Jeremy Garner

Creative Director & Copywriter

Level
Senior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

Driven, innovative and collaborative creative director, with almost twenty years of experience overseeing and motivating creative departments. Proven expertise in applying strategic thinking to solving complex business problems for clients in a wide range of sectors. Strong track record of working closely with strategy and resourcing depts to help devise briefs and allocate appropriate teams and production partners. Extensive exposure to awards show judging, with jury panel experience at Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, London International and many more; almost 100 awards won. Also, a regular contributor of articles to Contagious, The Guardian and Creative Review. In addition to my main portfolio, copywriting projects can be found at: https://jeremygarnerwriter.tumblr.com/

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Skills

  • Creative Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Advertising Content

Companies I’ve worked with

  • OgilvyOne

    OgilvyOne

    • Advertising
  • Hiveworks

    Hiveworks

    • Advertising
  • L

    LBI

    • W

      Weapon7 (part of Omnicom)

      Work history

      Currently

      Freelance Creative Director & Copywriter

      The Family Cat Ltd (self employed)

      Jul 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • • Working on a wide variety of freelance projects ranging from global pitches (Mercedes-Benz and McDonalds) to copywriting for CRM campaigns, web content and branding • Clients include BBDO, Proximity, eg+ (Omnicom’s global production arm) and OMD

      2017

      Creative Director

      OgilvyOne

      Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Overseeing British Airways creative output on a global basis • Worked on global British Airways pitch (IAG Group), including presenting at the pitch in Jan 2017 with Maxus. The account was won in May 2017 and included the IAG Cargo and Avios brands

      2017

      Executive Creative Director

      Hiveworks

      Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Helping to lead the agency following a management buyout • Devised the company’s ethos, positioning, identity and production processes, and helped take billings from £0 to £2m+ • Oversaw all creative output for Orange (the company’s main client), to check everything was on-brand and exceeded expectations • Worked not only on marketing briefs, but also HR and internal comms for Orange EMEA

      2014

      Executive Creative Director

      Weapon7 (part of Omnicom)

      Dec 2008 - Feb 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Helped to grow the company from 22 to 55 permanent staff • Won many awards including D&AD, Clio, One Show, Epica, Eurobest, London International, New York Festivals, DMA etc • Helped generate coverage on CNN, ITN, Fox News, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Express, The Sun and many more worldwide • Worked on many innovative campaigns, distilling down complex business problems to simple solutions • Pitch wins included Ubisoft, Cadbury’s, DHL and Sailor Jerry rum

      2008

      Creative Director

      LBI

      Apr 2006 - Dec 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Led a creative department of 25 permanent staff • Helped win pitches for Sony Playstation (campaign launched in 22 countries) and P&G (work launched worldwide) • Worked on clients as diverse as Brahma Beer and Lacoste fragrances, with highly diverse audiences

      Awards

      2014

      Cannes, D&AD, Clio etc.

      Cannes

      • Awards: Cannes, D&AD, Clio, Epica, One Show, Eurobest, BIMA, London international, DMA, New York Festivals, Campaign Big, Webbys, NMA Effectiveness, IAB, Guardian Innovation Awards In addition to the Cannes Film jury in 2014, I have been a jury member at D&AD (twice), Clio (twice), DMA (three times), London International (four times) and New York Festivals (four times), plus Campaign Big, BIMA and IAB