I have always been involved with planning and executing big, popular ideas that have been successful across all available media, and all marketing tasks.

For example, on NPI, I not only wrote the commercials, but the introduction to the company report, and any number of ads and mailers selling some quite technical financial products.

On Direct Line, in addition to the commercials, I personally must have turned out hundreds of direct response ads .(Their most successful ad ever, by cost per response, was mine – a 2cm by 1 column extravaganza for Direct line Travel!)

Here’s a list of some of the stuff I have worked on.  Basically, everything.  And i’ve probably missed a few off.

Financial/services:  LV=, NPI, Direct Line, CVC Capital Partners, Hill Samuel, The AA, National Savings, Fed Ex.

Retail: TGI Fridays, Decathlon Sports Megastores, Ernest Jones, H.Samuel, Ideal Home Show, Halfords, Fine Fare.

Internet/telecoms: AOL, Netscape, Compuserve,,,,,, BT, Alcatel.

Media: Sky, Columbia Tristar, Disney, Motion Picture Association of America, Daily Mirror.

Automotive/transportation: Citroen, Peugeot, Vauxhall, Mini,, BMW, Saab, Rover, Sealink, BA.

FMCG: Cadbury, Ryvita, Sweetex, Del Monte, Pedigree Petfoods, Delial, Cosifits nappies, Mr Muscle, Fairy Liquid.

Food & drink: KFC, Bass, Mitchell & Butlers, Scottish & Newcastle, TGI Fridays, Cadbury, Stolichnaya, Pernod, Dewar’s, Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Wild Turkey, Sherry Institute of Spain, Ryvita, MacDonalds. Colman’s of Norwich, Robinsons drinks.

Consumer durables: Silentnight, Braun, Philips, JVC, Pentax, Xerox, Matchbox Toys.

Cosmetics: Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Never had the opportunity. Love to have go, though.


Awards: IPA advertising effectiveness. Silver (Direct Line).   Bronze LV=.

Marketing Society Effectiveness Awards. Winner (Ideal Home Show)
Cannes: One silver, three or four bronze.
BTAA: One silver, five bronze.
A couple of Clios, , Art Directors Club of New York, One Show, Hollywood, etc etc.

By a considerable distance, I am most proud of the IPA Effectiveness Awards.  You know, the awards where you actually have to prove that the advertising worked…