Former ad agency chief joins Start

Start Creative has appointed Jim Kelly, currently managing partner of WPP advertising agency United London, as non-executive director, with effect from today.


Start Creative has appointed Jim Kelly, former managing partner of WPP advertising agency United London, as non-executive director, with effect from today.


Kelly’s role will be to work with the executive directors advising on the consultancy’s strategic direction as it expands.


He will also assist with client management and business development.


Start is set to open a Mumbai office, and has recently started projects with retail brand environment specialist Judge Gill, in which it acquired a stake earlier this year.


Kelly has worked alongside Start on clients including Virgin Atlantic for about ten years.


He has 30 years’ experience in advertising and marketing services agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R.

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