Richard Foster, whom Britain’s most-awarded copywriter, Tony Brignull once described as a ‘natural writer’, passed away on February 8. Richard himself was also a multi-award winning advertising copywriter whose work appears in no fewer than 29 D&AD Annuals, which is surely some kind of record. Like Tony, he too contributed to The Copy Book, another D&AD publication.
Like many people, I find it easy to criticise the government’s handling of the Coronavirus outbreak. At the same time I also believe that no matter who got the job of steering the country through the crisis, mistakes would have been made.
A restaurant’s spirit is embodied in its staff, its food and its ambience. It’s impossible to replicate all, if any, of the above right now, with the UK in lockdown. Which got our clients at Peet’s restaurant scratching their heads.
Over the recent fine weekend, where social distancing was widely ignored, we considered how to make the two-metre rule hit home more strongly with the public.
On January 6, 2020 a new creative agency launched with an intriguing name. Ancient & Modern is the brainchild of Adrian Holmes, John O’Driscoll and Seamus O’Farrell. With an average age of 64 they offer the experience of age with an ambition for producing great work that the years have not dimmed.
Graduate Coach is a unique undertaking. Over the past ten years, under the leadership of founder, Chris Davies, it has guided hundreds of graduates into hotly contested graduate level jobs. Throughout those ten years, Anatomised and its partners have supported Chris and his team.* Along with others I helped Chris write his two books, The […]
We’ve just put the finishing touches to a website for a rather distinctive neighbourhood of new houses.
Come with me now, back to the seventies. Paul Smith and I are sitting in our office at Collett, Dickenson and Pearce, the advertising agency. Suddenly, the looming presence of Frank Lowe, the agency’s managing director, makes itself felt. (Frank did a lot of looming in those days.) In his hand he has a script […]
As has been widely reported in the advertising press, John Salmon passed away on April 7th. Like many people who have worked with John, I was greatly saddened to hear the news. If anybody can be called my mentor, it is John. He guided me through the process of writing on many occasions by taking […]
In last Friday’s edition of the advertising website, More About Advertising, editor Stephen Foster reprinted an article that had been written by the late John Webster for a magazine called Commercials. Stephen published John Webster’s article as part of his Desert Island Ads series. John Webster very gamely chose ten commercials from an agency that […]
Alan Waldie was unforgettable for me long before I ever met him. My first creative boss, Ron Brown, told me stories about Alan from his time working with Alan at, I think, the Roger Pryor advertising agency. My first full time art director, Phillip Eldridge, also regaled me with the antics of Waldie, gleaned from […]
At Anatomised we pride ourselves on our willingness and ability to solve communications problems on behalf of clients quickly and effectively. A project we undertook recently for So Just Shop is a good case in point.