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1) Established in 2000 by a brand consultant, James Bond, Nike became ~~

2) Established in 2000 by brand consultant, Jame Bond, Nike became~~

Which one is right? Should I put “a” or not?

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  • (1) is grammatical but sounds rather weak. Compare 'Having the honour of meeting a prince, Michael, last week ....' (2) tacitly assumes that readers will be au fait with all that 'brand consultant' implies, and is better, but should not have the comma after 'brand consultant'. We would not write Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp is doing a fine job. Apr 29, 2020 at 11:04
  • The second version should not have the comma.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 29, 2020 at 12:19

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