Hey, friend. I’m Ben Whitla.

I build and expand early–growth and at–scale brands by way of branding & marketing.

I’m currently creating the future of data driven marketing & storytelling at Known.

Here, I lead our work for TikTok (our work led them to be AdAge Marketer of the Year), Rockefeller Center (which led to their historic rebranding), Shift4 (where we are sending some civilians to space), as well as others.

Formerly, I was a founding partner at Great Big Story (sadly shut down) where I led Brand & Creative Partnerships. I’ve also designed and built the brand and original can designs for Lord Hobo Brewing Company.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a bunch of other great brands: Nike, Yahoo, Nomadica, MINI, Hasbro, Mattel, Dreamworks, Daniel Boulud, and Johnny Cupcakes.

LinkedIn is still the best way to figure out where I’ve worked in the past. I tweet, but rarely, and mostly to complain about people with umbrellas. I’m pretty good at email, too.