18 Feet & Rising promotes Anna Carpen to creative director and Rob Ward to strategy partner

18 Feet & Rising has announced a number of changes to its senior management team with Anna Carpen moving up to the role of creative director and Rob Ward promoted to strategy partner and joining the board.

Jonathan Trimble, chief executive of 18 Feet & Rising, said of the appointments: “Since joining the agency, Rob has championed the idea that strategy and creative should work in tandem.

“The promotion of Anna to creative director is a testament to how integral she has been to our creative output, and her contribution to our culture of nurturing young talent.”

Prior to joining 18 Feet & Rising in 2011 Ward held the role of strategy director at BBH. As strategy partner he will help run the agency alongside founding partners Trimble and executive creative director, Matt Keon.

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