I didn't set out to work around the globe. Europe led to Africa then Dubai and North America. I've helped start up ad agencies in eleven countries. And picked up my share of awards while winning major new business with every agency I've worked.
My clients include blue chip global brands like Coke, Virgin, Nissan, Levi's, Nivea and Twix. I've worked in financial, pharma, retail, fmcg, B2B, fundraising and tourism. In a age of increasing specialization, I've become a different kind of specialist, who has succeeded in several product categories.
My background is copy but I think visually. Currently I oversee a team of thirty creatives but enjoy getting hands on with a brief myself. I'm told i'm a useful strategist, a good presenter and good with clients.
Drop me a line, I'd love to learn more about your world.
330 Wythe Avenue, Suite 6C
Brooklyn, NY 11249
2011–Present Chief Creative Director M5 network Canada
Clients: GM, Farmer's milk, Registered Nurses Union, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Resource Recovery Fund Board
Currently I’m Creative Head of Canada’s largest independent agency network with a team of over 30 creative people throughout Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and New Hampshire (USA).
2007–2011: Creative Head Blink Advertising NYC
Clients: JWT NYC, Euro RSCG NYC, TBWA Worldwide, Y&R NYC
2005–2007: Creative Director Publicis NYC
Clients: Vault Energy Drink, Heineken, Canadian Club
2000–2005: Chief Creative Officer TBWA Middle East
Clients: Nissan, Virgin, Pizzeria Uno, Adidas, Masterfoods, Standard Chartered Bank
Regional creative director helping to set up new TBWA agencies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman.
1996–2000: Creative Director Hunt Lascaris Cape Town, South Africa
Clients: Levi’s, adidas, SFW
1994–1996: Copy Director The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, RSA
Clients: Musica, Business Day, Nike
1992–1994: Copywriter Brann Cirencester, UK.
Clients: Barclays Bank, RSPCA, Butlins