Head of Moving Image, Ogilvy London
James has 23 years’ experience in the Advertising Production working across EMEA and APAC. Starting at M&C Saatchi London in 1998 working as a production assistant on the prestigious British Airways account, he worked his way up to Senior Producer, earning a move to Ogilvy & Mather in London in 2004.
During his time at Ogilvy London, he worked on the pan European Ford business, producing large scale car commercials, two of which launched during half time of the Champions League final – the ‘Super Bowl’ event of Europe.
In 2009 James transferred to Ogilvy HK to lead the Regional Production team there. Working predominantly on the Unilever business, he also produced regional campaigns for GSK, and a Global campaign for Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts.
In 2010 the Unilever business was consolidated into Singapore. James spent 9 years there as Regional Head of Broadcast for Ogilvy, where he oversaw the introduction of the JV with Hogarth.
In 2018, James was offered the position of Head of Moving Image for Hogarth @ Ogilvy UK, where he oversees a team of 20 people producing moving image content for all the Agency’s Client’s, plus working with HWW direct Clients when the need arises.
He has Produced work for major corporate Clients including British Airways, Natwest, The AA, Ford of Europe, Dove, Comfort, Hellmann's, GSK, IBM, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Pond’s, CIMB Bank and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
James has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns, most recently for Dove on ‘Reverse Selfie’ and ‘Deep Fake Mum’s’, which both won at Cannes in 2022.
At the last count, James had shot in 29 markets worldwide, although having recently stopped producing to focus on his management responsibilities, he is not sure he will get to 30….