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Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall




Starcom MediaVest Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7190 8007.


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

Fantasy business partner

Jose Mourinho.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

Try to smoke less.

Greatest influence

My children.


Chelsea FC and Ronnie Scott's.

Favourite gadget

I don't do gadgets.

Desert island objects

A lot of cigarettes, a sketch pad and an iPod with an extensive blues and jazz collection.

Most-admired politician

No-one current. Martin Luther King, for obvious reasons.

Favourite media

The Guardian, MCN, Chelsea live on Sky Sports, The Jazz, Amazon.

Biggest risk taken

Listening to anything Mark Cranmer tells me.

Perfect day

Watching the TT races in the Isle of Man.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

No-one. Can't think why a film would be made of my life.

Career highlights

Still working with bright, energetic and talented people.

Fictional hero

Philip Marlowe.

Best job outside advertising

Can't remember doing anything else.


Will the real Jim Marshall please stand up? For years, everyone thought they knew him as the Chelsea-supporting media bloke. Now we are to believe he's something of a renaissance man who paints a bit, reads modernist novels and dresses like a rural parson and he has become a fixture on industry platforms over the past few years.

Most expensive purchase

My divorce.

Why are you good at what you do?

If I am, it's because I still enjoy it.

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