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Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll

Job

President and chief executive

Company

TBWA

Work Telephone

+1 212 804 1414.

Address

488, Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10022

Born

Schenectady, NY.

Career highlights

Walking across Park Avenue 30 years ago, coming back to Chiat\Day.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

I have about 300.

Best thing about your job

Smart people, original ideas.

Worst thing about your job

Greedy, selfish people.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Don't be a jerk.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

Lee Clow. He does what he wants.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Read, go to school to study anthropology.

Your USP?

Life is short but wide.

What would you change about yourself?

Everything and nothing.

Favourite media

Outdoor.

Favourite shop

Home Depot.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

Please.

How many toilets do you own?

Three.

What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Friends.

Lowdown

The sociable and generally hilarious Carroll didn't have much to laugh about in London at the end of 2008. The failed bid to buy Beattie McGuinness Bungay left local management destabilised and the agency is still without a creative chief.


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