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Articles by Ben Keenan

Ben Keenan is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative director, copywriter and technologist who makes things out of culture and technology as The Thought Police. He has led the digital and social creative offering at Clemenger BBDO and M&C Saatchi, been head of the prestigious AWARD School and presented at SXSW in 2017 & 2018. See left, where he hung out with Tim Feriss at SXSW. He's now an independent projecteer and passionate teacher who makes documentaries, writes and thinks about the future in his spare time. You can keep up with Ben on Instagram.


How a professional business “namer” comes up with ideas

My name is Ben, and people pay me to name things for them. As a matter of fact, I named the cafe I am currently writing this article in. I’ve also...

What will you do in summer when the work disappears?

You’re probably familiar with the old TV/movie trope where an ancient civilisation reacts with blind panic when a solar eclipse blacks the sun, assuming it’s...

7 things creative freelancers like me never talk about (but should)

It’s called the gig economy, projecteering, or solo entrepreneurship. Whichever buzzword you choose, being solely responsible for your own living is...