Jim Follett has joined elephant communications as Account Director. He has eight years marketing experience working both agency and client side, most recently working at Town Hall Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
Jim’s agency experience includes JWT and OgilvyOne where he worked on accounts including British Airways and American Express. He followed this with a press role at the English Touring Opera and then five years with the Philharmonia Orchestra, working on a wide range of national, digital and regional marketing and PR programmes. Most recently at Town Hall and Symphony Hall, Jim led the marketing and PR for the classical programme.
At elephant Jim will work on elephant’s growing work in the arts and live music spanning both the classical music, rock music and public art expositions. Jim will also be heavily involved in elephant’s insight programme, campaign work and will lead elephant’s annual programme of summer away-day workshops and insight days with elephant’s head of Events Nicky Brooke.
Jim commented: “I’m thrilled and excited to be starting at elephant – a company I have long held in high-esteem and enjoyed working with on a number of projects over the years. On returning to consultancy, I wanted to be part of a team that sees things differently and is brave enough to do things differently.”
Guy Bellamy, Founder of elephant communications added: “Jim is a perfect fit for us as we grow the consultancy in 2016. Jim will bring fresh eyes and new skills to a number of our existing clients as well as helping us expand into a number of exciting new sectors.”
Jim's arrival follows the appointment of Zoe Baptie to the elephant team in February.