Russell Ramsey

Russell Ramsey

Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson London
London, United Kingdom

About me

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.


Executive Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
September 2007 - Present (14 years 4 months)
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. 
Art Director
London, United Kingdom
November 1986 - June 1990 (3 years 7 months)

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