Ben Hall

Producer

Ben has been with Brand Media since July 2011. He works as a wesite producer across all of the Brand Media sites.

Twitter name: @thebenhall

Relevant experience: Worked at Huddersfield Students’ Union creating video and interactive content for its web presences. Also completed work experience as a video producer at The Times. I’ve been creating content for the web since the age of 10 – not all of it was great, but the experience has stood me in good stead.
 
Favourite ad: The PEN Story - Olympus

One thing not a lot of people know about you: I once played Jafar in my school’s version of Aladdin. Versatile.

Vita Coco gets into summer festival spirit with Vine demo
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Vita Coco gets into summer festival spirit with Vine demo

Vita Coca provides a quick hydration how-to as Marketing, with the help of the social video experts at Unruly, rounds up this week's hottest branded Vines.

Dixons Carphone branding slammed by marketing community
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Dixons Carphone branding slammed by marketing community

When we published our story that Dixons and Carphone Warehouse were uniting to become Dixons Carphone, we thought it might be popular, but we were not quite ready for the response from our Twitter following.

Tower of London draped in poppies to mark First World War centenary
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Tower of London draped in poppies to mark First World War centenary

The Tower of London has been draped in poppies as part of an installation to commemorate the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War.

Red Bull takes to the skies in stop-motion cardboard plane Vine
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Red Bull takes to the skies in stop-motion cardboard plane Vine

Red Bull promotes its air race as Marketing, with the help of social video experts Unruly, showcases three must-watch branded Vines.

Buzz Aldrin sells moon-walking sneakers in 1969 moon landing Vine from General Electric
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Buzz Aldrin sells moon-walking sneakers in 1969 moon landing Vine from General Electric

Buzz Aldrin dons a new pair of sneakers as Marketing, with the help of Unruly, rounds up the best branded Vines of the week.

Looking back: How brands celebrated the birth of Prince George who turns one today
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Looking back: How brands celebrated the birth of Prince George who turns one today

From Coke to Tesco to Jelly Babies, Marketing takes a look back at the brand activity surrounding the birth of royal baby Prince George a year ago today.

Evolution of man told through Vine for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie
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Evolution of man told through Vine for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie

A US cinema chain has retold the evolution of man to promote its screenings of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' as Marketing, with the help of Unruly, rounds up this week's best branded Vines.

From deforestation stunts to naked Ronaldo: a guide to World Cup 2014 in marketing
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From deforestation stunts to naked Ronaldo: a guide to World Cup 2014 in marketing

Following Germany's World Cup victory, Marketing rounds up the best and boldest brand activity during the month-long competition.

Sony relives Germany's 7-1 victory against Brazil in Subbuteo Vine
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Sony relives Germany's 7-1 victory against Brazil in Subbuteo Vine

Sony celebrates Germany's dramatic victory as Marketing, with the help of Unruly, reveals some of the most creative Vines from brands this week.

Six stats all drinks brands need to know after Wimbledon 2014
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Six stats all drinks brands need to know after Wimbledon 2014

Marketing rounds up key stats from this year's Wimbledon competition with the help of Brandwatch.

Watch: Satirist takes on Sir Martin Sorrell and joins Kanye West's entourage
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Watch: Satirist takes on Sir Martin Sorrell and joins Kanye West's entourage

Sir Martin Sorrell and Kanye West are targeted by journalist and satirist Nimrod Kamer in this video as he plots to launch his own agency, 'Old Ideas Over Budget'.

Twitter celebrates Cannes Direct Lions victory with Vine
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Twitter celebrates Cannes Direct Lions victory with Vine

Twitter used its Vine video service to celebrate Cannes victory this week. Marketing, with the help of social video experts Unruly, rounds up this week's must-watch branded Vines.

Nike challenges viewers to #RiskEverything on Vine
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Nike challenges viewers to #RiskEverything on Vine

Nike Football kicks off the World Cup as Marketing, with the help of social video experts Unruly, rounds up this week's must-watch branded Vines.

Three magic Vines from Rice Krispies, Samsung and Milk-Bone to watch now
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Three magic Vines from Rice Krispies, Samsung and Milk-Bone to watch now

Marketing, with the help of social video experts Unruly, rounds up this week's must-watch branded Vines.

Infographic: Nike and Samsung lead World Cup of video shares
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Infographic: Nike and Samsung lead World Cup of video shares

Football content from brands not affiliated with the World Cup have driven more than half of online video shares as the tournament approaches.

Chelsea claim the social video Premier League title
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Chelsea claim the social video Premier League title

The Premier League title may look to be heading to Manchester City, but it is Chelsea who have won the social video crown, according to sharing data from Unruly.

Media360: What we learned from Google Creative Labs
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Media360: What we learned from Google Creative Labs

Steve Vranakis, creative director at Google Creative Labs, spoke about his transition from "the digital guy" at an ad agency to becoming one of the least digital people when he started work for Google.

Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014
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Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014

Claudine Collins, managing director of MediaCom, and Bruce Daisley, managing director of Twitter UK, will take centre stage at the industry's biggest night of the year, as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2014.

Watch: Why ustwo is the 'John Lewis of digital'
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Watch: Why ustwo is the 'John Lewis of digital'

Part-studio, part-agency: Scott Ewings, managing director at ustwo, explains why the company is such a good place to work.

Campaign Viral Chart: Evian's Spider-Man tops chart in week of movie premiere
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Campaign Viral Chart: Evian's Spider-Man tops chart in week of movie premiere

Evian, the French bottled-water brand, tops the most-shared ads chart this week with its "amazing baby & me 2" spot by BETC Paris.