Board of Trustees
Founder / Executive Producer
Laura Gregory has worked in production for her whole career and founded Great Guns, headquartered in London with offices in the US, Prague, and Asia.
Recent awards include:
Gold Lions 2006. AppealNow 'Kicking', 'Bingo'
Campaign BIG Award 2009 Gold Interactive Nike T90 'Tour'
AICP 2010 Gold Volvo, 'Stormy Night',
Golden Drum 2010 Grand Prix Volvo 'Blind Preview
Sharks 2010, Gold, 3 Bronze Nike 'Air' Volvo 'Blind Preview'
Gold Lion 2010 for GreatGunsUSA/Droga5's V Australia '4320 LA/SYD'
LIAA 2011, 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, 6 Bronzes, Nike 'Air' and BBC 'Local Radio'
BTAA 2011 Gold, One Show Gold, Epica Gold, Nike 'Air'.
D&AD Pencil 2011 BBC 'Local Radio'.
Beyond advertising, Laura produced four films including 1994 Cult Classic 'Split Second', starring Rutger Hauer and Kim Cattrall.
In 2011 she served on the Cannes Lions Craft jury and the APA 100 Jury. She is a part of the LIZH Mentoring scheme.
She plays bongos and golf badly and is learning to jive.
Standing for D&AD Executive Elections 2011. Category - Other creative industries.
what years do you appear in the annual?
1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
indicate your key areas of interest in the creative industries and how you want to support D&AD's aims and ambitions.
New blood is my mantra. Without a constant turnover of fresh talent and ideas we stagnate and atrophy sets in. I have always been known to discover new talent and tirelessly promote and help it shine and find a place in the world of content. I'm looking forward to having a voice and putting my energy into all the current D&AD opportunities related to education and the development of new creative talent and hopefully suggesting some new ideas into the mix
why should I vote for you?
Anyone who knows me or my reputation knows I am a worker and dedicated to this industry. If the D&AD is to continue to grow it needs the people who do. Not people who talk about doing.
which piece of creative work do you wish you'd done and why?
Nike 'Write The Future' . It's epic in idea, scale and bravery.
who has inspired you most in your career?
All the great creative thinkers I meet on a daily basis.
what do you know now that you wish you'd known at the start of your career.
Nothing, I never look back.
what has been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
Never to settle for less than the best you can give.
can you tell us about the best moment of your career so far?
4 yellow pencils in 1996 for Guess is high up the list but aside from the obvious award highs being asked in 2011 to mentor for LIZH, join the Cannes Craft Jury and stand for this role on behalf of D&AD means someone out there believes I have shown dedication and value to our industry.
recommend a book, a film and an artist that you think every creative should experience.
Dracula by Bram Stoker, 'Being There' directed by Hal Ashby, Daido Moriyama photographer