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The James Group Welcomes New Creative Talent

Paul Blakely Takes on New Associate Creative Director Post

May 29th, 2003 (New York, NY)— James Connor, CEO of New York based brand image and full-service advertising agency, The James Group, announced today the appointment of award-winning talent, Paul Blakely, to the new post of Associate Creative Director. Blakely is known for his design work in Europe and the US on such brands as Sony, Coca-Cola, British Telecom and more. At The James Group, he will help lead the agency’s strategic branding process for current and future accounts, and will manage the agency’s current staff of creative talent.

“Paul knows how to create brands,” said Connor. “The caliber of his work will open many doors for us as an agency. His brand expertise is exactly what we were looking for and we welcome him aboard.”

Blakely joins The James Group from SGW | Integrated Marketing Communications, New Jersey, where he served as Creative Director and Director of Branding Communications. While at SGW, Blakely aided in the development of a strategic design division that went on to become the core creative focus of the operation. In his 2 years with the agency, Blakely’s design work on such accounts as Ansell, Lifestyles, Sony and Ingersoll-Rand won him increased recognition.

Before coming to the United States and joining SGW, Blakely co-founded and directed one of Ireland’s leading design consultancies, Pinstripe Design Consultants. There he served as the agency’s Creative Director / Designer and established a solid reputation throughout the country showcasing work on a number of clients including British Telecom, Coca-Cola and Bacardi-Martini. His acclaimed contributions to the European design scene enabled Blakely to make his move to the states and stand out among the top design talent in the industry.

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