Creatives

#26 An Hour of Advertising with… Dave Monk

The Publics.Poke Executive Creative Director discusses the myths of the creative process, how to build a creative department, what he learnt from ten years at BBH, and how a team of creative superstars helped turn around a sinking ship at Grey.

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Strategists, Tech

#23 An Hour of Advertising with… Tom Goodwin

To kick off Season Two of An Hour of Advertising we have a Blockbuster interview with Publicis Groupe’s Head of Future and Insight Tom Goodwin. As refreshingly honest as always, Tom reflects on a diverse career path, the oddities of thought leadership, and why agencies often end up saying such stupid things…

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Creatives

#21 An Hour of Advertising with… Jonathan Burley

Jonathan Burley has created iconic ad campaign, transformed some of the UK’s largest brands and mentored most of the Creative Directors leading agencies today. We discuss what he’s learnt from a glittering career that started, naturally, with a Turkey of the Week…

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Other, Suits

#19 An Hour of Advertising with… Larissa Vince

Larissa Vince was my first boss. I couldn’t have asked for a much better one to learn from. We discuss what it’s like to go from covering the industry to working in it, what life was like at a big network like Saatchi & Saatchi and why she’s now gone independent…

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Suits

#18 An Hour of Advertising with… Jamie Elliott

Jamie Elliott has run some of the industry’s biggest accounts at agencies notorious for their account management prowess. The Chief Executive of The Gate talks about building culture, running businesses, dealing with mergers and the benefits of working in smaller agencies…

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Other, Suits

#12 An Hour of Advertising with… Tim Lindsay

Tim Lindsay has led some of the most important advertising agencies in the UK. He played a key role in the rise of BBH, where he oversaw the Levi’s account, and a certain Launderette-based commercial. And he’s been the CEO of D&AD, the bastion of great creativity. It’s fair to say here is an Hour of Advertising with an industry legend…

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Founders, Strategists

#6 An Hour of Advertising with… Amelia Torode

Amelia Torode runs The Fawnbrake Collective, one of a new wave of businesses born out of a frustration of the way most agencies run. In our hour we discuss the need for more diverse and forward-thinking businesses, how you promote yourself, what it’s like working in the US and a whole lot more…

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Media, Strategists, Tech

#4 An Hour of Advertising with… David Wilding

David Wilding is Head of Planning at Twitter. Sounds like a cool job, right? It is. We discuss how David got a role working at one of his favourite businesses, how to get the best out of Twitter, what he learnt during 15 years at some of the UK’s biggest media agencies…and, of course, how you win at Blankety Blank.

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Creatives

#3 An Hour of Advertising with… Vikki Ross

One of the industry’s leading authorities on copywriting, my third Hour of Advertising interview involves a wonderful discussion with Vikki Ross, to chat about what makes a good writer, how the discipline has changed, and the sheer terror of going freelance.

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Other

#1 An Hour of Advertising with… John Tylee

John Tylee has never worked for an agency. Never worked for a client. Never created an ad in his life. But for this series, he seems like the perfect person to start with. We discuss how, by complete accident, he’s become a bonafide advertising industry legend.

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Other

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An Hour of Advertising is a project by Matt Williams and syndicated on The Drum. To contact Matt, email mattfihelebonwilliams@gmail.com.

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