Neil Johnston

Copywriter

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About me

Hi peoples, Here’s some stuff about me. I began my advertising life as a suit, first at JWT London and then at George Patterson Y&R Sydney. After doing that for longer than was probably healthy, I signed up to Australia's most prestigious creative course, came top and joined The Monkeys, where I created through-the-line campaigns for some of their biggest clients. I then spent a while in the freelance world at agencies including M&C Saatchi, before going full-time at boutique Sydney agency Disciple. I’ve now returned to Blighty (as of July 2014) after nearly ten years down under and am available for both freelance and permanent copywriting roles. Non-advertising things I enjoy include surfing, cycling, reading and film. I’ve also volunteered in a homeless shelter to make myself feel better about my choice of career. If you'd like to chat, please email me at neilj78@gmail.com or call me on 07944 661961. Thanks for reading.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Concept Develoment

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Freelance

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    • M&C Saatchi

      M&C Saatchi

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      • Advertising

    Work history

    Currently

    Copywriter

    Freelance

    Jul 2014

    2014

    Copywriter

    Disciple, Sydney

    Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

    2012

    Freelance Copywriter

    M&C Saatchi

    May 2012 - Dec 2012

    2012

    Copywriter

    The Monkeys, Sydney

    Aug 2010 - Apr 2012

    2010

    Account Director

    The Brandshop, Sydney

    Aug 2008 - Feb 2010

    2008

    Account Director

    Sponge Agency, Sydney

    Dec 2007 - Aug 2008

    2007

    Account Director

    George Patts Sydney

    Mar 2005 - Sep 2007

    2004

    Account Manager

    J Walter Thompson, London

    Aug 2001 - Sep 2004

    Education

    2014

    Management Sciences

    University of Warwick

    Dec 1997 - Dec 2014
    • 1st class BA hons