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David Eastman

David Eastman

Job

Chief executive

Company

Republic Family

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7942 0008

Address

The Glassmill, 1 Battersea Bridge Road, London, , SW11 3BZ

Born

On the day Martin Luther King Jr delivered his \"I have a dream\" speech.

Career highlights

Music, finance, acting, internet.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Pouring an entire drink over myself when an important casting director asked me the time.

Best thing about your job

The tempo.

Worst thing about your job

Pompous people.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Be kind to everybody. You never know who may be on the jury at your trial.

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

Andy Hobsbawm. He's the loveliest and brightest person I know (but mostly because I'd get his Gibson ES-330).

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Go here (www.ulpotha.com) and write the novel.

Your USP?

Grace under pressure.

What would you change about yourself?

I'd like to be a fraction shorter.

Favourite media

Cinema.

Favourite shop

Kilgour.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

Tricky, they've all been pretty big.

How many toilets do you own?

Why, you selling some?

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

My Arsenal season ticket.

Lowdown

Eastman's task was to bring the Zulu network forward, and 2008 saw the former Agency.com chief executive do just that. By plugging himself into the powers that be at Omnicom, Eastman was instrumental in scrapping the Zulu brand, severing ties with Claydon Heeley, and rebranding the network as Republic Family. He's also the only man you'll ever meet who will order an egg-white omelette.


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