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Jim Pout


Polly Lavelle

Since joining Writing Club back in 2017, there aren’t too many of our clients that Jim hasn’t worked with. Equal parts thinker and writer, he enjoys the challenge of simplifying complexity – using words to create impactful content time and again.

Currently, Jim provides regular in-house support for Checkout.com, payments provider for behemoths like Sony and Netflix. Working as an extension of their brand team, he’s written copy for everything from campaigns to a complete refresh of their website. Deutsche Bank are another regular client, with Jim handling comms in the run-up to Frieze Fairs, alongside more finance-focused writing for the CIO team.

Jim never works from the side-lines and always takes time to experience the product before putting pen to paper. This has taken him to some pretty interesting places, including corkscrewing his way round rollercoasters as part of his ongoing work for Merlin Entertainment. Once safely back on the ground, he’s been involved in naming rides and writing the narratives for lands at Merlin’s theme parks in Germany and Italy.

Prior to joining the club, Jim was an award-winning scriptwriter. His short animation, The Hungry Corpse, features the voices of Bill Nighy and Steven Mangan and screened at over 60 festivals around the world. As a result, he can regularly be found writing scripts for clients including Rolex.  

Jim also heads up our work in A.I., making sense of AI-powered tools and building an understanding of how to incorporate them into our work. This, and his unbeatable knowledge of 90s football, often has us wondering if he’s part android himself.