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James Wildman

James Wildman

Job

Managing director

Company

IDS

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7693 8803.

Address

London, W1W 5QA

Born

1st January 1966

Fantasy business partner

Midas.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I walk to the station occasionally, and I recycle.

Greatest influence

My amazing family.

Clubs

Woldingham Tennis Club, North Downs Golf Club.

Favourite gadget

My TV, what else?

Desert island objects

iPod, fishing rod, motor launch.

Most-admired politician

John Major, because my mum went out with him.

Favourite media

The Guardian, Private Eye, Shameless, Radio Five Live, Virginmedia.com.

Biggest risk taken

Having only two balls in my golf bag.

Perfect day

Professionally: negotiation, nice customer lunch, and smashing sales targets. Personally: skiing with my children.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

My wife would like it to be Jude Law, but, sadly, it would be more likely Sid James.

Career highlights

IDS named Campaign Sales Team of the Year, IDS named MediaWeek Sales Team of the Year, post-Emmys private party at the Mondrian.

Fictional hero

Biggles.

Best job outside advertising

Pre-college gap year on Cote d'Azur with Canvas Holidays.

Lowdown

Buyers continue to find Wildman's drive and enthusiasm refreshing, and he has proved more than able to continue the IDS tradition of making up for its lack of clout by being fleet of foot and innovative in its approach. And who knows, this time next year, perhaps Wildman and IDS will be selling ITV.

Most expensive purchase

My children's education.

Why are you good at what you do?

Because I do what I'm good at.


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