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Jim Prior takes on new combined role at The Partners and Lambie-Nairn

7 April, 2014

LONDON — Jim Prior, CEO of WPP multi-award-winning brand consultancy and design agency The Partners, has also been appointed CEO of Lambie-Nairn, fellow WPP leading brand and design agency, in a new combined role. The current CEO of Lambie-Nairn, Christian Schroeder, is moving on after seven years in the role to become the WPP Client Leader for British American Tobacco.

During 13 years at The Partners, Prior has successfully led the agency through significant business growth and global expansion whilst continuing to strengthen its pre-eminent creative reputation through major award wins at Cannes, D&AD and elsewhere. He brings his skills in combining business and strategic rigour with outstanding creativity to Lambie-Nairn; an award-winning international agency that shares these values.

In his new dual role, Jim will manage both agencies as distinct businesses and both will continue to serve their clients as separate brands.

Jim Prior comments: “It has been my great privilege to play a part in The Partners’ success of the last 13 years and I look forward to continuing that journey. The opportunity now to take a similar course with Lambie-Nairn is hugely exciting, and I very much look forward to building on the superb foundations that it has in place.”

Christian Schroeder says: “After seven fantastic years at Lambie-Nairn, developing the business from a single agency in London to a network of nine international offices, I have been given a great opportunity personally with WPP. I have known and worked alongside Jim at a WPP level for many years and, personally and professionally, I can think of no better person to lead Lambie-Nairn into the future.”

For further information about The Partners please contact:
Charlotte Henley at Cohn & Wolfe:
+44 (0)20 7331 5346

About Lambie-Nairn
Lambie-Nairn is an international branding consultancy with almost 100 industry awards to its name. It has over 38 years’ experience, delivering successful branding programmes across a wide range of media.

Founded by Martin Lambie-Nairn in 1976, Lambie-Nairn has its roots in on-screen branding. It got its big break in 1982 when it created the famous puzzle logo for Channel 4.

It employs a cross-functional team of in house strategists, creatives, client services and producers and prides itself on building flexible and nimble teams to meet client needs.

In 2001 Lambie-Nairn became part of WPP. This decade saw the company undertake major projects for clients that included O2, Telefónica, BBC, ITV, FIFA and Sainsbury’s, and increase its office footprint, expanding into Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Lambie-Nairn manages the branding process from beginning to end, working both on-screen and off-screen, including TV, print, packaging, web and mobile applications. Lambie-Nairn’s specialism in brand guardianship allows it to develop brands that can evolve and develop in a fresh, consistent and engaging way.

For further information about Lambie-Nairn, please visit:

Twitter page: @LambieNairn

About The Partners
Over its 30-year history The Partners has won a host of distinguished industry awards, including 17 D&AD Pencils, and is the only design agency to have won three Gold Lions at Cannes. Part of the global WPP Group, with studios in London, New York and Singapore, The Partners delivers brand strategy, innovation and creative ideas for clients including Deloitte, Vodafone, AstraZeneca, The National Gallery and eBay.

For further information about The Partners, please visit:

Twitter page: @the_partners


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