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Benjamin Merkel

Ben studied sports science and sociology at the university of Frankfurt with the intention of becoming a sports journalist. An internship at Young & Rubicam Germany changed his mind and he started his advertising career 2001 in the strategy department. After six months he switched to the creative department and became a copywriter.

He's been part of the Leo Burnett network since 2004 and currently works at Leo’s Frankfurt Office as Executive Creative Director. During his time he and his team produced many award winning campaigns for a large span of national and international brands.

Ben believes in the power of storytelling and loves to see creativity unfold in all kinds of channels. When he’s not solving business problems, he probably spends time with his family or hits tennis balls on the ITF Seniors tour.