Agency: BETC Euro RSCG
Manning Gottlieb OMD
+44 (0)20 7470 5300
Seymour Mews House, 26-37 Seymour Mews, London, W1H 6BN
Being asked by Colin and Nick to help start Manning Gottlieb Media in 1990.
The X Factor.
The Sunday Times.
Virgin Atlantic 25th anniversary.
Apple, innovative simplicity.
Kiefer Sutherland or, at a push, Jimmy Somerville.
Watching Chelsea, more a ritual than a hobby, golf, the odd jog round the park, photography and playing the guitar badly.
A mind-reading device for every teenage boy that goes anywhere near my three daughters.
\"Girls, get off the computer and read a book please...\"
Ffitch's agency has a young, vibrant, energetic spirit that he somehow nurtures despite seeming to be none of these things. His lugubrious demeanour shouldn't fool people, though – underneath lurks a passionate media man with a wickedly dry line in jokes and a commitment to the cause that is beyond question.
1963, Kensington and Chelsea, London.