The James Group

Branding Agency/ Full-service Advertising Agency

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Enda McShane & Paul Blakely
Enda McShane Paul Blakely
Enda McShane (left) and Paul Blakely (right) acquired The James Group from James Connor in January 2009.

Paul had served as the company's Executive Creative Director for the 5 years prior to the acquisition ensuring a seamless transition into new ownership for clients, staff and James Group supply partners.

The James Group will maintain the marketing best practices that have helped define past success for the company and its clients while incorporating new processes to move the agency to the next level.

Enda owns the thriving Spirit Marketing Group with four offices in Ireland and the U.K.

Spirit specializes in providing integrated marketing solutions to shopping centers throughout the U.K., Ireland and beyond.

This larger, international company is well positioned to benefit from expansion opportunities here and abroad.

The James Group will expand its industry reach by applying its branding expertise to the proven methods developed by Spirit in the U.K. to help U.S. shopping centers grow their annual foot traffic.

Paul and Enda aim to leverage the synergies between The James Group and Spirit Marketing Group to further help their respective clients on both sides of the Atlantic.

For more information about Spirit Marketing Group in Belfast, visit