist. There he worked on integrated campaigns running across TV, print, social, digital, CRM, and was responsible for providing strategic leadership for his clients. Jeremie’s strengths lie in his ability to understand the consumer, leveraging data driven insights to build out strategies.
In his spare time, Jeremie likes to explore Washington D.C.
In her spare time, Cheniece enjoys trying Michelin restaurants downtown.
At Schifino Lee, Kayla gained essential experience working across multiple departments until ultimately taking on the role of account coordinator. While supporting the account team, she worked directly with clients and helped manage a variety of accounts, including national and local brands. Kayla’s Italian upbringing developed her passion for cooking, which came in handy while working on campaigns for Alessi Foods, a national Italian food brand.
If Kayla isn’t in her kitchen cooking for family and friends, you’ll most likely find her cheering on her beloved Florida Gators or catching a tan on a beach somewhere with a cocktail and good book in hand.
While having a knack for content creation and building relationships, her unique blend of skills in strategy, social media, and creative ideation have brought her to successfully launch campaigns for various big brands and local nonprofits.
Rachel calls D.C. home, where she can be spotted riding her bike around town or attempting to cook elaborate meals for friends.
Prior to that, she worked at an education nonprofit as a marketing manager where she recruited and retained teachers for a certification program. From these experiences, Trang developed skills in implementing email marketing campaigns and managing timelines.
In her spare time, Trang enjoys trying out new restaurants and traveling to new cities. She also loves fostering puppies and finding them forever homes.
During her career, she has worked on digital campaigns specializing in CRM. She has worked with several brands, including Siemens, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Microsoft.
In her spare time, Natalia likes to play video games and be with her dog.
As a copywriter, Nicole channels the tone of voice unique to every client to ensure brand integrity across all communication touchpoints. While storytelling for brands, she’s also happy to answer questions like, “What’s the word for when…?”
If not wordsmithing, Nicole is likely watching the Philadelphia Eagles choke, noodling on a standup bit, traveling (and agonizing over how generic that sounds), or coercing herself to exercise.
Before joining Keko, Brandon worked as senior designer and art director for sportswear apparel distributor, DTLR/VILLA, where he focused on brand-partnership innovation, collateral design, marketing, and branding.
He is passionate about all things creative and urban culture, often lending his expertise to create product and social events with friends and family in his free time and adding to his unusually massive sneaker and hat collections.
Upon moving to D.C., Maddy joined a local think tank as a staff accountant, placing emphasis on process improvement and implementation, attention to detail, and crafting the perfect Excel spreadsheet.
When she’s not hiking or going on road trips, Maddy loves to curl up on the couch with her cat and the latest true crime documentary.