Who We Are
After early experience at the Edinburgh International Festival and on Broadway, James began his career in 1989 with arts marketing agency Dewynters, managing campaigns for clients including The Royal Opera House, The Really Useful Group and Walt Disney Theatrical Productions.
James moved to Hamburg in 2002 to set up an advertising agency specialising in live entertainment - he was the ‘Englaender’ in this new agency, Koenig & Englaender. Together with Stage Entertainment, the agency painted the ferry boats of Hamburg yellow for The Lion King and turned the face of Berlin blue for Blue Man Group. He left Hamburg in 2005 to take an international position at Stage, finding, training and guiding commercial teams in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy, France and the UK. As International Commercial Director from 2010 he had responsibility for commercial activity across the group and set up a CRM database now boasting over eleven million theatregoers from five countries.
He recently oversaw the migration of ticketing activity to CTS Eventim and led the process of optimizing Business Intelligence and e-commerce within this partnership.
James left Stage Entertainment in October 2014 to set up Jampot Consulting, specialising in data-driven marketing for the arts. In April 2016 James returned to Dewynters as CEO.