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Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips


Managing director



Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7612 1200


26 Market Place, London, W1W 8AN


Hope Hospital, Salford.

Career highlights

80s – DDB, Horner Collis & Kirvan. 90s – WM Media, CIA Medianetwork. 1999-date – AAR.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Meeting all the new best friends I made when joining AAR.

Best thing about your job

I look forward to it most days of the year.

Worst thing about your job

I'm playing less golf than ever.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

To think about what's important in their lives and reprioritise.

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

Casting director at the Victoria's Secret catalogue shoot. Do I need to explain?

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Travel, play more golf and try to learn something totally new.

Your USP?

Don't think I have one.

What would you change about yourself?

Two or three inches off the waist.

Favourite media

Books and music.

Favourite shop

Bloomingdale's, New York.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I don't tell big lies; in fact, not even little ones.

How many toilets do you own?


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

Exercise – an hour of \"me time\" every day.


Phillips' name can be expected to soar to the top of every agency's Christmas card list as he prepares to assume the mantle of Martin Jones, the public face of the AAR, who is switching to a part-time role after 12 years. Phillips' 16 years in advertising and media before assuming day-to-day running of the AAR should ensure a seamless transition.

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