BBH Taps Slater for Account Role

NEW YORK Bartle Bogle Hegarty has hired Ben Slater, an account leader and new business chief at Clemmow Hornby Inge in London, to become the shop’s sixth group account director in New York.

Slater will start in August and report to both office CEO Gwyn Jones and Sarah Thompson, head of account management. In addition to account duties, Slater will contribute to new business pitches, said BBH North American chairman Steve Harty. “That’s a fast-rising agency,” Harty said, referring to Clemmow Hornby, “and he has been a key part of it.”

Slater, a former staffer at Omnicom Group’s AMV BBDO in London, joined Clemmow Hornby in 2002, as an account director on Heineken and Carphone Warehouse. In 2004, he became new business director, though he retained account management duties.

Harty declined to discuss Slater’s specific account assignments, noting that clients needed to be told first. Kirsten Flanik is the shop’s business development director.

The office claims billings of about $500 million from clients such as Levi’s, Unilever, Diageo, Dyson and EDS.