James FergusonMarketing Advisor

An entrepreneurial senior level executive with 30 years of marketing agency leadership in various roles including General Manager, VP operations, VP Sales and Marketing, SVP Client Services, EVP Corporate Development and President/CEO.

In addition to managing all aspects of a growing marketing agency, James has always maintained a strong level of strategic marketing oversight and relationships-building with the agency’s key client contacts at the President, Chief Marketing Officer, VP/Director of Marketing and Brand Management level. In many cases, he actually serves as a client’s internal Chief Marketing Officer and works along side the other senior executives.

Over the years, James has facilitated many strategic planning sessions and overseen the development and implementation of many fully integrated strategic marketing initiatives that have included brand positioning, advertising, consumer and retail promotion, digital, event marketing, social, word-of-mouth advocacy and direct marketing. He has worked with a variety of brands within several fortune 100 and 500 companies in A few notable organizations include Bayer HealthCare, Chiquita, Fresh Express, Kikkoman International, Kroger, LensCrafters, Nature’s Way, Nestle Waters, Procter and Gamble, Schlumberger Industries, SuperValu, and several regional convenience store chains.

James also sits on the Board of Advisors of HealthCorps (founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz), the Board of Directors of the Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati Horticultural Society, mentor at the Founder Institute and USSF Referee Administrator and Assignor Coordinator for Cincinnati. He currently holds a private pilot airman certificate.

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