Brave Bison appoints Will Pyne as Chief Creative Officer

Social video broadcaster Brave Bison announces the appointment of Will Pyne to the role of Chief Creative Officer.

A multi-award winning creative and recognised digital innovator, Will Pyne was formerly co-founder of creative agency Holler. Holler formed in 2001 and was later acquired by Leo Burnet in 2010.

During his time at Holler, Pyne served as Global Executive Creative Director, where he established network offices in Sydney, Dubai, Chicago and Silicon Valley, and was responsible for driving campaign innovation that led to Holler being awarded BIMA Agency of the Year in 2014.

Brave Bison CEO Ashley MacKenzie said:

"Will has an incredible and proven track record, and in joining us a very clear remit: to ensure that Brave Bison becomes a business with creativity at its core.

This is more than just about raising the bar on our creativity output overall. This is a DNA overhaul, about honing the talent we have in the business and making us a group of people - around the world - capable of producing industry recognised and culturally powerful work."

Will Pyne added:

"Brave Bison is the kind of dynamic, evolving and entrepreneurial business that excites me. With access to influencer talent, and a long established expertise in video content, we're brilliantly placed to create culturally significant work for both clients and for the company's owned channels."

Pyne's appointment follows the recent promotion of Ian Samuel to Chief Commercial Officer and arrival of Simon Pont as Chief Strategy Officer. MacKenzie added:

"In Will, Ian and Simon, we have the kind of firepower capable of producing world-class native and brand-funded content solutions."

For further information, contact:

Brave Bison Group plc
Kevin Deeley (Chief Operating and Finance Officer)

Stockdale Securities
Richard Johnson / Andy Crossley / Ed Thomas
Tel: 020 7601 6100

FTI Consulting (PR adviser to Brave Bison)
Rob Mindell / Charles Palmer
Tel: 020 3727 1000