Communications consultancy Cognito adds three to New York office

10 August 2018 2 min. read
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Cognito, a marketing and communications consultancy for the financial services industry, has appointed two new directors in the US: Dominic Leung and Rebecca Cooper.

Dominic Leung, who has been named Group Strategy Officer, will focus on developing positioning strategies for Cognito’s global client base. He specializes in helping companies – from large multinationals to small, disruptive challengers – access untapped market opportunities and maximize their existing assets. He joins Cognito from Interbrand and has experience working in Europe, the US, and Asia Pacific.

Rebecca Cooper has been appointed Director of Digital Strategy, also based in Cognito’s New York office. She is an expert in digital content strategy, providing counsel on the creation of paid, owned, earned and shared media. Cooper was previously a Vice President of Digital Strategy at Ketchum and has worked with global brands including JPMorgan Chase, eBay, H&R Block, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprises.Dominic Leung, Rebecca Cooper and Katie DillonCommenting on the two senior appointments, Cognito Founder and CEO Tom Coombes said: “Clients are increasingly seeking consulting for brand, digital, and content strategy to meet complex communications and marketing needs. We are therefore continuing to hire the best talent in the industry and bring experts with diverse, complementary experience together to help companies tell distinct stories confidently and creatively. We are delighted to see Dominic and Rebecca join our US team.”

Also strengthening Cognito’s New York office is Katie Dillon, who has been appointed Assistant Account Executive. She was a summer intern at Cognito last year and has, on the back of her performance, now joined the marketing and communications consultancy full time.

Cognito’s Americas business is led by Vivienne Hsu, who also heads the EMEA division. The firm, founded in 2000, has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam.

The three appointments in the US come shortly after Cognito added three to its UK team (James Hannaford, Emma Martin, Kristy Howe), one to its Dutch team (Gwendolijn Kappen) and four to its APAC team (Maya Sivamany, Michelle Kwok Yai Lan, Abigail Peters and Andrew Kagoro).