James Manning is a Senior Creative and Copywriter with over 20 years industry experience in Sydney, New York and Canberra. Since 2004, James has been the Creative Director with Middleton, Manning & Company, working with such clients as InterContinental Hotels Group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons, NUO Beijing, Indigo Hotels, Australian Wool Innovation, Maxxium Australia, Goodman Fielder, Volkswagen Group Australia, Champion Apparel, Lovable, Meat & Livestock Australia, Plymouth Gin, Torch and Cointreau. Prior to this, James was a Senior Creative with established New York agency, Mecca Studios and Patterson Partners Adcafe in Sydney. James has also served as Senior Creative at PhD Creative. As the BTL Agency for McDonald’s Australia & NZ, James assisted the Design Director in leading the Creative Team responsible for the rollout and design of POP and below the line communications for this iconic brand, including all photography, copywriting and branding.
Whilst in New York James worked with The New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Hasbro, Disney, Baby Einstein, Frédéric Fekkai, Sirius Satellite Radio, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and Nintendo Pokémon whilst at Mecca Studios.
James also worked with the Australian National University to assist in the rollout of their highly successful new brand identity and developed a highly visual brand identity for East Hotel in Canberra. Currently James is illustrating the high-profile GENIUS book series for Macmillan Publishing in New York and is constantly working with inspiring people on creative projects.
James works with several large-scale clients on developing social media marketing strategy and campaigns, whilst devising creative and copy to capture the imagination.
James’ copywriting credits include media materials for Vogue Australia, Four Seasons, Karma Group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Alila Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, InterContinental Hotels Group, Orion Expedition Cruises, East Hotel and St. Regis Hotels and Resorts. James has composed copy for websites, including East Hotel, Lonsdale Street Roasters, Tiger Palm Bali, Manta Restaurant and Nielsen Park. James is also working with Mexico/New York producer Leopoldo Gout on screenplays and other writing projects.
Please contact James for opportunities to to work together.