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John Teal

John Teal

Job

Art director

Company

McCann London

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7938 6458

Address

Communications House, 7-11 Herbrand Street, London, , WC1N 1EX

Born

30th April 1955

Career highlights

Keeping my job for so long.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Too many to count.

Best thing about your job

The people.

Worst thing about your job

Can't think of anything that's worth moaning about.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Kiss as many trade journalists' arses as early in your career as you can.

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

David Emin's scriptwriter – if he can get away with murder, then there's hope for all of us.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

The way the market is at the time of filling this in (August 2008), I might actually be on one at time of publication!

Your USP?

About two megabytes – sorry, I thought you said USB.

What would you change about yourself?

How much time have you got?

Favourite media

Press, cinema, press, radio, press.

Favourite shop

John Lewis, Kingston.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

That if ever invited to be in The A List, I'd tell Campaign to shove it.

How many toilets do you own?

Eh?

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

London Pride and The Sopranos boxset.

Lowdown

Guy Zitter's faithful lieutenant was rewarded towards the end of the year with a new role across both the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday after Zitter was promoted to group managing director. Direct and to the point, Teal is also a good networker.


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