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Karen James promoted to commercial director at Chief Productions

Karen James is returning to Chief

After a six-month sabbatical Chief Productions’ Karen James, previously sales and marketing director has returned as commercial director, signaling a genuine commitment to client service at the MediaCity based film production company.

She said: “I’m delighted to be back at Chief with a new challenge. As some of my network will be aware, I continued to work throughout a year of cancer treatment last year and at the end of it felt I needed a bit of a space, which ended up being stretched due to lockdown.

“Getting through all that and being encouraged to come back to MediaCity and get behind all the amazing talent here is exactly where I want to be.“

James started her career at McCann-Erickson Manchester and has spent over 20 years in advertising, marketing and brand building including Ogilvy and Mather, The Little Greene Paint Company and Studio.

Martin Offland, director at Chief added: “Karen has always been brilliant at building positive, lasting relationships and this new role gives her the chance to do that across the Chief team, our clients and our partners. It’s great to have her back.“