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ECD / Creative Director, Copywriter & Director with over 20 years experience. Multiple gongs at D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Tomorrow Awards, Webby's, Lovies, Eurobest, LIA, FWA, Creative Circle, & many more. BAFTA Best Director nomination. Worked with my creative partner and wife Gemma Butler since 1996. We believe in ideas, entertainment and useful services. In our time we’ve created music videos, TVCs, posters and press ads. But the majority of our work has focused around digital media. Because in digital we can experiment, entertain and take part in conversations. We can ask our audience to interact. We can surprise them with the new, the wonderful, the unexpected. And hopefully we can help people.
Gemma and I set up Lost Boys along with Nadya Powell in 2104. It was a creative boutique agency within DigitasLBi. In under two years we took the agency from nothing to a £3.5M revenue business. We worked with brands like The Glenlivet, Honda Europe and French Connection, and won multiple international awards and agency of the year nominations along the way. IAB Agency of the Year 2015 - Nominee MAA Best Awards Breakthrough Agency 2016 - Nominee BIMA Awards Arrival of the Year 2016 - Nominee
BAFTA Scotland Best Director Nominee (1996); FujiFilm Scholarship Award (1996); Helen A. Rose Bequest Committee Award for Outstanding Final Year Work (1996); Andrew Grant Bequest Award for Outstanding Humanities Work (1995)
D&AD – 3 Yellow, 2 Graphite, 4 Wooden Cannes – 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze, multiple shortlists London International Awards – 2 Gold, 2 Silver Eurobest – 2 Gold, 2 Silver Webby Awards – 2 Winners, multiple nominations One Show – 3 Bronze Campaign BIG Awards – 4 Winners, multiple nominations Creative Circle Honours – 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Tomorrow Awards – 1 Winner, 1 Nominee Favourite Website Awards Site of the Day – 8 Favourite Website Awards Site of the Month – 2 Marketing Week Effectiveness Awards – Grand Prix BAFTA Scotland – Best Director Nominee Plus multiple awards / nominations at: Lovie Awards, BIMA Awards, W3 Awards, IAB Creative Showcase, Revolution Awards, Cristal Festival, Digital Impact Awards, DADI Awards, New York Festivals, Adobe Max Awards, Creative Review Annual, One Show Entertainment, IMA Awards, AOP Awards, PROMAX Awards, Clio Awards, Epica, Creativity Annual Awards, Third Sector Excellence Awards, FAB Awards.
Helped glue London win: Campaign Digital Agency of the Year 2002 Marketing Digital Agency of the Year 2003 NMA’s Most Respected Agency 2004 IPA’s Best of the Best Digital Agency 2005 Helped Agency Republic win: Marketing Digital Agency of the Year 2005 Campaign Digital Agency of the Year 2006 Eurobest runner-up Interactive Agency of the Year 2008 Campaign runner-up Digital Agency of the Year 2008 Marketing Digital Agency of the Year 2008 Marketing runner-up Digital Agency of the Year 2009 Helped W+K London win: Marketing Week Blades Digital Agency of the Year 2011 Creative Review Agency of the Year 2011 New Media Age: UK’s Most Respected Agency 2011 Webby Awards Agency of the Year 2011 Helped DigitasLBi win: Marketing Digital Agency of the Year 2012 Digiday Awards Europe Agency of the Year 2016 Helped Lost Boys to be nominated: IAB Agency of the Year 2015 MAA Best Awards Breakthrough Agency 2016 BIMA Awards Arrival of the Year 2016