DETAILS  
   
   
FIRST NAMES James Ross
SURNAME Weymouth
AGE 44
DATE OF BIRTH 14 January 1974
TELEPHONE +2771 886 1113
EMAIL ADDRESS weymouthj@gmail.com
NATIONALITY South African
HOME LANGUAGE English
OTHER LANGUAGES Afrikaans
MARITAL STATUS Divorced
ID NUMBER 7401145161082
   
   
   
EDUCATION  
   
   
NAME Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy (2013)
COURSE COMPLETED Digital Marketing Essentials Programme
   
NAME AAA School of Advertising, Cape Town (1995)
COURSE COMPLETED Post Graduate Diploma with Specialisation in Copywriting
ACHIEVEMENTS Won mid-year college campaign (out of three campaigns for the year)
EXTRA ACTIVITIES Founder Member of Egg Promotions, a student-run marketing company
 
NAME Rhodes University, Grahamstown (1992-1994)
DEGREE OBTAINED Bachelor of Arts
MAJOR SUBJECTS Industrial Psychology
  Linguistics and English Language
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Rhodes Music Radio - D.J.
  RMR Disco - D.J.
  Grahamstown Festival F.M. - D.J.
  Festival F.M. Advertising Sub-Committee
 
NAME Selborne College, East London (1991)
ACHIEVEMENTS Academic Merit in Matric
  Completed Junior Exam in Bilingualism in 1989
  Silver award in 1988 Maths Olympiad
  Gold award and 6th in South Africa in 1986
  Diploma for Original Writing at 1820 Foundation Eisteddfod (1988)
   
INTERESTS I used to spin vinyls at clubs and events (largest crowd was over 6000), but now I mostly like to make music, build websites, design cellphone interfaces, network online, hook up for good times with mates, read as many tech forums and sites as possible, cultivate the herb garden, feed my audiophile addiction and play with gadgets. When I'm not thinking about ads, that is.
   
   
   
EMPLOYMENT  
   
   
COMPANY Y&R / VML Johannesburg (September 2014 - Present)
  Cannes Entertainment Agency of the Year 2017
POSITION Creative Director
ACCOUNTS HANDLED Edgars, Pick n Pay
   
COMPANY Geometry Global (Ogilvy Johannesburg) (August 2012 - August 2014)
POSITION Creative Group Head
ACCOUNTS HANDLED BP, Hansa Pilsener, Sun International, Siemens, Castrol, South African Tourism, Coca-Cola, DSTV, Grolsch, Peroni, Nestlé
   
COMPANY Freelance (January 2011 - July 2012)
ACCOUNTS HANDLED Vodacom, First National Bank, Samsung, Foschini
   
COMPANY DDB South Africa (February 2008 - November 2010)
  South African Agency of the Year 2009
POSITION Head of Copy
ACCOUNTS HANDLED MTN, McDonald's, Mrs. Ball's, First National Bank, Mango Airlines, Energizer, Wrigley's, Honda, Ster-Kinekor, Estoril Books
   
COMPANY The Jupiter Drawing Room Jhb (January 2007 - October 2007)
POSITION Senior Copywriter
ACCOUNTS HANDLED ABSA, Clearasil, Sasol, MTN
   
COMPANY Memac Ogilvy Dubai (December 2005 - December 2006)
POSITION Senior Copywriter
ACCOUNTS HANDLED Volvo, Dove, Castrol, MBC2 (TV channel), Maxwell House
   
COMPANY Saatchi & Saatchi Jhb (October 2001 - October 2005)
POSITION Senior Copywriter
ACCOUNTS HANDLED Peugeot, Osram, National Lottery, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Frescarini, Pampers, Seiko, Arivia.kom
   
COMPANY Freelance (December 1999 - September 2001)
ACCOUNTS HANDLED FedEx, Daewoo Motor Corporation, Honda, Wits Business School, Sappi, Bluebean.com, Jobfood.com, Phumelela Tab
   
