McCann appoints strategy director in Birmingham

James Bagan, appointed strategy director of McCann

Global marketing company McCann has hired James Bagan to lead its strategic planning activity. 

McCann says Bagan will head up its Birmingham operations and joins from VCCP where he was a senior planner. 

Returning to his Birmingham roots, Bagan brings more than 14 years of experience across a range of brands including, Compare the Market, Domino’s, VOLT from O2 and Virgin Media, easyJet and Asda. 

Previously, Bagan held the position of brand and communications manager at Nestlé for brands including KitKat, Nespresso, and Buxton Water.

Bagan, who started at the agency in October, said: “I’m thrilled to have joined an agency that I’ve admired for a long time. The calibre of talent, the quality of work, and the level of thinking at McCann Birmingham are inspiring and above all, everyone’s been incredibly welcoming! It’s an exciting place to be.” 

Board Strategy Director at McCann Mark Boughton-Foxall said: “James is a great addition to the team. I am sure his wealth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable both for our clients and the continued growth and development of our Strategy and Research team. We’re delighted to have him on board.”