With more than 30 years and 8,000 articles as a journalist under his belt, as well as seven years leading a £1m+ a year consultancy for creative industries companies, Ben Fenton is one of the most highly regarded practitioners in his field.
Ben was the chief media correspondent of the Financial Times from 2007 to 2013, covering the entire European media landscape and reporting on the major corporate and policy stories of the time. Before that, as the Senior Reporter and Washington Correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, Ben travelled the world to report on wars, political earthquakes and other major stories. He was among the most experienced and well-respected reporters in the UK and renowned for the speed, style and versatility of his writing.
After three decades in the media, Ben moved to Edelman, the world’s largest strategic communications company, as a consultant to some of the biggest names in global media. He ran a practice with a turnover of more than £1m for creative-industries clients, including the New York Times, Disney, Channel 4, Discovery, The Guardian, Love Productions, Johnston Press and The Athletic.
Now working as managing partner of Mult Box Media, Ben continues to offer insight, advice and strategic wisdom to the most famous brands not only in the media industry, but beyond in areas such as finance, technology and ESG. He is an expert on defining narratives, identifying corporate messages and pre-empting and resolving communications crises. He offers media-training, speech and article-writing and the production of newsletters among his specialist skills.
Ben is a graduate of Oxford University. In 2020, he was the Chair of Judges for the Orwell Prize for Political Journalism and is the author of a new book To Be Fair: the Ultimate Guide to Fairness in the 21st Century, published by Mensch in March 2021 and distributed by Bloomsbury.