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Ben Fennell

Ben Fennell


Chief executive


Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7453 4000


60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS


16th August 1971

Career highlights

Two agency of the year awards out of three in Singapore, setting up BBH Shanghai, every pitch win I've ever been part of, first-ever D&AD Pencil for mobile.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

BBH grad pitch presentation to John Bartle, Nigel Bogle and John Hegarty, December 1994. It still hurts.

Best thing about your job

Input without responsibility.

Worst thing about your job

Responsibility without input.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Come to BBH and get Pollard on the case.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

Andy Fennell – like all older brothers, he's very, very wise.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Watch and play sport with my family all around the world.

Your USP?

I remember everything.

What would you change about yourself?

My feet.

Favourite media

Mobile – we're not agency of the year at anything else right now.

Favourite shop

Jess James – has proved relationship-critical on a number of occasions.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I told Cluny Veneballs that I'd kissed before.

How many toilets do you own?


What can’t you live without (apart from family)?



The rugby-playing Fennell was promoted this year, and well-deserved it was too. He's a real chip off the old BBH block, extremely competent and ultra-competitive.

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