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London Agency Visits

In November, MA Creative Advertising students visited several agencies in London for an insight into the advertising industry and to meet and hear from Falmouth University Alumni about how to end  up working in advertising. We went to two agencies a day – some big, some small, some kind of mid-sized. All interesting.


BBH // Alumni Lambros Charalambous & Felipe Guimaraes / Class of 2010

Karmarama // Alumni Rachel Holding / Class of 2010


WCRS (Engine) // Alumni Tom Dixon & Jo Griffin / Class 0f 2014

Grey // Alumni Sander Vos / Class of 2012 & Joe Arnold Class of 2015


The Corner // Alumni Jack Denyer / Class of 2013

McCann // Alumni Dom Butler / Class of 2012


Mother // Alumni Hannah Tarpey / Class of 2012


Publicis // Senior Creative Team Ben Smith & Dan Kennard & Creative Director Richard Baynham


M&C Saatchi // Executive Creative Director Mark Goodwin & Creative Liam Campbell

Ogilvy // Creatives Ran Stallard & Max Maclean


London Study Week – Day 4

Thursday – and we set off for Great Portland Street where Engine reside. The main part of the Engine group is the agency WCRS, founded by the charismatic Robin Wight way back in 1979.

WCRS reception
Chrome pillar at WCRS reception

We were met by our grads Tom and Jo. They’ve been doing unbelievably well there since graduating in 2014 – winning impossible numbers of awards for their ‘Missing Type’ idea for National Blood Week (see earlier blog). We’re very proud of these two, needless to say. They introduced us to their ECD Ross Neil. Ross gave a highly entertaining and very full-on presentation, illustrated by some hilarious animated gifs, followed by a quick-fire Q&A.

Tom Jo
Tom and Jo
Ross Neill
Ross Neill

Then it was time for a quick bite to eat and off up the road to Fallon’s offices to meet our grad from 2011/12, Caitlin. She’s now working at Saatchi & Saatchi after a spell at the Body Shop as a copywriter. All of Saatchi’s boardrooms were booked out for client presentations, which is why we were at their affiliate agency, Fallon. Caitlin gave us a very helpful talk and was joined by one of the mid-weight teams there – Ben and Jenny, who talked about the various advantages of working at a big-name agency like Saatchi’s. They also promised to give the class a brief to work on, which they said they’d come down and crit next term. Excellent!

Saatchi Saatchi
Saatchi & Saatchi