Benjamin Palmer has spent the last ﬁfteen years exploring the creative possibilities of the Internet. In his role as Co-founder and Chairman of The Barbarian Group, Benjamin leads the cultural and creative vision of the digital creative agency,with a client roster that includes GE, Pepsi, Samsung, KIND Bars and Etihad Airways.
Benjamin has been named as one of Esquire’s ‘Best and Brightest’ and is currently President of The Art Directors Club. Additionally, he serves as a board member to several major organizations, including seminal performing arts space ‘The Kitchen ’and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Benjamin is also an accomplished speaker, delivering keynotes at renowned industry conferences including the Cannes Lions Festival, Canada’s Dx3 conference, SxSW Interactive and Advertising Week.
Since its founding in 2001, The Barbarian Group has evolved into a full service award-winning agency, with accolades including Creativity’s ‘Interactive Agency of the Year’ and ‘Digital Company of the Year’, in addition to being recognized as one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Most recently, the agency was the awarded the highly coveted Cannes Lions Innovation Grand Prix for its pioneering software, Cinder.
A subsidiary of Cheil Worldwide, The Barbarian Group is an award-winning digital creative agency run by CEO Sophie Kelly, in partnership with founding partners Benjamin Palmer and Keith Butters. The company provides end-to-end marketing services, from creative and brand strategy to application development, to help brands navigate a world where the Internet has won, and become the central driving force behind culture and commerce.