“You’re from Enfield. You should be putting up the adverts, not writing them” said Andy’s Mum, many moons ago.
Eventually advertising found a place for Andy. That place happened to be DDB during one of its golden eras. He played absolutely no role in the agency’s greatness, but created work he and his VW, Walkers and Marmite clients still love to this day.
Soon after Fallon set up in London and made Andy its first creative. Whilst there he wrote populist work for the BBC, Skoda, Sony and Timex. This time however playing an integral part in creating a golden era for the agency.
He later moved on to what became his spiritual home - Mother. Where he worked on Stella Artois, Coca Cola and managed to grow and win - awards, plaudits, effectiveness, you name it he won it. The “dehydrated-noodle-double” being a particular highlight when he managed to create iconic work for both Pot Noodle AND Supernoodles. All the while creating work that made himself proud, his Mum smile and Britain think again.
His next step across London was to become ECD of Saatchi & Saatchi. Where he worked on HSBC, Direct Line, Visa, Toyota, Carlsberg and many others. He famously launched the new brand EE after the merger of Orange and T-Mobile.
Since late 2017 Andy has been the CCO of TBWA\London. As part of a new leadership team tasked with bringing The Disruption Company back with a bang.
During his time, he’s won 19 pencils at D&AD, except the award he’s most proud of is this recognition from his Mum:
“I hate adverts. Apart from the adverts Andy does” she said very recently.