Williams Murray Hamm appoint head to lead US growth

Award winning London brand design consultancy, Williams Murray Hamm, has appointed former LPK Strategy and Marketing Director, Jennifer Rippe to head its Chicago office.

WMH has worked in the US for a number of years – initially for the Kraft Foods grocery division and Nestle’s Wonka brand and more recently for ConAgra brands and its global Lamb Weston division.

A multiple award winner herself, Rippe is a highly experienced creative leader, with exceptional experience in running complex design projects. She spent 12 years at LPK in Cincinnati and prior to that, worked for Unilever, as a design manager at its Helene Curtis division and as an art director at Shiseido.

Richard Williams, Williams Murray Hamm’s founder says ‘It took us a very long time to decide how to set the US agency up for success. We concluded that it needed to be led by a creative designer with the ability to convince clients of the value of our challenging ideas. Having Jennifer in place will be tremendous for our existing clients and will allow us to work with more companies with strong European and US links.’

About Williams Murray Hamm:
WMH has won numerous awards for both creativity and commercial effectiveness. Its US awards include Type Directors, New York Festivals and Clios, while European awards include a coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil and a Cannes Lion as well as two DBA Design Effectiveness Grand Prix and a Marketing Magazine Design award. The company has twice been named ‘Agency of the Year’ by the UK’s ‘Marketing’ magazine.

The company has a long history in brand packaging, culminating in the recent global relaunch of Castrol motor oil. It has also created retail identities for London’s iconic Fortnum & Mason store, Jamie Oliver’s ‘Recipease’ in Notting Hill Gate as well as reinventing Dixon’s Tech Guys brand as ‘Knowhow’.

WMH’s growing integrated moving image team has made global brand films for Castrol, Syngenta and Lamb Weston. It has also created an augmented reality space as part of its relaunch of the hugely successful JuiceBurst soft drink brand.

For further information contact Richard Williams on 312 730 2826 or richardw@wmhagency.com