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Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly


Regional director, Europe


Dentsu Europe

Work Telephone

+44 (0)207 437 4224


9 Lower John Street, , London, , W1F 9DZ


Career highlights

Being an account man at Waseys, Saatchis, GGT, Rainey Kelly, Y&R, United, and now Dentsu.

Favourite TV programme

Mad Men.


The Times (free online edition).




Guido Fawkes' blog (

Favourite recent marketing campaign

Virgin Atlantic – 25 years. \"Still red hot.\"

Favourite brand

Marin Bikes of California – \"they reinvented the wheel\".

What’s your concession to the recession?

Until recently it was working in advertising.

Who would play you in a movie?

Jonathan Pryce.

Party trick

Dance floor impersonations of Mick Jagger.


Cycling, recycling and watching Formula One.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

The ElderBerry – a BlackBerry with much bigger keys.

You’ve got one last Tweet before you die. What do you Tweet?

\"My ride's here...\"


Kelly, who is as famous for his phrases such as \"I see a lot of wool but no cardigan\", as he is for his advertising skills, crashed back on to the scene this year with the brief to build Dentsu in Europe. It's a tough job, but he's hit the industry with zeal and vigour and you wouldn't bet against him bringing the Japanese media giant the success it has always hankered after in Europe.


10 December in Croydon.

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