Fearless. Truthful. Unexpected.

Ben Whattam

Managing Partner

Ben combines his Managing Partner duties with a keen interest in the agency’s strategic thinking. He is a great believer that consumer-led insight is the key to unlocking standout work for clients. As a result, every piece of work produced by Keko London is informed by these insights, applied with a real-world sensitivity.

Ben’s career started at international consulting firm Foolproof working with clients in NYC, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris – which also gave him a global perspective on HNWIs. A move to JWT, the home of planning, saw him build global advertising strategies for Nokia, HSBC and Shell. His subsequent role at Imagination gave him valuable experience in the world of branding and design, before he set up Keko London in 2013.

When he’s not thinking about work, Ben is thinking (very occasionally) about keeping fit.

Brigitte Kemper

Founding Partner, CEO

Brigitte founded Keko London in 2013, with Bentley as its inaugural client, and still believes strongly in helping to guide the company from her Frankfurt HQ. A Masters Degree in Business Administration has given her a career-long fascination with marketing and strategic consulting.

She worked at TBWA Frankfurt, Lowe & Partners and Michael Conrad, before becoming a member of the board at Leo Burnett. In 2001, Brigitte joined the Klaus E. Küster advertising agency as Managing Director. She became owner of the agency in 2009 – renaming it Kemper Kommunikation. Porsche AG was the main client. Others include: Porsche Design, Merck Millipore, Schüco, MHP Consulting, Telis Finanz, Heraeus, Bosch, UKM, GS1, Brose, Würth, VDMA and Claas. In 2011, she founded Keko Singapore for Porsche Asia Pacific, before opening the Keko London office.

Brigitte would love to have some hobbies, she’s just too busy.

Jeremie Maitre

General Manager

Jeremie joined the Keko team to in order to help
open up an American branch here in
Washington D.C. Jeremie’s career is grounded
in data, as he started with Benenson Strategy
Group, a strategic market research firm up in
New York City. He moved down to Washington
D.C. to work for Wunderman-Thompson, one of
the largest marketing agencies as a Senior
Strategist. There he worked on integrated
campaigns running across TV, print, social,
digital, CRM, and was responsible for providing
strategic leadership for his clients. Jeremie’s
strengths lie in his ability to understand the
consumer, leveraging data driven insights to
build out strategies.

In his spare time, Jeremie likes to explore
Washington D.C. with his dog.

Rachel de los Santos

Social Media Manager

Rachel comes to Keko Washington from an
in-house branded content agency, Creative
Lab at McClatchy. While there, she was
responsible for marketing and social media
strategy, along with playing a role in creating
award-winning campaigns and short films for
McClatchy’s 30 news brands across the US.
Prior to that, she worked mostly in media
advertising and marketing, where she helped
successfully launch Bloomberg Politics at
Bloomberg Media. She started her career in
Washington, DC as an Advertising Associate
for National Journal at Atlantic Media.

If Rachel is in town, you can find her riding her bike
around town or attempting to cook elaborate meals for
friends.