Hi. I'm Jim, a senior writer at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. Prior to advertising, I wrote for a travel show

in Europe; served as probably-London's-worst bartender; worked as a pseudo gonzo journalist in Michigan;

and went to VCU Brandcenter. I think in that order.

 

Originally from Detroit, but moved to Australia when a long-time agency crush (Clemenger BBDO) came calling

Once slut-shamed a scantily-clad vagabond for several hours before realizing I was staring into a mirror.
 

Can write normally and in mirror image with both hands. This obviously doesn't guarantee any writing ability,

but does guarantee I can at least write shittily four different ways.

Was also grazed by a stray bullet once while growing up in Detroit. True story. The slut-shaming thing, not so much.

I'm sure this sounds cheesy as hell, but I'm really grateful that we get to do what we do.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Work

 

CLEMENGER BBDO 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

(July '14 – Present)

2015 Campaign Brief Agency of the Year

SENIOR CREATIVE 

Carlton Draught, Child First,

Dulux, Melbourne Comedy Fest,

Mercedes, M&Ms, MLC Retirement, 

National Australia Bank (NAB),

Origin Energy, Pedigree,

Snickers, Strongbow Cider,

Transport Accident Commission (TAC), 

Tourism Victoria, Victoria Bitter,

Virgin Australia.

TBWA\CHIAT\DAY NEW YORK 

(Nov. '13 – June '14)

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR 

H&M, Kraft, Planters, Jameson, 

Wall Street Journal, Wheat Thins.

 

BBH NEW YORK

(Nov. '11 – Nov. '13)

2012 Webby Awards Agency of the Year

CREATIVE
AXE, Bailey's, Cole Haan,

Dove Men, Google, Google Chrome,

Johnnie Walker, PlayStation.

CRISPIN PORTER + BOGUSKY, BOULDER

(March '10 – Nov. '11)

2010 Cannes Interactive Agency of the Year

WRITER / SENIOR WRITER / ACD

Amex, AXE, Bing, Best Buy,
Coke Zero, Domino's, Microsoft,
Vitaminwater, Windows Phone.

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BOONEOAKLEY, NC

(Aug. '07 – March '10)

2009 Southeast Agency of the Year

COPYWRITER

Bloom, CarMax, EA Games,

Microsoft, Mizuno, MTV, One Show,
Ruby Tuesday, State Farm. 

Education

 

VCU BRANDCENTER,

Richmond, VA

Master's in Advertising (CW focus)

 

ALBION COLLEGE,

Albion, MI

Bachelor's in English / Journalism

Awards

Emmy nomination (Google Jess Time)

2016 Campaign Brief – No. 2-ranked creative in Australia

2016 One Show – Film Bronze (TAC Strings)

2016 AWARD Awards – Silver (TAC Strings)

2016 Cannes – Film Finalist (TAC Road Toll)

2016 One Show – Film Finalist (TAC Road Toll)

2016 AWARD Awards – Bronze (TAC Road Toll)

2016 AWARD Awards – Silver (TAC Road Toll radio)

2016 Best Ads on TV – Ad of the Week (Snickers Hungerithm)

2016 Creativity Pick of the Day (Snickers Hungerithm)

2016 Best Ads on TV (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

2015 Clios – Bronze (Victoria Bitter: WWI)

2015 Gunn Report – Top 20 Ads of 2015 (Victoria Bitter: WWI)

2015 Best Ads on TV – Ad of the Week (Victoria Bitter: WWI)

2015 Cannes – Shortlist (TAC Strings)

2015 Adweek – Ad of the Day (TAC Strings)

2015 Best Ads on TV (TAC Strings)

2015 Creativity – Pick of the Day (TAC Strings)

2015 Spikes Asia – Silver Spike (TAC Strings)

2015 Campaign Review (UK) – Ads of the Week (TAC Strings)

2015 Best Ads on TV (TAC Road Toll)

2014 Cannes – Silver (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2014 Clios – Silver (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2014 D&AD In-Book (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2014 FWA – Site of the Day (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2013 AICP / MoMA permanent collection honors (Google Jess Time)

2013 Art Director's Club – Bronze (Google Jess Time)

2013 Mashable – No. 1 Tear-Jerker Ad of All Time (Google Jess Time)

2013 One Show – Merit (Google Jess Time)

2013 Creativity – Pick of the Day (Google Jess Time)

2013 Webby's – finalist, best copywriting (Google Coffee)
2013 AICP – shortlist, copywriting (Google Coffee)
2011 Adweek – Ad of the Day (Microsoft)
2011 FWA – Site of the Day (TRON)
2011 Creativity – Pick of the Day (TRON)

2011 MIXX Awards – Gold (TRON)
2010 Cannes – Gold (BooneOakley)
2010 One Show Interactive – Gold (BooneOakley)
2010 One Show – Silver (BooneOakley)

One Show / One Club Best of the Digital Decade (BooneOakley)
2010 Andy Awards – Silver (BooneOakley)
2010 Clios – Bronze (BooneOakley)
2010 Webby Award (BooneOakley)
2010 SXSW – Website of the Year (BooneOakley)
2010 FWA – Site of the Month (BooneOakley)
Ad Age – Top 20 Ads on YouTube (BooneOakley)

Businessweek – 21 Ads You Won't Hate (BooneOakley)
Huffington Post – No. 1, Most Innovative Websites Ever (BooneOakley)
Creativity Top 20 – 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Creativity Pick of the Day – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Gold Addy – 2008, 2009, 2010
2007 International Young Guns Competition – Gold

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