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Saatchi & Saatchi Appoint Jess Ringshall as Chief Production Officer

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She joins Saatchi & Saatchi from 750mph

Saatchi & Saatchi Appoint Jess Ringshall as Chief Production Officer

Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed Jess Ringshall as chief production officer.

She will oversee Saatchi’s production output as part of the creative company’s push to elevate its creative craft and reboot to a squad system, which brings production closer to creative, strategy and brand management. 

The newly created role will see production play a bigger part in the ideation process. Jess joins and will work closely with the executive team, reporting to CEO Chris Kay.

Jess comes from a varied background having worked across entertainment and advertising, helping brands tap into cultural moments. She joins Saatchi & Saatchi from 750mph, where she spent 18 months and worked with brands such as IKEA, PlayStation and Bodyform. 

Prior to 750mph, Jess co-founded and ran a consultancy business, which specialised in entertainment partnerships and helping brands and agencies better understand, access and navigate the world of entertainment.

Before founding her consultancy, she spent nine years at Grey, rising through the ranks from assistant producer to head of content production, delivering Cannes-winning content for brands including P&G, Lucozade, HSBC and Volvo. 

Chris Kay, CEO Saatchi & Saatchi, said: “We’re pretty excited that Jess has joined as she is the perfect production partner who will help push us towards our vision to become the most influential creative company in modern Britain. She has a true entrepreneurial mindset that will raise the bar for craft and output, rearticulate what production can mean in a modern creative company and hustle a new era for production in delivering a more culturally effective product.” 

Jess Ringshall said: “It's an exciting time to join a creative company with such a legacy, and big, bold ambitions for the future. Saatchi & Saatchi is bursting with opportunity for new creative ideas to influence the next generation of tastemakers. My focus is to make our work distinctive and influential by involving production right at the beginning of the process.”

Jess’s appointment is the latest in a slew of hires for the agency, including the recent appointments of managing partner Alicia Iveson and strategy partner Olivia Stubbings. The appointment also follows recent new business wins for Churchill, Siemens, and BT Sport.

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Saatchi & Saatchi London, Thu, 19 May 2022 14:39:50 GMT