James HartwellSenior Associate
He has been involved in the planning and execution of communications strategies for clients working in the financial services, technology and energy industries.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC in 2019, James gained valuable experience working at a global communications consultancy on cross-border campaigns that reached Europe, North America and Asia.
He has experience writing content for both media and digital outlets, strategic media relations and corporate communications. He frequently works on narrative development and brand positioning projects.
James has a BA (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, where he read Politics and International Relations. Influenced by his exposure to geopolitical issues, James was inspired to undertake a career within the communications industry.
Q&A with James
What is the biggest opportunity for CNC and the Communications industry?
Digitalisation brings an enhanced degree of connectivity. This offers communications professionals an exciting opportunity to reach all regions through new, innovative tools and channels.
What careers advice would you give to your younger self?
Go for as many cups of coffee as possible – colleagues can teach you a lot and are always willing to make the time.
Why did you choose CNC?
The agency is one of the most ambitious in the world, the growth stats back it up!
What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt from a client?
No one knows their industry better than they do. It is our job to demonstrate this.
What would be your favorite travel tip?
Pack light and leave plenty of space to bring things back!