The story so far

1991-2
Watford College

Here I teamed up with Jim Bolton (now ECD of CHI)
http://www.tonycullingham.com/watfordlegends.htm

1993-2001
HHCL

I worked on Britvic (Tango), the AA, Martini, Thomson Holidays, Pot Noodle, ITV, Amazon and Yahoo. I won Cannes gold, D&AD silver (and more) for Blackcurrant Tango 'St George'. The Blackcurrant Tango advert has been voted one of the best 100 commercials of all time and won the best long commercial (1950-2000) voted by Film Four.

I also won D&AD silver for Tango’s sponsorship idents for the Channel 4 TV Show, The Word and won BTA awards for Mercury Communications

During this time I designed the ‘Che Jesus’ poster for the UK churches which has appeared in the National Gallery, the V&A and the Millennium Dome. I  wrote a Ladybird book for the BBC: How it Works – Shopping on the Internet, won the Wrangler Short Film award for Hammerman and set up the idea bank, Idea a Day. I also had a screenplay optioned by Fox Searchlight and presented to Dreamworks and Universal.

Once I had done all this, I set off son a journey of adventure across the USA in my tatty three wheeled steed, the Pig.

2001-2003
Arkwright

This is the agency I started with Jim Bolton. We won a couple of pieces of Unilever business as well as the UK Domino’s Pizza account before realising that running our own company was no fun.

During this time I created Flipside, a TV show that ran for two weeks on Channel 4 and a lot longer on a more obscure digital channel. I created a campaign for the Victoria and George Cross Association and wrote the script for Johnny Hardstaff’s epic D&AD nominated Future of Gaming.

2004-2006
Heresy

At HHCL's integrated offshoot I created TV campaigns for Madame Tussauds and Premier Inn

During this time I repackaged the Four Gospels for the Scottish Bible Society and Mark’s Gospel has sold over 250,000 copies. I also got married and started a rock band: The International Christian Playboys.

2006-2008
Dave

This is the creative brand consultancy arm of the Engine Group (now called Calling Brands) where I was their in-house advertising creative. Here I worked on Jumeirah hotels, Northern Foods, Vertu phones and Cable and Wireless. The campaign I created for Jumeirah won a gold at the World Luxury Awards in 2008.

During this time I wrote songs with Justin Hawkins (ex Darkness) for his new band Hot Leg. I also worked on the Smith 52 book and wrote several chapters for the nostalgic Ladybird annual Boys and Girls.

2008-2012
Iris

I was Associate Creative Director at London's biggest creative agency. I worked on numerous pitches as well as Sony Ericsson and the relaunch of Network Rail's West Coast Main Line. I worked three days a week at iris and often spent the rest of the week at the brand consultancy, Figtree where I helped create advertising for HTC smart phones and BlackBerry.

2012
St Luke's / VCCP / Noah / DDB / Edelman

I was a freelance Creative Director working on easyJet, Texaco, BetVictor, Saga, Carling, Littlewoods, Strongbow, Suzuki, Tele2 and Captain Morgan.

2013-2015
Noah

I was Creative Director working on Suzuki, ECHO, Sylvanian Families, Land Securities, Netplay, Christian Connection and Trivago. Helped win 8 out of 11 pitches, including the pan European launch of the new Suzuki Vitara.

2015-

J Walter Thompson
I joined JWT London in the summer of 2015 and have worked on HSBC, Oxo and the Qatar Financial Centre. I am currently CD for Ribena, Legal & General, Oxo and Shell Aviation.

Extra information

I am featured in the book Brilliant Copywriting (available in WHSmith) and help run a small Baptist Church in Cricklewood.

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