LONDON, UK // James wanted to be a Drum’n Bass DJ, but after realizing he had absolutely no musical talent, he embarked on a career as an Advertising Agency Producer, making tea and booking taxis for some of the best creative minds in the advertising business.
He started at M&C Saatchi in London in 1998, moving to Ogilvy & Mather in London in 2004. He was transferred to Ogilvy HK in 2009 and latterly Ogilvy Singapore, where he was the Regional Head of Broadcast for the Hogarth Ogilvy Group Partnership.
In Dec 2018, James relocated back to London to take up the position of Head of Moving Image for Ogilvy London / Hogarth Partnership.
He has produced work for major corporate Clients including British Airways, Natwest, The AA, Ford of Europe, Unilever (Dove, Comfort, Hellmann’s & Pond’s), GSK (Scott’s Emulsion, Panadol), IBM, Kraft, Fanta, CIMB Bank and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
James has worked on campaigns which have won at Cannes, D&D, One Show, LIA, Spikes Asia and the Clios.
He was a member of the Entertainment Jury at Spikes Asia in 2018, and the British Arrows Jury in 2019.
At the last count, James had made tea and ordered taxis for Creatives in 27 markets world-wide. He is keen to break 30.