Wednesday, 8 July 2015


Another amazing Watford Tour of Adland. 
The 2015 Tour saw us at Burnetts, AMV/BBDO, CHI, Fallon, Saatchis, WCRS, Dare, Google, BBH, Publicis, VCCP, 18Feet And Rising, McCann, Adam And Eve/DDB, and Mother.

 We worked hard. We learned loads. We put on weight. And we 'lost' teams to the business along the way. 

WCRS, McCann, Adam and Eve/DDB, BBH, Saatchis, BMB, M&C Saatchi all awarded placements before the end of the course.

Chris and Rosanna were given a contract in April at WCRS following a successful placement at Easter.

Thank you to all our old friends, the new friends we made (Janay!), our supporters and the ex -students who helped me build another crop of talented, hireable people for the business.

See you next year. 

The Radio Advertising Bureau with the lovely Clare Bowen.

Jez and Prabs, Creative Directors at AMV, work out how to get to the door without treading on a great idea.

Jez and Prabs with the AMV winners of the week, Becca, Rosanna and Chris.

Mike, at CHI, talking to the girls about his time in the trenches.

Dave Trott Tribute Night at Fallon. Above, Dave's card. A parody of the very first ad Dave wrote at BMP. 
Below, Dave receiving The first ever Watford Award for being a brilliant Watford mentor for over 26 years.

Dave Trott is presented with the first ever Watford Award for outstanding contribution to our course over 26 years.

Fallon. Friday. Full On.

Pete 'Purple' Heyes and Matt Lee, CD's at Burnetts, deep in thought, as ever.
   Who left all this paper on the floor? The Friday critique at Leo  Burnett.

Winners at Leo Burnett.

WCRS Workshop.

The lovely Caroline Tripp and  me at A&E/DDB.

Vikki Maguire, Deputy ECD, entertains and inspires the troops at Grey.
Jamie and Lex Grey Creatives with Sali and Zoe. 
The Round Table at 18ft and Rising.

Watford at Google.

Film Week at McCann.
Joe and Tom win a placement at McCann for their comedy films, 'Bag For Life' and 'Fish Boot'. Add caption
       Brian Tonner wins a packet of pencils and a placement for his film ' MateTexting'.
Ben and Matt. From Watford students to Cannes Lions Winners in less than a year.

Flo Heiss shows the students how to do cool stuff for our Cool Stuff Week at Dare.
Ana and Hermeti, ECD's at Mother run a workshop.
Recruiting some new talented creatives for next year's course.

A happy Irene and Olivia and here is why:

BBH's Nikki Lindman has won more advertising awards than the number of air bubbles in my goldfish bowl. However, she has never forgotten her very first award as a student, The Oven Glove Of Inspiration, for The Watford Campaign Of The Week.

The amazingly witty and erudite Jim Carroll delivers one of the smartest talks of our Watford year at BBH.

Ash and Sara and Tom and Joe are awarded placements at The Barn at BBH. Simon and Manu, The Barn Creative Directors and Peter Wardle the Head of Creative Services head up the picture.

 The Watford Crew and our friends at BBH. I knew I should have used the flash.

 And let's not forget The Duchess Of Crouch End who made a Royal Visit to our Course. Thanks Charlie.
Memories don't leave like people do.
They always stay with you.
Whether they've been good or bad.
They're always something that you had.
Johnny Bristol.1975.