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Iain Jacob

Iain Jacob


Chief executive, EMEA


Starcom MediaVest Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7190 8008.


Whitfield House, 89 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 4HQ


1st January 1962

Fantasy business partner

I don't fantasise about business partners.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I garden.

Greatest influence

My wife.


Solus, MySpace.

Favourite gadget

My bike.

Desert island objects

Family, music, bike.

Favourite media

Too many to list.

Biggest risk taken

Downhill mountain biking.

Perfect day

Having a good idea.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

I wouldn't impose that on anyone.

Career highlights

Working with the best people in the industry, which I have been fortunate enough to do at BMP, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Motive and SMG.

Fictional hero

The Terminator.

Best job outside advertising

Publicity officer for Harrogate Arts Festival.


Jacob has thrown himself enthusiastically into the extremely challenging task of building the Starcom MediaVest network in one of its weakest regions. Maintaining his good humour in the face of adversity, Jacob has made some strides in building a central team around him, and he has also enjoyed some new business success (landing GlaxoSmithKline in Central and Eastern Europe).

Most expensive purchase

Airline tickets (for my job).

Why are you good at what you do?

I work hard at it.

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