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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll


UK chairman


Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7453 4110


60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS



Career highlights

1987, SRG; 1990, MWP; 1991, BBH; 1993, board; 1998, head of planning; 2004, UK chairman.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Being dressed as a metrosexual in Manila (they're always trying to dress me up).

Best thing about your job

Funny people.

Worst thing about your job

Poor grammar.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Be polite, smile and nod vigorously.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

I've always fancied working in design: nice people, genuine craft, real output.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Sleep, visit, read.

Your USP?

Non-tactile greetings.

What would you change about yourself?

I wish I could better recall faces and names.

Favourite media

Posters: unforgiving.

Favourite shop

Steve Hatt, fishmonger.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

\"I love golf.\"

How many toilets do you own?


What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Marvin Gaye.


Not only did Carroll witness his succession management fall into place this year by promoting Jonathan Bottomley and Jason Gonsalves to run his planning department, but he also saw BBH named the IPA Effectiveness Company of the Year.

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