About James Gaubert

With over 20 years digital marketing experience I have a career that has spanned the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, working with some of the worlds leading brands, driving digital change!

I have won countless awards including Lynx awards, several Effies, agency of the Year and  SEO Agency of the Year.

One of my greatest achievements has to be starting Bruce Clay Middle East with just one employee and growing to over 25 staff and a client base of over 15 global brands, with a 100 per cent retention rate for annual contracts. Johnson & Johnson, Jumeirah Group, Nestle, Build-a-Bear, McLaren, Saudi Telecom, Bateel, Superdry, Holland & Barrett, Biddi, Yamaha, Disney, Landmark Group, and the Fiat Chrysler Automotive Group are some of the brands on the agency’s roster - possibly my greatest career achievement to date, especially as we were voted Agency of The Year at the MENA Search Awards 2017.


I specialise in SEO, PPC, website design and development, social media, CRM, loyalty, PR and direct Marketing and have worked with award-winning brands in agencies like Ogilvy, SlipStream, Potion, ICLP, LBi, and MRM//McCANN.


My experience spans across the UK, UAE and Asia, and i've worked with both B2B and B2C clients, including HP, IBM, Nokia, MasterCard, Virgin Atlantic, Jumeirah Group, IKEA, Blackberry, Harrods, IHG, Molton Brown, Calvin Klein, Porsche, Net-a-Porter, Johnson and Johnson, Chanel, FCA Group, Disney, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Guinness, Huawei and Cartier, and more.


From SlipStream in the UK, to my position at MRM//McCANN in the UAE and right through to my recent role at Ogilvy in Malaysia, I have been instrumental in driving marketing and business strategies for the agencies I've worked with. I specialize in taking a 360-degree view of digital business, managing P&L and marketing; client servicing and HR, creating a cohesive plan to drive the business forward.


I have put my 20 years of experience and expertise in the industry to good use, steering Bruce Clay Middle East towards becoming a prominent brand in the region, expanding to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within 18 months of operations in the United Arab Emirates, wining agency of the year 2016, driving tangible measurable results for clients, and building the agency’s portfolio of services to include eCommerce, SEO, Analytics, SEM, social media, website design and build, mobile app development and digital media services.


In later years in Malaysia I have been involved in augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3d printing and even Blockchain and crypto based tech - the future is here, the future is now! 


In my spare time I enjoy painting, drawing and art, going to the gym, cinema, and watching sports. I also have a huge passion for music of all types, and love socialising ads spending time with my dog :).