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Jim Murray

Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

CD @ O&U Inc. Previously ACD, DMB&B Canada. Advises & executes communication programs for entrepreneurial SMEs and funded startups.

CD @ O&U Inc. Previously ACD, DMB&B Canada. Advises & executes communication programs for entrepreneurial SMEs and funded startups.

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Involved In

Advisor

Salivan Landscape
Peel Scrap Metal Recycling,
Caruso Visual Productions
Robert Wright's Principles of Selling
RCK Sinks,
Mr Mow-It All

Positions

Associate Creative Director DMB&B Canada 1981 - 1989
Creative Director Onwords & Upwords Inc August 1989 - present
Associate Creative Director DMB&B 1981 - 1989
Senior Writer Foster Advertising 1977 - 1981
Senior Writer Vickers & Benson 1972 - 1975

Education

York University Philosophy

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

In the last agency position I held at DMB&B Canada, I was a key member of the creative team that grew the agency from billings of $25 million to more than $150 million in the space of 8 years.

I have helped Peel Scrap Metal Recycling achieve approx 20%+ year over year growth in the past 6 years, which in turn made it possible for them to expand their operation from Mississauga into Oakville, and is now helping make it possible from them to establish a new metal re-selling unit called Peel MetalMart.

I am currently working with entrepreneur & and executive sales trainer Robert Wright to develop and market a series of online learning experiences for corporations called Principles of Selling. I am advising on all communications and we are projecting revenues in excess of $1 million annually.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

My professional style is friendly, intuitive and knowledgeable. I have a very common sense approach to communications and a highyl disciplined one. I see the main challenge that most businesses face these days that as primarily strategic. The strategic development process is the cornerstone upon which all communications are built. If you don't do that correctly, the dominoes will not fall the way you want them to, if they fall at all.

My strategic discipline comes from my years working with major packaged goods companies like Procter & Gamble, Mars and Hunt Wesson. These people are high strategic and a lot of that rubbed off on me.

My basic positioning as a creative professional can be summed up in this line..."It's only creative if it sells."

We are all salesman. As marketers we are just lucky salesmen because we don't have to schlep around knocking on doors.

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Rupert Brendon
We worked together  •  Partner, Aprais Canada and Blogger, Rupert Brendon's Blog - All About Advertising.
Great Creative Thinker
Jeff Shaffer
We worked together  •  Owner, Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd.
Jim is extremely knowledgeable, creative, forward thinking and well connected. He is also savvy and well versed in the new ways we have avai ... lable to communicate our messages.
Rahul Pereira
We worked together  •  Creative Director and Marketing Consultant, The Twist Group. Previously Marketing Manager, Nucap Industries.
Jim Murray is sharp minded and quick witted, he brings life to a brand with careful selection of words that target your end consumer. He is ... a great mentor and his many years in the industry make him a valuable resource and commodity in the field of marketing and creative direction.
Robin Periana
We worked together  •  Previously CEO & Head of Broadcast, China TV Shopping Network.
Jim has been a trusted copy writer for over 25 years on numerous TV Industrial and Broadcast TV projects that I have involved his skills and ... experience. Jim has always been enthusiastic, responsive, flexible and able to research and adjust to each of my project needs to deliver on time.
Robert Wright
We worked together  •  Business Relations, Graviz and CEO, Robert Wright.
Jim is as honest and good as the day is long. He's worked at the top level and has the depth and breadth of experience to make him a hero on ... any team he works with. Seriously, I could go on... Best regards Robert
Doris Fulton
We worked together  •  Professor - Business, Humber College and Principal Consultant, The Service Development Group. University of Toronto grad.
He has had lots of experience, is very creative, quickly understands the value proposition, smart and articulate and turns work around quick ... ly
Frank Caruso
We worked together  •  Owner, caruso visual productions.
Jim is a straight-talking marketing genius who can create a tailor-made business strategy in the blink on an eye.
Dean Raynor
We worked together  •  Owner / Director, Raynor Branding and Director / Owner, Espresso.
Jim has a ton of experience in many different client categories. From packaged goods to b2b financial. He can do it all. I have know Jim fo ... r most of my career and can honestly say that he is more than just a creative director. He is a creative/art/strategy/client service director. To put it succinctly Jim can advise anyone on any aspect of business communication.

Rahul Pereira
We worked together  •  Creative Director and Marketing Consultant, The Twist Group. Previously Marketing Manager, Nucap Industries.
Rahul is one of the most savvy and knowledgeable creative people I have ever worked with. His command of his online skills is world class. H ... e is results driven and a great human being. His knack for identifying and solving complex communications challenges is awesome. He is also a mentor to me.

Robin Periana
Previously CEO & Head of Broadcast, China TV Shopping Network.
I've worked with Robin on and off for a lot of years. He is one of the smartest and one of the most capable marketers and producers I know. ... Robin really gets how things need to come together to be affordable and high quality. His experience base is awesome, especially the time he spent working directly with former Loblaws president Dave Nichol to build President's Choice into one of the most successful brands of all time in Canada. Robin also has a great deal of respect for the talents of the people he works with and always manages to bring out the best they have to offer.

Doris Fulton
We worked together  •  Professor - Business, Humber College and Principal Consultant, The Service Development Group. University of Toronto grad.
I have known Doris for nearly two decades. I have worked with her on two major marketing and branding projects. Her skills in strategic deve ... lopment and marketing planning are extremely high. Her ability to think creatively is also very high. She is incredibly savvy, smart and very easy to work with. She can manage projects of entire accounts with equal ease. As a marketer she 'gets it.'