Started in 1985 at an agency called Brooks Legon Bloomfield.Since then I have worked for Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow & Johnson, Leagas Delaney, BMP/DDB, AMV/BBDO & Mother. In between those agencies I set up two of my own; the Omnicom backed Campbell Doyle Dye & the me backed Dye Holloway Murray. I have won Golds, Silvers & Bronzes at all the major awards, I was included in the D&AD book the worlds best 24 Art Directors. I am the only person to design two D&AD annuals, (2004 & 2012). I run a blog; Stuff From The Loft, (davedye.com)
Russell was ranked as one of Campaign Magazine’s top 10 Creative Directors for 2014. He oversees every aspect of J.Walter Thompson London’s creative output, including HSBC, Shell and Microsoft, for which he has received some of the highest accolades both in the UK and around the world, including Gold awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, British Arrows and Creative Circle. Also effectiveness awards at the Marketing Society and IPA Effectiveness Awards.
He is Chairman of the JWT European Creative council and a member of the global creative council.
Before joining JWT, Russell was Deputy Executive Creative director at BBH London where he worked with brands including Audi, Levi’s, Axe, Barclays, Baileys Irish Cream and British Airways.
James was promoted to Executive Partner in January 2012 jointly leading the agency alongside Russell Ramsey and Joseph Petyan.
Since joining JWT London in 2004, James has had a huge appetite for delivering great work, driving growth and looking for opportunities to create positive change.
James was teamed up with Joe Petyan as Joint Managing Directors in 2010. Their focus together was on transforming the agency’s capabilities and talent to provide an integrated offering including shopper, experiential, digital and branded entertainment. He recently oversaw the acquisition of a mobile marketing agency to complete JWT London’s dotJWT digital offering.
He has had great success as a UK, EMEA and Global Business Director partnering JWT’s Clients in building their brands and businesses, including Diageo, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft and Nokia. He remains hands on with businesses across the agency’s client portfolio.
James came to JWT from Saatchi & Saatchi, where he spent two years in Asia as a Regional Business Director on Guinness and SONY and six years in London. During this time he worked on Virgin, Muller Dairy, Lloyds TSB, Cadbury Schweppes, P&G and Allied Domecq, including a two year stint helping to set up Saatchi’s Interactive division.