Before joining Stack as CEO in 2015 Ben founded Stephens Francis Whitson (SFW) and built a blue chip client roster over eight years, winning more than 50 awards for creativity and marketing effectiveness. In 2013 SFW was sold to the VCCP Partnership, and renamed VCCPme after its merger with Tree, the data consultancy.
Prior to this Ben was Managing Director of Rapier, for half of the time that Campaign awarded it ‘Direct Agency of the Decade’ for the noughties. And as a young man he founded TBWA Direct and merged it twice to become Joint CEO of Tequila UK.
Ben has always focused on the direct, digital and data space advising over 40 brands on how to adapt to the digital economy whilst driving both customer profitability and engagement.
At Stack Ben is re-dedicating the agency to galvanising strategy, data, creative and technology to answer the challenges of creating and managing customers for clients such as Citroen, Peugeot, Beiersdorf and Estee Lauder.