INSPIRING MINDS
in conversation with British advertising legends

  

Click below to discover the stories behind some of Britain’s most
famous ads as told by some of the Inspiring Minds who were
involved in writing, planning, filming, directing, researching,
producing and selling them in the early days of Commercial TV.

Conversations with Martin Boase, Hugh Hudson, Judie Lannon,
Sir Frank Lowe, Sir Alan Parker, Jeremy Sinclair and Dave Trott bring
the archive to life with an aim to inspire, educate and entertain
across the generations.

Keep checking the website as more clips will be added ‘til the end
of 2018 with more interviews with the Inspiring Minds on a variety
of subjects including Early Inspirations, Account Planning, CDP, BMP,
Saatchis and the Digital Future.

We are very grateful to all interviewees for their valuable contribution
to this project.

Find out more about the Inspiring Minds featured in the project:

               
 

Sir Alan Parker CBE

 

Dave Trott


 Hugh Hudson


Martin Boase

Judie Lannon Jeremy Sinclair  Sir Frank Lowe  

Born, 1944,
London

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Born, 1947,
Barking, Essex

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Born, 1936,
London

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Born, 1932,
Sheffield

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Born, 1938, Erie,
Pennsylvania 

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Born, 1946,
Newcastle

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Born 1941,
Manchester 

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TAKING ON THIRD WORLD DEBT

During the late 1980s Oxfam called ad agencies to a briefing on the Third World crisis. They confirmed the main cause of infant mortality was the lack of care caused by having to repay interest on debts that couldn’t be repaid. Dave Trott was at that briefing. What he did next had a life changing effect...



  

AMERICAN INFLUENCES ON BRITISH ADVERTISING

Advertising in the States in the early '60s was really leading the way with the creative revolution and traditional styles and formats being discarded in favour of the "new advertising" designed to win over this new consumer society.

Dave Trott as an East Ham art student and a young Frank Lowe leaving his job as Post Room boy at JWT London, headed to New York to sample it first hand whilst Martin Boase and Alan Parker got to work with Americans in London. 



  
  

POLITICS

Find out more from HAT’s Inspiring Minds about their experiences working on political campaigns.



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EARLY DAYS & ASPIRATIONS

Find out more from HAT’s Inspiring Minds about their early days and what set them on their own unique paths to success in the industry.


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THE ADS 


  

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