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Adam Kean

Adam Kean


Joint executive creative director


Publicis UK

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7935 4426


82 Baker Street, London, W1U


Lunchtime, about 1.30pm.

Career highlights

Le Creuset, Habitat, Army. Agency of the Year at Cannes 1996. D&AD 1997 was nice too.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

I got very hot in a presentation recently. I just started to sweat and couldn't stop. I was dripping on to the work.

Best thing about your job

That it rarely feels like a job.

Worst thing about your job

Blah blah blah.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Don't sweat it.

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

I've been thinking a lot about Paul Arden recently. A very generous man.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Go on a long walk. Write something. Play some cricket. Watch the Lions in South Africa.

Your USP?

What a horrible thought.

What would you change about yourself?

My stomach springs to mind. But I can't be arsed.

Favourite media, The Guardian, The Spectator, Sky+, Radio 4.

Favourite shop

There's a guy called Ali who runs The Curtain Shop in W3. A real gent. He makes great blinds, and won't charge a penny more than he thinks they're worth.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I'll feel fine in the morning.

How many toilets do you own?


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



Kean has a massive year in front of him as he and the rest of the fledgling senior management team continue to try to turn around Publicis' London office. Great creative work must be top of the agenda.

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