We've been helping brands navigate the ever-changing world of entertainment since 2001

PUSHING BOUNDARIES, LIFTING AWARDS AND HAVING FUN ALONG THE WAY

Helping some of the world's BRAVEST brands press play

Frukt Family

We’re proud of our culture, fuelled by the many unique personalities in the FRUKT family, both past and present, from DJs to film makers to late-night coders. With over 100 FRUKTees across London, New York and LA, we champion diversity and employ only the best talent in entertainment and marketing.

The Leadership Team

Mark Owens

Mark Owens

CEO
Mark Owens

Mark Owens

CEO

Appointed CEO of Rogers & Cowan in November 2015, and CEO of now aligned Rogers & Cowan - FRUKT brand in Jan 17, Mark is in an entertainment communications, content, and brand expert. Previously, Mark served as the Chief Revenue Officer for Corbis, a Bill Gates-owned digital content, entertainment and licensing company for 5 years. While at Corbis Entertainment, he was responsible for driving efforts to connect global brands and the entertainment industry through strategic brand integration and created the Branded Entertainment Network. Mark joined Corbis Entertainment in 2012 with the acquisition of the Norm Marshall Group where he was President and handled Microsoft, Heineken and GM brands worldwide for their Entertainment strategy.   Earlier in his career, he served as Managing Director at Ketchum Public Relations and Executive Vice President at Davie Brown Entertainment, responsible for brands such as Pepsi, Reebok and Mini Cooper.

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Dom Hodge

Dom Hodge

Managing Director, London
Dom Hodge

Dom Hodge

Managing Director, London

Dom has been at FRUKT since it was a start-up. First as a client at Sony, working with the FRUKT founders to launch music download stores, then as a strategist helping brands in the music space. He helped build up the FRUKT planning and creative departments and was part of the team that helped steer the sale of FRUKT to Interpublic group in 2012.

His current role as MD spans across the FRUKT offices and he works with clients around the world helping shape strategies and ideas.

When not at work he likes getting muddy walking his dog out in the countryside, collecting an unhealthy amount of old soul records, and making music in his garden studio.

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Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes

Managing Director, North America
Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes

Managing Director, North America

Shirley leads FRUKT’s U.S. partnership and marketing operations and will continue the growth of the agency’s award-winning entertainment strategy and activation services for brands including Mastercard, Cisco and Sprint. Hughes’ experience includes a career spent developing and executing global entertainment marketing strategies and initiatives for numerous Fortune 100 brands including GM, Heineken and Microsoft, along with a track record of stewarding creative development and innovative partnership models. Most recently, Hughes led global client engagement efforts at Branded Entertainment Network (Corbis). Previously, she has worked at Wasserman Media Group, EastWest Creative and Paramount Pictures.

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Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

Managing Director, London
Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

Managing Director, London

Jim’s worked in agencies for over 20 years with account management roles at McCann and Momentum covering a wide range of disciplines including advertising, branding, events and sponsorship. He joined FRUKT in 2011 to head up the client services team, developing processes and steering the delivery of award winning work across the portfolio. As Managing Director, Jim continues to guide account management and lead agency operations.

Outside of work, if he’s not on a beach or in a spa, Jim’s likely to be strumming his ES-335 or pounding his V drums.

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Chris Heath

Chris Heath

Managing Director, London
Chris Heath

Chris Heath

Managing Director, London

After doing time at Warner Music, dotmusic, and BT, Chris joined FRUKT in 2006. As Director of Strategy, he delivers bespoke consultancy projects for global clients.

With over ten years’ experience, Chris has managed international strategy and research projects, specialising in competitor insight, marketing insight, consumer trends, business modelling, proposition development, retail and sponsorship.

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Meilani Weiss

Meilani Weiss

Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Product Placement, North America
Meilani Weiss

Meilani Weiss

Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Product Placement, North America

At FRUKT, Meilani oversees Brand Integration and Product Placement for brands of all sizes. A brand integration expert, Meilani specializes in connecting Hollywood content creators with brands and building successful entertainment marketing partnerships. Seasoned in developing organic placements for technology, QSR and transportation clients, Meilani negotiates media leveraged, paid, and unpaid integrations, and deep brand partnerships across multiple platforms, including television, film, music video and digital.

