CEO, IPG Mediabrands, G14 & Global Clients
IPG Mediabrands CEO G14 & President Global Clients
After leading UM in Europe and Africa for 2 years, Jim was promoted to CEO of IPG Mediabrands, G14 & Global Clients. This role sees him lead all 3 global brand networks – UM, Initiative and BPN – together with IPG Mediabrands assets across a collection of the largest markets in the world. Additionally, he is responsible for all global brands headquartered outside of the US, including Unilever, Reckitts, and BMW.
Before arriving at IPG Mediabrands, Jim had been Global Marketing Director of Barclays from 2004 to 2009. In this role, Jim was responsible for the UK marketing operation and the direction of the Barclays brand across the world, including the negotiation and activation of the Barclays Premier League.
Jim has held several roles in television – He worked as ITV Commercial and Marketing Director, responsible for all consumer and customer marketing as well as Marketing Director of Sky TV, driving acquisition and retention activity over 4 years. Before that, his first senior management position was at Coca-Cola working on its red can marketing and spearheading its push in the UK into music and football sponsorship for the very first time.
Jim is a graduate of the prestigious Wharton Business School, the Chairman of Logan Sports Marketing, a member of The Thirty Club, and a 36-year Manchester United season ticket holder. A claim to fame until this season. He is married with 4 wonderful children, ranging from 3 to 19 years old.
Former Ambassador & College Head
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