Elephant and Castle
London, England SE1 6SB

"John started in advertising as a junior Art Director at Benton and Bowles, London in 1965. He almost finished in advertising 18 months later, when they fired him. He joined a small Soho agency, John Collings & Partners, going places. They did - out of town. In 1967 he joined the Cramer Saatchi consultancy which became Saatchi & Saatchi in 1970, where he was a founding shareholder. One year later he was appointed Deputy Creative Director. John left in 1973 to co-found TBWA, London as Creative Director. The agency was the first to be voted Campaign magazine's Agency of the Year in 1980. In 1982, John left to start Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Four years later, in 1986, BBH was voted Campaign magazine's Agency of the Year and won the title again in 1993, 2003, 2004 and 2005. BBH Worldwide was voted Campaign magazine's first ever Network of the Year in 2004.

John's industry awards include two D&AD Golds and six Silvers, Cannes Golds and Silvers, and British Television Gold and Silvers. He was awarded the D&AD President's Award for outstanding achievement in the advertising industry. In 2005, the International Clio Awards awarded John with the Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding achievement in the industry. In the same year he was inducted into The One Club of New Yorks Creative Hall of Fame. In 2007, John received a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours for services to advertising."

Tickets are £5 (£3 for UAL students and staff with valid ID cards) cash only on the door -- tickets include a beer after the lecture.

Official Website: http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/

Added by nico_macdonald on November 8, 2007