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Jeremy Thorpe-Woods

Jeremy has been a planner for over 20 years in a career that started at Ogilvy, then through Lowes, AMV.BBDO, Leagas Delaney and Saatchi. Most recently Jeremy has been working at Publicis as the Planning Director on Cadbury, where he re-launched Cadbury Crème Egg and brought Wispa back from the 80’s. Alongside his work for Cadbury he was Worldwide Strategic Leader on Zurich Financial Services. He then returned to Ogilvy to be part of the set-up of The Blue Hive, a fully integrated communications agency (comprising, Ogilvy, Wunderman and Mindshare) for Ford.

Jeremy was the strategic force behind a number of renowned campaigns including: Guinness ‘Good things come to those who wait’(Surfer, Swimmer and Snails) at AMV:BBDO, the iconic Smirnoff ‘through the bottle campaign’ while at Lowes, Toyota’s “A car to be proud of”,  and the worldwide ‘You find the colour we’ll match it’ campaign for Dulux again at AMV:BBDO.

He has been lucky enough to have worked at great agencies, and has partnered some of the worlds’ most formidable creative talents, Tom Carty, Walter Campbell and David Abbott (at AMV) Tim Delaney (at Leagas Delaney) and more recently Dave Droga (while at Saatchi).

However Jeremy would say his greatest achievement is outside work. He is a father of five (not all things are well planned) and is resolute in his determination to find some peace and quiet for the odd hour at the weekends … So far he has been unsuccessful.