Global: James Klein joins GPJ as agency grows live production team

Experience marketing agency George P Johnson has hired James Klein as senior vice president, live production at its New York office.

James Klein: joining GPJ's live production team in its New York office
James Klein: joining GPJ's live production team in its New York office

The agency said that Klein's hiring signals GPJ’s plans to greatly increase the size of its live production team and expand its services in show visualisation and design.

Klein has nearly two decades of experience in high-level technical production, production design, broadcast production and event management, and has executed activations in the events and entertainment industries worldwide. He has previously delivered shows for brands including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, MTV, ULTRA Music Festival, Google, YouTube, Pepsi, Mercedes and Coca-Cola. 

Commenting on his appointment, Klein said: "Today’s brands are more sophisticated than ever about driving their business through engaging live experiences, and GPJ is where those brands turn for innovative ideas and exceptional execution. I’m thrilled to join them in their mission to create transformative live productions for the world’s preeminent brands."

Chris Meyer, CEO at GPJ added: "Our live production capabilities will continue to raise the bar and create experiences that are both highly effective and differentiated. With the addition of James to the team, we see significant opportunity to further expand our strategic and creative services onto the stage. His expertise with music festivals and artists will significantly elevate our showmanship and stage designs."

In June, GPJ expanded its European offering with the opening of an office in Oslo, Norway, while the agency was placed second in the agency rankings in Event's Brand Experience Report 2016

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