VaynerMedia announced today that Ben Allison has joined the London office as Vice President of Global Media, having relocated from VaynerMedia in New York. Ben’s role in London is to provide additional media resources for VaynerMedia’s growing presence in EMEA and APAC, as they expand apace thanks to new business wins. He will retain his role as the Vice President of Paid Media in the US. Ben’s appointment is the latest in a series of hires as VaynerMedia London expands, including Managing Director, Sarah Baumann, who joined the agency in June.
“VaynerMedia London is growing fast and we are bringing in people brimming with experience, enthusiasm and new ideas,” said Sarah. “Ben is an expert in his field and will be opening up new global business opportunities for us. Since joining the team myself earlier this year, I am incredibly excited about the direction we’re heading in and the unique way we provide transparency and growth. Ben has an intuitive understanding of how to bring Attention, Culture and Empathy to life, working to deliver outstanding business results for our clients.”
Ben brings over four years’ experience at VaynerMedia in the US where, since joining, he has played a critical role in building their best-in-class internal media training and education systems for entry-level university graduate talent. Beyond that, he has worked with a roster of clients across verticals, including Mondelez International, J.P. Morgan Chase, Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Fila, Unilever, Inspire Brands and The National Hockey League. Prior to his time at VaynerMedia, Ben worked as a Senior Advertising Manager for SocialCode.
Ben is focused on continuing to foster growth for VaynerMedia through passion and commitment to transparency, bringing new values to the media industry, and the need for agency accountability. Ben’s role is centered on growing the overall media offerings and capabilities that VaynerMedia provides through hiring, training, and strengthening of international partnerships, enabling global offices to provide a full-suite of services to clients and brands.
“It has been a fantastic experience working at VaynerMedia in New York and I could not pass up the opportunity to join the expanding team in the UK,” said Ben Allison. “The agency is continually evolving, listening to where consumer attention is headed, and crafting ways to disrupt the sector. I am really looking forward to working within a new market for VaynerMedia, to provide transparency, performance and partnership to our regional and global clients.”
Jeff Nicholson, Chief Media Officer, VaynerMedia, added: “Ben is a rising executive in the space, a key component of our growth. His contributions across media have shaped our training programs and how we service clients. I could not be more excited to see his continued growth in his career.”