James Whatley, Strategy Partner – Digitas UK

A nine-year veteran in his field, James looks after all aspects of digital and social media across multiple Ogilvy & Mather Advertising clients. From identifying and securing the correct tools for our planning teams, to collaborating with creatives, through to working with the account teams to help deliver and execute – James constantly strives for digital excellence across the entire business. Before he arrived at Ogilvy in 2012, James spent three years leading influencer programmes and social strategy as engagement director at the word of mouth marketing agency, 1000heads.

Prior to that James work for several telecommunications start ups in various roles and positions including product manager, product marketing, customer champion, and head of social. He has also sat on the IAB social media council, is a key member in the social@Ogilvy UK steering council, and has written extensively on the effect of social media on human interaction and business.

You can find him on Twitter as @Whatleydude or read the latest things he’s found interesting on the Internet at http://whatleydude.com