Author Archives: Paul

All Change at Virgin Atlantic?

Steve Ridgway leaves the airline after 27 years, just two years less than the first flight to New York in June 1984. I had the pleasure of working with Steve briefly when we produced the first advertising campaign for Upper … […]

Christmas advertising is wearing thin and it’s still November!

Suffering with a bout of seasonal cold I’ve had more than my fair share of TV over the last week as I have been lying prone on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. My fill of Christmas ads has just … […]

Throw away brand assets

I have been very tempted to stick my chin out several times on a topic I always find curious and surprising;  it’s when a major brand drops a famous creative asset for something different and not related to the past. … […]


A senior account man was on the way to an important new business pitch when his car gave up the ghost and stopped. He called the client to be told if he didn’t make the appointed time his agency would … […]

Ageism in advertising

I don’t mean in the content of advertising, I’m more interested in the challenges of  age in terms of careers and employment.  It is a real issue but one that is never discussed or acknowledged. I was paired up with … […]