Russell joined JWT London as Executive Creative Director in September 2007 and he made a difference the minute he crossed JWT’s threshold. In January 2012 he was promoted to Executive Partner jointly leading the agency alongside Joseph Petyan and James Whitehead.
At JWT he has brought in many talented people who have transformed the agency to a fully integrated communications company offering the best of the best. He oversees every aspect of JWT’s creative output, which is talked about and awarded in the highest possible ways, including 3 Golds at Cannes.
He began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi where he worked on brands including Allied Breweries, NSPCC, Tesco and British Airways. In the summer of 1990 he moved to BBH London and rose rapidly through the ranks. He was made a Creative Director in 1998 and Chief Creative Director in 2005.
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