Former Global MD of Exposure and Director of Freuds joins Rise at Seven as Communications Director

We have appointed industry veteran Dave Bennett, adding senior leadership and experience as we expand globally.

The appointment of Bennett to the senior leadership team comes as we gear up for our launch in the US.

We're quickly expanding and growing in the states, with a flow of numerous account wins including Monzo, Klarna, Boxt, Muscle Foods, Mark Hill, and more - we're adding over 30 years of experience in agency management to our senior leadership team.

Dave will be working alongside Nick Hussey, our now Chief Operating Officer (snatched from agencies Jaywing, Mccann and Mother) as well as Luke Cope, our Content Marketing Director, Phoebe Russell, our Head of Brand campaigns (ex Global Head of Brand at Look Fantastic,The Hut Group) and PR Director Will Hobson.

Bennett has held senior leadership positions at agencies like Freuds, Edelman, Fleishman Hillard and Exposure, leading client work for Xbox, LEGO, Netflix, Converse, Champion, and Uniqlo among many others.

Dave joins our team with a wealth of experience building brands through PR in the fashion, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, consumer technology and beauty sectors and has built and led earned media teams in New York, Paris, and Berlin.

Our CEO and Co-Founder Carrie Rose said:

"Dave is the perfect example of where the agency is going. With a vast amount of experience in consumer and B2B communications on an international scale, Dave brings a huge amount of value to Rise at Seven's search-first creative offering and growth plans.

"Our brand, PR, and social teams coupled with the search, data, and technical offering is the future of the creative industry, and appointing Dave to take a lead on that is a huge jump for us as an agency.

"From building brands in fashion and lifestyle to leading client work for Xbox and Netflix, he has vast expertise that will be integral to taking our offering to the next level.”

Dave Bennett said:

“Rise at Seven had me inspired from my very first meeting with Carrie and Stephen. Their energy and determination, and that of their teams, is contagious and it's a real breath of fresh air to be working alongside such savvy digital natives. I’ll be helping Rise write the next chapter of their phenomenal growth story, and I'm really looking forward to being part of it.”

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