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  • ITIAPTWC Episode 69 – Paul Burke on Ageism

    03/05/2021 Duración: 59min

    Good morning. Apologies for the recent silence of this blog. WordPress lost all my data recently, so that had to be sorted out. We got most of it back, but if you’re wondering where a few of the more recent posts have gone, they have vanished into the digishpere, never to return. A shame, as... Read More

  • ITIAPTWC Episode 68 – Anthony Davis

    10/02/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Anthony is many things: comedian, journalist, DJ, presenter, author, pilot, maker of excellent roast potatoes, and, of course my next-door neighbour (find out all about him/hire him here). But he is also a top-level voiceover artist, who has lent his vocal cords to such clients as Nike, Lego, Samsung, Kellog’s and Disney. Here’s his Nike... Read More

  • ITIAPTWC Episode 67 – Tim Lindsay

    12/11/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    So I was watching this video the other day: …and I found myself in violent agreement with everything Tim Lindsay was saying. There are lots of questions advertising has to ask itself right now. The industry is in a state of disrepair: financially straitened, endlessly splintered and trying to find its place at a time... Read More


    02/09/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    The second part of my chat with Paul. iTunes link, Soundcloud link, direct play button:

  • ITIAPTWC Episode 66 Part 1 – Paul Rothwell

    02/09/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    Paul would be far too modes to say this, but if you watched a brilliant ad from the late 1990s to the early 2010s, there’s a decent chance he had something to do with it. As one of the founders of Gorgeous (2.0 – Chris Palmer had already been running a pre-Paul Gorgeous for a... Read More

  • ITIAPTC Episode 65 – Kenny Gravillis

    13/07/2020 Duración: 57min

    I used to collect movie posters. I still have a few favourites, but in the end I ran out of wall space and it seemed a shame to keep so much great stuff rolled up in a cupboard, especially if someone, somewhere might really want that foiled Kill Bill One-Sheet I tracked down, or the... Read More

  • ITIAPTWC Episode 64 – Blackcurrant Tango Client, David Atter.

    29/06/2020 Duración: 59min

    This is the third and final ‘people who were heavily involved in the Blackcurrant Tango ad’ series: my chat with the client, David Atter. (Episode 1 with director Colin Gregg can be found here. Episode 2 with copywriter Chas Bayfield can be found here.) Just in case you’re popping by at some random point in... Read More

  • ITIAPTW Episode 63 – Blackcurrant Tango copywriter, Chas Bayfield.

    24/06/2020 Duración: 01h10min

    This is the second in my series of three posts/podcasts about Blackcurrant Tango, apparently one of the most beloved ads of the last thirty years: You could read the Colin Gregg post, or read this repeat of what I said there: I put this up on LinkedIn and it caused a massive, affectionate response. So... Read More

  • ITIAPTWC Episode 62 – Blackcurrant Tango Director, Colin Gregg

    22/06/2020 Duración: 54min

    I’ve been putting up great ads from the 90s on LinkedIn. It started as a snarky attempt at pointing out how ads used to be better, and that even ads from 20+ years ago would be better than the ‘best’ of today. One of these ads was the wonderful Blackcurrant Tango ad of 1996: It... Read More

  • ITIAPTWC Episode 61 – Stephen Gash

    15/06/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    Stephen was the 25th employee of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, which means he saw it grow from a very good agency to the best in the country in a few short years. After a stint on Audi he became the first account guy on Levi’s, so we talked all about that. If you grew up in... Read More