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Grant Millar

Grant Millar

Job

Joint managing director

Company

Vizeum UK

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7379 9000.

Address

Orion House, 5 Upper Saint Martins Lane, London, WC2H 9EA

Born

1st March 1971

Fantasy business partner

Robin Williams. I'm lucky enough to be working with his doppelganger already, and it's great.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

We're relocating to a green building.

Greatest influence

That'll be the wife again.

Clubs

Farnham Squash Club, The Solus Club.

Favourite gadget

USB turntable.

Desert island objects

Solar-powered iPod, palm-oil-driven jet-ski, Bear Grylls' survival manual.

Most-admired politician

Mayor Quimby from The Simpsons. A genius and a man of the people.

Favourite media

Broadsheets, The Week, The Shield, Xfm, music.aol.co.uk.

Biggest risk taken

Something to do with getting my now wife pregnant when we were in our early twenties.

Perfect day

Leaving work having been told all our clients are happy and we've won our last three pitches, home to watch my children playing cricket, then on to a reformed Pixies concert.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Danny DeVito or Peter Lorre.

Career highlights

It's the people. Working with amazing talents clientside, at media owner companies, and at Vizeum. After that, launching broadband in the UK.

Fictional hero

Bear Grylls, now that the Daily Mail has established Born Survivor as a work of fiction. Truly magnetic TV.

Best job outside advertising

Video shop assistant in the late 80s. I have the biggest collection and encyclopaedic knowledge of straight-to-video cult classics. It didn't do Quentin Tarantino any harm.

Lowdown

The more rational half of Vizeum's joint management team alongside Matt Andrews, Millar has set about using his client skills gained at BT to quietly transform Vizeum into a more digital-focused business. In between defending accounts including Coca-Cola and Pernod Ricard, Millar found time to build the agency's search marketing credentials.

Most expensive purchase

My wife has a recurring nightmare that I've bought a pair of trainers for £999.99.

Why are you good at what you do?

I am driven by a morbid fear of failure. And my wife.


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