R/GA is pleased to announce today that James Temple has been promoted to Executive Creative Director. In this role, he will help provide strategic direction and promote standards of creative excellence to a multidisciplinary team including art directors, interaction designers, visual designers and copywriters in the London office. He will report to Chris Colborn, EVP, chief experience officer until newly hired managing director, Jim Moffatt, begins in late July.
“Since R/GA London opened its doors, James has been one of the strongest creative forces leading the agency successfully forward. He has an impressive track record and a strong vision that will help us continue to create world-travelling ideas for our clients,” said Colborn.
Prior to this promotion, Temple served as creative director on the Nokia account. During this time, he executed work successfully for e-marketing and site operations both globally and in the U.K. market. Most recently, he led the team on the global Nokia N82 campaign, Urbanista Diaries. Prior to this, he led the team on the global Nokia N95 campaign and worked on Nokia’s expansion into service offerings. In addition, Temple is skilled at creating brand engagements across multiple digital channels, including web, mobile, outdoor and retail.
Temple boasts over a decade of interactive production and design experience. Previously, he held the position of design director at Electronic Ink in the U.S., leading a creative team that pioneered the design of user interfaces for clients including Bank of America, BBC, Microsoft, NYSE, Reuters and Wyeth. Before Electronic Ink, he worked as a freelance design consultant within the IBM Toronto Media Design Studio creating desktop and web-based interfaces for internal business clients.
About R/GA London
R/GA London is the agency’s European headquarters. Opened approximately two years ago, it has rapidly grown to over 30 full-time employees who represent 14 different nationalities and speak 14 languages. R/GA London’s client roster includes many first-rate companies, such as Nokia, John Lewis, and SC Johnson. Most recently, the agency launched Nokia’s Urbanista Diaries, a global campaign that promotes the advanced photo capabilities of the Nokia N82.
R/GA (www.rga.com) is a full-service digital agency that transforms the way people interact with brands. It was the only digital agency named to AdAge’s Agency A-List in 2007 and was Adweek’s Interactive Agency of the Year in 2006, 2004 and 2002. R/GA provides a wide range of services for world-class brands, Fortune 500 companies and educational and cultural institutions. A commitment to design, technology and innovation has defined R/GA’s continuing legacy as an iconoclast in the world of communications and marketing.
Founded in 1977, R/GA has received the top creative awards for film, broadcast, design, advertising and interactive. R/GA is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing-services organizations.
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