Head of Integrated Agency Production, Hogarth
Craft has the ability to make all ideas better, and why wouldn’t we honour that?
Denied a career as a pro footballer on account of his name not fitting on the back of a shirt, James embarked on a 20 year career making tea and booking taxis for some of the best Creative minds in the advertising business. Starting at M&C Saatchi in London in 1998, he moved to Ogilvy & Mather in London in 2004. He was transferred to Ogilvy HK in 2009 and latterly Ogilvy Singapore, where he is currently the Regional Head of Broadcast for the Hogarth Ogilvy Group Partnership. Given he has always suspected that people dislike him, in Dec 2018, he is relocating back to London to Head up Agency Production for Hogarth World Wide just to be sure.
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 recently a member of the Entertainment Jury at Spikes Asia.
At the last count, James had made tea and ordered taxis for Creatives in 27 markets world-wide. He is keen to break 30.