Her solid relationships in the entertainment industry and personal passion for all things entertainment keeps her clients in trend-setting properties. When not immersing herself in entertainment, Meilani is an avid baker, runner and dog lover.

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Danielle Thur

Danielle Thur

Vice President Entertainment Marketing, New York
Danielle Thur

Danielle Thur

Vice President Entertainment Marketing, New York

Danielle Thur is a dynamic and creative communications professional with almost 20 years of experience in media and public relations, brand building, creative marketing and business management. As a leader in luxury lifestyle, fashion, beauty, entertainment, hospitality and events, she has held Principal positions playing an instrumental role in company development, growth, profitability and overall success at Whisper PR, EFG: Entertainment Fusion Group, and most recently Rogers & Cowan. With a results-driven reputation, entrepreneurial spirit and proven track record, Thur consistently exceeds expectations in delivering strategic, integrated media campaigns with high attention to detail, in a positive and motivating work environment.

Danielle is a born and bred New Yorker and resides in the West Village with her two Shih Tzu’s, Babygirl and Ruby.

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Hap Deneen

Hap Deneen

Senior Vice President Brand Consulting, New York
Hap Deneen

Hap Deneen

Senior Vice President Brand Consulting, New York

Hap Deneen is the Senior Vice President of FRUKT NA based in the New York office. Hap’s area of expertise is driving his clients’ marketing platforms through creating, negotiating and managing global entertainment partnerships across film, music, theme park and video game properties. Hap has enjoyed a 20+ year career in the entertainment industry in a variety of marketing roles with companies including Octagon Music+Entertainment, BBDO and The Walt Disney Company. A native of Southern California, Hap relocated from Los Angeles to New York in 2015 and lives just outside the city with his wife and two sons. The weather doesn’t bother him and the commute is much better.

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Claire Keehan

Claire Keehan

Finance Director, London
Claire Keehan

Claire Keehan

Finance Director, London

After qualifying in 2010 and a stint at DDB, Claire joined FRUKT in 2012 to lead the financial performance of the agency, ensuring profitability and streamlined operations. Claire successfully managed the smooth integration to a new infrastructure and is in regular contact with finance teams across different offices. In her spare time, Claire loves swimming, carpentry and travelling to places where she can’t speak the language.

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Join Our Team

We’re always on the lookout for nice, smart and inspiring people to join us in London, New York or Los Angeles. If there are no vacancies below, feel free to drop us an email and let us know why we’d be mad not to have you as part of the team.

Account Executive

LA

We are on the lookout for an Account Executive to support multiple programs and execution for the music platform of our Telecom services client.  This person will report to the Account Director and will assist with the overall planning/execution process.  This person will also have various day-to-day program management tasks and client/agency integration responsibilities. Some client service and music industry background, including music industry trends, rights, licensing, artist relations and talent alignment a plus.

Account Director

LA

Currently, our Los Angeles office has an immediate opening for an Account Director within our Entertainment Marketing group, specifically focusing on being the client relationship manager for at least one brand, where they will lead the client(s) entertainment marketing program. This position will require good knowledge of the entertainment landscape in general including content, music and talent, but will also specifically require executing brand integrations in film, OTT and music videos, as well as influencer outreach and activations. 

Account Director

New York

FRUKT, the music & entertainment arm of Rogers & Cowan that specializes in work for brands, seeks an Account Director to lead the day to day business for a healthcare category client and their music activation. The position would be lead in communication to client as well as help to manage internal teams assembled to deliver against the scope of the project. The project scope includes both strategy and production of an annual large-scale music event. This position will report to the SVP managing the overall client relationship and work closely with all internal team members and vendors to oversee the strategy and execution.

Senior Account Executive

New York

Rogers & Cowan/FRUKT is seeking a Senior Account Executive (SAE) to join our Lifestyle & Entertainment department in New York. The position is to support consumer lifestyle, hospitality and entertainment accounts.

We’re seeking a savvy, creative media relations expert with solid lifestyle, hospitality, entertainment, celebrity/buzz and business relationships across national broadcast, print and online. SAE must be able to generate steady placements by a cross-section of priority media. The ideal candidate should be a strong writer/pitcher with event experience.