bbn europe


Europe is an expansive and populous region characterised by social and cultural variation.

This influences the way people communicate, and each of the markets in Europe has their own way of conducting business and maintaining relationships. Therefore BBN Europe focuses on providing clients in the region with a comprehensive offering of marketing communications services, ranging from visual content creation and social media campaigns to brand engagements and public relations.

We recognise it would be impossible for one single agency to have all the answers. This is why we have set up BBN Europe along with our European partners with the aim to enable the collaboration of agencies to help international clients and partners better understand Europe. In doing so, companies can more effectively market their products and services in and out of the countries that make up the region.

Ben Verleysen

Ben Verleysen
Managing Director

As an experienced marketing professional, Ben recognised the opportunities of marketing automation for B2B businesses in the early stages. Since then, he has been an ardent advocate of strategic, segmented marketing for B2B businesses globally.

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Charles de La Rochefoucauld
Founder & President

With 40 years of experience in the communications industry, Charles is known for his insight in the B2B PR and communications industry and in particular for his work on brand reputation and the reputation index. Prior to founding ComCorp in 2013, Charles was the founder and president of La Rochefoucauld Anderson & Lembke for 20 years. Charles also worked as Vice-President at Publicis Consultants.

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David Hoskin
Marketing strategist

David works at the interface of B2B strategy, communications and creative – constantly seeking insights aimed at sustainable business growth. He works alongside clients as a strategic consultant, content marketer and storyteller.

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Peter Lyall
Group Director, Brand and Strategy

Peter is responsible for making the thinking visible and ensuring that clients truly benefit from investing in their brands. He has worked with many notable companies on major branding and messaging projects. Peter is also on the BBN executive board and contributes to the BBN Brand & Strategy task team.


Rich Thomas
Managing Director

Rich started his career in Brand Management with P&G before moving to the agency side. He founded INL in Geneva 2005 with his Creative Director Gary Wilkinson. Since then they have opened offices in the UK and Singapore.

Pavel Marek
Managing Director

As CEO of BBN Czech Republic located in Brno, Pavel has been team leader of many marketing communication projects in CEE countries with a focus on logistics, transportation, automotive, real estate and finance industries.

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Gerard van den Bogaart
Managing Director

In 2013, after 20 years working in both SME and corporate environments, Gerard decided to combine his B2B marketing and sales experience with the strong competencies of Referro. His experience at the ‘client side of the business’ turned out to hold great value for clients.

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Pedro Guillen

Founding partner of his agency, Pedro is an expert in managing international sales and marketing programs for global IT vendors oriented to achieve results. He is focused on developing new business models and valued added services bringing new ways of doing marketing to clients.

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Richard Parsons
Managing Director

Richard started his career at Anderson & Lembke, the world’s largest B2B agency at the time and went on to become one of the early pioneers of digital marketing. He has spent over 20 years devising strategies across numerous business sectors. His proven track record of helping blue chip and start-up companies has made him an agile creative thinker.

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Gudmund Semb

Gudmund joined wob in 1993 to become their CEO and is now a member of the executive board. He mainly focusses on branding and communication strategies which he successfully develops for many wob clients such as SAP, SAS Institute, Henkel, Deutsche Leasing, WEG and KWS.

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