Something beginning with O

Next Friday, January 13th 2012, will be my last day at 1000heads.


100heads Mo’bros, 2011 ^

We’ve achieved a lot together over the past 27mths – from AR phone launches, to movie tie-ins, to ending the year with our biggest ever award haul – the journey with 1000heads has been awesome.

With 2011 disappearing into the distance, the ‘heads go into 2012 with great clients, fantastic accolades and a future brimming with possibility.

However, after two [and a bit] years of working on the best projects, travelling to the best cities and building awesome community experiences with the best people, it’s time for me to take the next step.

On January 23rd I’ll be doing just that, by joining Ogilvy PR as Senior Associate Director, 360° Digital Influence.

I am very, very excited about joining a super-talented team that is not only going through a period of fantastic growth but also choc full of industry-dominating ambition.

The potential to do even more great work in 2012 is huge and I can’t wait to dig in and get my hands dirty. Until then…

Bring. It. On.



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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

47 thoughts on “Something beginning with O”

  1. Awesome news man! Sounds like its going to be an E-P-I-C 2012 🙂

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Benny, I’m REALLY looking forward to it. 2012 is indeed going to be EPIC.

    PS. I’m coming for you in my ten days off. We’re WELL overdue a Crime/Dude video blog or seven!

  2. Congratulations bro!

    Awesome start to the new year. All the best in the new role matey!

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks buddy, I really appreciate that. I nearly told you before Christmas but didn’t manage to get you on your own whenever I saw you!
    Take it easy.

  3. Couldn’t be happier for you mate. Great business – forward thinking and a great environment for your skills to be out to such good use.

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Paul, was great to end the year on such an award-winning high too! 😉

  4. Congratulations James ,you’ll be missed, but all the best for a successful and exciting future 🙂

  5. Congratulations James. I wish this year becomes the best you’ve ever seen! Wish that the big O gives you many Ohgasmic successes! 🙂

  6. Big congrats to you James 🙂
    A great step for you, and a brilliant gain for them.

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Will. That’s appreciated.

    Hope you to see you soon buddy.

  7. Congratulations and celebrations I guess the world will know how lucky you can be ! [ i think I might be typing a lyric there ! ]

  8. Sounds like an awesome opportunity for the Dude, as always. Good luck and hope to actually catch up at some point 🙂

  9. WOW! What fantastic news, good sir! Very happy to hear. I know that you will add incredible value to that team, they are lucky to have you. I hope your new adventure brings you stateside more often…always nice to catch up face to face. Cheers, amigo!

    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks man – I’m really, really happy about it 🙂

    *high five* and Happy New Year to you bud!

  10. Well, look at you climbing up that mountainside and getting a great new view.
    Congratulations. Sounds like you’re excited for it. Well done you.

  11. Whenever I met someone who knows you, they always talk about both your professional abilities and achievements as how great a guy you are. Typically we are lucky to be known for one or the other, but not both. I am sure Ogilvy saw this in you from the get-go, and they are lucky to have you.

    Congrats Dude!


    whatleydude Reply:

    Wow. What a truly, truly lovely thing to say. Thanks Mike. Just, speechless.

    Hopefully see you soon man.

  12. wow Awesome news James although sad for the Heads… hopefully we’ll stay connected and thanks for all the community building over the past couple of years. Ever since OpenLab you’ve been instrumental in helping me build some awesome relationships that are still ripe and productive. you’re a true community leader… good luck
    PS: this is still one of my favorite days ever in recent years…

  13. Many congratulations James! Looking forward to continuing and building on the great relationship with #LikeMinds & Ogilvy with you and John Bells team.

  14. Great news! Hope that the next adventure is as thrilling as the last one! I’m sure it will be EPIC! I don’t think you do anything but awesome, eh?!
    Well done! Onwards and upwards!!

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