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Mark Eaves

Mark Eaves


Managing director


Drum (PHD Media)

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7446 7200


The Telephone Exchange, 5 North Crescent, Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7PH


1976. After a long, hot summer in the womb.

Career highlights

Making brands more entertaining, with Drum doing the making.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Being publicly heckled... by Rolf Harris.

Best thing about your job

Licence to create entertainment.

Worst thing about your job

My messy desk.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

The best people in this industry get overly excited about unlikely things.

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

Terry Wogan. He is the one constant in an ever-changing world.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Star-gaze from the top of a big mountain with my wife.

Your USP?


What would you change about yourself?

My weakness for Carry On films.

Favourite media

The Guardian, 6 Music, AQA, Peep Show, urinal posters.

Favourite shop

One that stocks wine, cheese and Haribo Starmix.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

That you can cut glass with scissors underwater.

How many toilets do you own?

Is that including bidets?

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

The number 73 bus.


It's been a busy time for Eaves, who has combined getting married and renovating his new home with being at the centre of some of the more talked-about content initiatives. His agency was involved in the controversial Home Office-backed Border Control-branded content show on Sky1 that then turned out not be government-funded when Sky handed the money back.

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