Neil Mason has been appointed as executive creative director. He joins GPJ from Jack Morton where he was creative director on the Samsung account. Prior to that, Mason ran his own boutique creative agency Lovely and was also previously creative director at Ignite (now Wasserman XP), Sledge and Iris.
Jonathan McCallum has joined GPJ as chief strategy officer from Ogilvy Group, where he was head of sports marketing and director of sponsorship across the multi-agency group.
Mason and McCallum are the latest to join the agency's expanding leadership team. George P Johnson's recent hires include digital strategy director, Nick Riggall from Social Partners and account director Mary Hodson, who recently joined from sponsorship activation specialists iLuka.
Jason Megson, Managing Director of George P Johnson UK, said: "To say these appointments are game-changing for our agency is an understatement. Both Jonathan and Neil bring a level of strategic insight and creativity that elevates GPJ to an industry-leading position.
"George P Johnson is at a tipping point. We’ve got bags of untapped ambition, a fantastic team and a transformational vision that is already creating positive momentum both in terms of current client growth and new wins."
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