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Brendan Tansey

Brendan Tansey

Job

Chief executive

Company

Wunderman

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7611 6666

Address

Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, , NW1 7QP

Born

1965.

Career highlights

Starting my first digital agency in 1995.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Totally screwing up a production job when my boss was away and having to tell the managing director.

Best thing about your job

Variety.

Worst thing about your job

Grievance resolution.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Hire clever people from diverse backgrounds.

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

David Ogilvy – he did it with wit and style.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Nightclub singer.

Your USP?

See it from the other side.

What would you change about yourself?

My need for sleep.

Favourite media

BitTorrent – all that lovely free entertainment.

Favourite shop

Fortnum & Mason.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

My dad's bigger than your dad.

How many toilets do you own?

Three.

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

My bicycle.

Lowdown

Tansey joined Wunderman as the final piece of the agency's managerial line-up, and he wasted no time in immersing himself in its matters. Like many of his peers, the sociable Aussie is obsessed with cycling. More unusual is his knowledge of Russian history.


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