Jessica Becker joins Manifest New York
by Martin Farrar-Smith
Manifest New York, the US arm of Manifest Group, has appointed Jessica Becker as Director of USA & Canada.
In the same week as the business celebrated entering its third year in New York, Jessica joins the US team from Manifest London, where she previously held the position of Group Account Director.
Alex Myers, Founder and Group CEO at Manifest commented:
“Manifest New York has been growing quickly since day one, and as our client base continues to widen and our team begins to grow, we wanted to bolster the senior team and bring in someone capable of delivering our strategic vision for the US business.”
“Jess has already been pivotal in the growth and success of the US office from her group role in London, and her move to the Manifest New York team is an exciting opportunity for the business to now spread its wings,” he added.
Since its launch in January 2015, Manifest New York has gained global recognition for its bold creativity and brand communications, already picking up national and global accolades for its work. The agency’s varied client roster already includes fashion brand, Joules; ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks; sex toy manufacturer, Hot Octopuss; craft breweries Innis & Gunn and BrewDog; global messaging app Viber and entertainment giant, NBC Universal. Manifest currently employs a team of five from New York, with a west coast satellite team of two in Los Angeles.
Becker, who has nearly ten years’ experience in PR and social media, will be involved in growing the US team, developing brand strategies, offering senior client counsel and driving agency growth across both consumer and business-to-business disciplines. She will also be seeking to expand the group’s strategic alliances, known as The Beyond Collective, throughout North America.
“Manifest is not just ‘another agency’ — we’re redefining expectations of communications consultancies. The US market has quickly realised our potential to transform entire industries through bold, brand-focussed campaigns and I’m excited to be here permanently to drive forward our mission to help brands change the world for the better.”
Manifest New York is part of Manifest Group, which also includes Manifest London and Manifest Stockholm. Named in the top three creative agencies in the world by industry commentator The Holmes Report in 2016, and the fastest growing independent agency in the UK by PR Week, the independent group plans to continue its international expansion with two further offices by 2020.