James Murphy

James Murphy

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Adam & Eve/DDB

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  • 12 Bishops Bridge Road, London, W2 6AA, United Kingdom
My Character:
  • Disruptor
  • Legend
  • Powerful
  • Tough
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Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

Gardening leave.

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

More love, less judgment.

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Start something good.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

Jeremy Lee – he gets to vent.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

My wife, for her endless patience, perspective and advice. And mainly for never letting me forget I'm just a bumptious suit that lucked out.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

Sunshine reggae.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

The mob.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

Giraffe's qualified leads database, which bombards me with emails with titles such as "It's beginning to look a lot like katsu."

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

Accidentally trashing Giraffe's "50% off our world of burgers" email.

What do you do to stay match fit?

Fajitas and Fauda.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants. Darts relevant and a powerful approach to life.

The lowdown:

Don’t imagine that James Murphy has been enjoying his garden and spending his fortune for the past year. He might have done a bit if both but we bet he’s been carefully plotting how to take the UK as industry by storm...again. The most successful and committed adman of his generation is launching a new agency this Spring. Stand back.

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