360i Press Release: James Townsend Joins 360i London as CEO

May 13, 2015

Key Appointment to Build on Award-Winning Agency’s UK Expansion

LONDON – 13th May, 2015 – Award-winning digital marketing agency 360i today announce the appointment of James Townsend to the role of CEO of 360i London. The hire strengthens the agency’s commitment to growth in the UK, bolstering its strategic and creative approach to solving brand challenges. With seven offices spanning three continents, 360i opened its doors in London two years ago and has been globally recognised for its digital leadership and work with leading brands including Enterprise, Royal Mail, LV=, Allianz, and TUI. The role becomes effective in July.

Townsend joins from advertising agency Fallon London, where he served as managing director, leading integrated agency teams for UK-based and global brands, in addition to setting up Fallon’s Prague office last year. Bringing to the role a broad experience and informed perspective on digital, his background and experience will help 360i London further serve and develop an expanding list of clients across sectors including financial services, retail and travel.

Townsend says, “The marriage of insightful data-driven tools and an ambition for smart creativity at 360i are creating an unfair advantage for their clients in the UK. In this ever-changing market, 360i London has key ingredients for the future – a unique model and value proposition built for the digital era. Leading the talented team at 360i London is a truly exciting challenge I cannot wait to take on.”

“James’ experience and accomplishments in helping clients creatively build their brands, as well as his alignment with 360i’s ‘Powered by Curiosity’ ethos, make him the perfect fit to lead our London office,” says 360i Chairman Bryan Wiener. “His work advising industry leaders will only strengthen our UK footprint and business. We welcome James to our leadership team.”

Townsend replaces Rob Connolly, who after six years within the Dentsu Aegis Network, moves with his family back to his native Northern Ireland to pursue a new venture.