New Year, New Challenges

2011 is going to be a big year for 1000heads; we’re formally opening several offices across the globe (many of which are already hiring, by the way) and the entire team seems to have come back from the Christmas break with a renewed sense of ambition and direction. It’s electric.

For myself, having spent 2010 defining (and refining) the engagement strategy for the company both internally and externally, it’s time to move onto pastures new*.

When I hit my year anniversary back in October, a conversation began about where we (1000heads and I) could go next. What did we decide? Well…

I’m about three weeks into my new role** and, as the challenges ahead grow ever larger and more exciting, I’m this close to being in the perfect position to knock every single one of them out of the park.

Bring. It. On.


James Whatley
Marketing Director

*staying on at the same farm, obviously
**leaked in the press at the weekend

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Author: James Whatley

Chief Strategy Officer in adland. I got ❤️ for writing, gaming, and figuring stuff out. I'm @whatleydude pretty much everywhere that matters. Nice to meet you x

30 thoughts on “New Year, New Challenges”

  1. Fantastic news Mr. Dude, long may it continue.

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks J

    Congrats to you also on your recent IMDb listing 🙂

  2. very nice dude, congratulations on that!
    i definitely second Ben here! i’d also design a t-shirt line. “I, the Dude”


    whatleydude Reply:

    To paraphrase: “If you make them, they will sell…”

    (I want them at the next meet up dude!)

  3. love the positivity 🙂

    so does that mean you will be marketing 1000heads, rather than 1000heads esteemed clients?

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Dan, my focus is indeed now a little bit more on the 1000heads side of things (taking ownership of our industry opinion pieces, award entries, website, PR – the list goes one) but hopefully, in doing that, I’ll be leveraging the awesome work we do *with* our esteemed clients…

    You’ll still be seeing me here and there, don’t worry 😉

  4. Congratulations!! Agreed, great start to the New Year 🙂

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks fella, right back at you too for securing another 6mths in the Dam! Look me up when you get back would ya?

  5. Congratulations James. Your enthusiasm is infectious, always has been.

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks James, hopefully we might be able to actually catch up with each other this year!

  6. Just saw this. I’m late but that’s cos im not a guru.

    Congratulations mate!
    Consistently moving up the ladder, leaving the rest of us playing catch up.

    Seriously well done chief!!

    whatleydude Reply:

    You’re *so* a guru, you big liar Luca 😉

    Thanks for the congrats buddy, hopefully run into you soon.

  7. Congratulations James, I know you’ll definitely be a force to be reckoned with in 2011! Nokia needs a lot of help as well. Any expansion plans around Australia / South East Asia?

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Adrian, I’ll be doing my very best to keep things moving forward, don’t worry about that! 🙂

    (Australia is in my sights too)

  8. I know I’m a slacker for only just commenting on this, but that’s amazing, dude. You definitely deserve it, you do an awesome job at whatever you do. Fingers crossed we can still make SXSW happen, so I can finally buy you a beer.

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