Director of Strategy,
Google Creative Lab
Ben oversees strategy on projects within the Creative Lab, a team of misfits (designers, writers, creative technologists, web developers, film editors, producers, creative directors) whose mission is to remind the world what it is they love about Google.
Prior to joining Google Ben was the Executive Director of Innovation at BBH in New York, responsible for introducing and driving innovation inside BBH in three main areas: new platforms, new partners and new processes. While at BBH, Ben also co-founded BBH Labs (http://bbh-labs.com) in 2008, a more outwardly-focused technology-driven innovation group focused on ensuring the agency was as smart as possible when it came to change. In fact, what consumed most of Ben’s time at BBH was overseeing the various Google projects on which BBH partnered with Creative Lab.
Back in the UK, Ben was Global Planning Director at BBH London, primarily on British Airways & Google, and prior to that Strategy Director on Volkswagen at BMP DDB.
He has a PhD in the social psychology of ecstasy, but doesn’t remotely understand the subject.