COMPANY Publicis Jhb (May 1998 - November 1999)
ACCOUNTS HANDLED British Airways, Renault, Steers, Fedsure, Fatti's & Moni's, South African Breweries, The Star, The Sunday Independent, Cadbury's, Nescafé, Medicross, Freightliner, Bic, Whirlpool, L'Oréal
   
COMPANY Advantage McCann Windhoek (May 1996 - April 1998)
ACCOUNTS HANDLED Woolworths, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), Coca-Cola, National Road Safety Council, First National Bank, National Olympic Committee, Ministry of Tourism, National Broadcasting Corporation, Caltex, Windhoek Country Club and Casino
   
   
   
ACHIEVEMENTS  
   
   
SHOW Loerie Awards 2015
AWARD Bronze: Live Events (Castrol Oils - Castrol Engine Experts Experience)
   
SHOW Eagle Awards 2010
AWARD Finalist: Print (Estoril Books – Murder Mystery Month – Pool, Basement, Wash Basin)
   
SHOW Loerie Awards 2010
AWARD 9 Finalists: Newspaper, Art Direction, Collateral Design (Estoril Books – Murder Mystery Month – Pool, Basement, Wash Basin)
   
SHOW Creative Circle Ad of the Month May 2010
AWARD 1st: Print (Estoril Books – Murder Mystery Month – Pool, Basement, Wash Basin)
   
SHOW Apex Awards 2010
AWARD Silver: Change (Mrs. Ball's - National Skirt Extension Project)
   
SHOW Loerie Awards 2009
AWARD Bronze: Experiential (Mrs. Ball's - National Skirt Extension Project)
  Bronze: Print (Energizer – What’s in the Dark – X,Y,Z)
  Bronze: Print (Energizer – Don’t Trust the Dark – Chair, Shelf, Stairs)
   
SHOW Ad of the Month May 2009
AWARD 2nd: Experiential (Mrs. Ball's - National Skirt Extension Project)
   
SHOW Cannes Lions 2009
AWARD Finalist: Direct (Mrs. Ball's - National Skirt Extension Project)
   
SHOW Ad of the Month March 2009
AWARD 1st: Print (Energizer Lanterns - Chair, Shelf, Stairs)
   
SHOW Clio Awards 2009
AWARD Finalist: Print (Energizer Lanterns - Chair, Shelf, Stairs)
   
SHOW Ad of the Month June 2004
AWARD 3rd: Print (SANBS – Ambulance)
   
SHOW Clio Awards 2004
AWARD Finalist: Print (SANBS – Ambulance)
   
SHOW Cannes Lions 2002
AWARD Finalist: Television (Osram – Day/Night)
   
SHOW Loerie Awards 2002
AWARD Silver: Television (Automotive Accessories) (Osram – Day/Night)
   
SHOW Saatchi & Saatchi 2002
AWARD Global TV Ad of the Month, March 2002 (Osram – Day/Night)
   
SHOW London International Awards 1999
AWARD Finalist: Public Services (SAB Drinking & Driving - "April Fools" Print)
   
SHOW OmniGraphics Design on the Move Competition 1998
AWARD Runner-up: (Bic Ballpoint Pens - "Roll On")
   
SHOW The Saturday Star Orchid Awards 1998
AWARD Winner: 11 July 1998 and Orchid of the Year for 1998 (Renault Mégane - "President Chirac" Tactical Print Ads)
   
SHOW Loerie Awards 1998
AWARD Finalist: Television (Corporate and Public Services) (Automobile Association - "Cup Final")
   
SHOW Loerie Awards 1997
AWARD Finalist: Television (Corporate and Public Services) (Namibia Road Safety Council - "Overloading")
   
   
   
REFERENCES  
   
   
NAME Mr. Jacque Matthee
  Executive Creative Director: VML
TELEPHONE +2782 685 8810
   
NAME Mrs. Tracy Roberts
  Managing Director: Young & Rubicam
TELEPHONE +2783 301 6708
   
NAME Mr. Brett Wild
  Commercials Director and ex-Creative Director: Saatchi & Saatchi
TELEPHONE +2783 252 8458