Say hello to our new US Strategic Growth Advisor

Performance brand agency, Journey Further has announced that Ben Jankowski, former Global Head of Media at Mastercard, will act as a strategic growth advisor to help accelerate the company’s awareness and positioning in the US media market.

Jankowski, representing his new consultancy, Modern Media Solutions, will be working closely with Founder and CEO Robin Skidmore, US CEO Duncan Smith and the senior team at Journey Further to drive the continued success of the fast-growing agency stateside.

Ben will be advising on the agency’s proposition including its product market fit, competitor insight, and strategic partnerships. He will also provide feedback on company growth initiatives alongside hiring recommendations and new business development. 

Since launching in the UK in 2017 and opening its New York office in 2022, the agency has grown from 3 to 180 people, working with the likes of Adobe, Sizzler and PrettyLittleThing in the US. The company saw outstanding growth in 2022 with fee revenue growing by 44%.

Robin Skidmore, Founder & CEO at Journey Further, said: “It’s an exciting time for Journey Further as we push forward with our mission of delivering Clarity at Speed for the world’s leading brands. Having Ben on our side is a huge win for the agency and his wealth of knowledge will be instrumental in guiding us on our growth journey in the US.”

Speaking about his appointment, Ben Jankowski, said: “Journey Further has already proven themselves to be real pioneers in the UK agency space and it’s a pleasure to advise them on reaching new markets in the US with their people-first approach. It’s great to work with Robin and Duncan as they look to define their proposition and share their deep digital media expertise.”