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Amsterdam/London, 18 May 2023 – Cognito Amsterdam today announced that Crisp Communications, a specialist communications consultancy, will be integrated into its business and Chris Peters, the founder of Crisp, will be appointed Managing Director. Founder and Managing Partner Richard Neve will move into a newly created Executive Creative Director role.

Chris started his career at Grayling Amsterdam and Dutch agency Glasnost (now part of the Ace Group) as well as working in-house as communications and marketing specialist at payment service provider Payconiq. For the last three years, Chris has serviced a wide range of start-ups and technology clients with his firm Crisp. Chris will lead a multinational team of 15 PR and marketing professionals in the Amsterdam office and Crisp clients will be integrated into the Cognito operation.

CEO of Cognito Media Tom Coombes: “This news means we can offer clients from both Chris’ and Cognito’s portfolio enhanced value and offer a broader range of services from across the Cognito network if they need it. I look forward to working with Chris and Richard as they step into their new roles.” 

In his new role, Richard Neve will focus on supporting new and existing clients in expanding their business by developing and implementing innovative, creative campaigns that shift the needle. Richard will continue to chair the board of Cognito Amsterdam.

Managing Director, Cognito Amsterdam Chris Peters adds: “We are thrilled to join Cognito in Amsterdam. The Cognito brand here is strong and recognisable, especially amongst the fintech scene. I’ll be working closely with Tom and Richard as we look to expand Cognito Amsterdam.”