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Jayanta Jenkins

Jayanta Jenkins

  • Global Executive Creative Director
  • United States
  • Member since 2020

Jayanta Jenkins is an industry creative and marketing leader with 24+ years’ experience creating culture-defining work for some of the world’s most esteemed brands and advertising agencies. Jayanta prides himself on leading teams to create timeless storytelling, pushing the boundaries of how brands engage an audience.

His agency and in-house work has been consistently recognized by every major marketing and advertising awards organization. Noteworthy is that his work won multiple Cannes Lions, D&AD, and Promax awards. In 2017, Jayanta’s work at Twitter received a Grand Prix, which is one of the most coveted and globally recognized awards in the industry. In 2020, Jayanta was named one of Adweek’s Creative 100 top agency leaders. In 2022, Jayanta received further recognition from Cablefax as one of the top marketers of the year.

Presently, Jayanta serves Virgin Galactic as Senior Vice President, Head of Brand & Marketing. He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s overall marketing strategy as well as planning and implementing advertising, content, consumer publicity, partnerships, and digital and media efforts.

In his prior duty, at Disney, Jenkins was Executive Vice President, Head of Content Marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic. He led a centralized award-winning team responsible for all creative marketing, and publicity surrounding the promotion of content for both Disney+ and Disney’s linear networks.

Jenkins has held top creative titles at Samsung’s in-house agency, Cheil Worldwide, Apple’s Beats by Dre and Twitter, where he was the social media company’s first global head of creative. Jenkins began his career in the agency world, working at TBWA\Chiat Day, Wieden+Kennedy and The Martin Agency.

In 2016, Jayanta co-founded SATURDAY MORNING, an organization that brings awareness and shifts perceptions on racial bias and injustice by partnering with Fortune 500 companies such as Spotify, General Motors and Proctor & Gamble to launch initiatives and branded content in the form of conversations that foster inclusivity.