McCarthy Appointed Chief Creative Officer for J.R. Thompson

Jamie McCarthy brings more than 15 years of experience to J.R. Thompson as new Chief Creative Officer of Innovation.

Farmington Hills, MI, May 20, 2016 --( Jamie McCarthy has been appointed Chief Creative Officer, Innovation at J.R. Thompson. He’s in charge of driving the innovation process by focusing on the delivery of key principles behind innovation including leadership, creating networks and leveraging the right incentives.

A creative leader with over 15 years of experience, McCarthy will identify strategies, business opportunities and new technologies, as well as develop new capabilities with partners, new business models and new industry structures. He has a strong track record for building the right culture, creative ethos and team unity for the best ideas to be born. McCarthy has spent his career as an integrated creative and content production specialist. He stays in tune with the ever changing media landscape and determines how creative ideas can live across multiple channels.

“Jamie is helping us turn over a new leaf here at JRT,” said Mark Bellissimo, JRT CEO. “He is bringing incredible talent to the agency and is helping us provide more innovation with greater impact for our clients. This involves greater digital information gathering for new ideas and introducing processes that encourage creative thinking. He will be our methodology expert and coordinator for the innovation thought leaders in the company and will support them in raising the bar of their aspirations.”

McCarthy has served as Director of Engagement at Leo Burnett Interactive; Creative Director of Integrated Media and Production at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners; and Associate Creative Director/Executive Producer at BBDO Worldwide. He is the winner of several industry awards including Cannes, Clio and The One Show. He was also named 2011 Employee of the Year at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.

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