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Rob Forshaw

Rob Forshaw

Job

Partner

Company

Grand Union

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7908 0700

Address

Moray House, 23-31 Great Titchfield Street, London, , W1W 7PA

E-mail

robf@thegrandunion.com

Career highlights

Graduate and later account director, Saatchi & Saatchi 1990-95; group director, M&C Saatchi 1995-98; client services director, Wieden & Kennedy 1998-2000; Grand Union 2000-2009.

Favourite TV programme

I am currently liking The X Factor.

Newspaper

Toss-up between The Guardian and The Telegraph on Saturday which signals the start of my weekend (not that I get time to read it).

Magazine

The Wire.

Website

Amazon (I like buying things at midnight after a beer and then the package arriving quite unexpectedly).

Favourite recent marketing campaign

I like anything with a meerkat in it.

Favourite brand

Pinarello, the make of my bike. It nearly once killed me, but we have since made up.

What’s your concession to the recession?

Worrying.

Who would play you in a movie?

Someone vain, deluded and not very good.

Party trick

I can flip over 50 beermats in one hand and catch them (I don't get invited to many parties).

Hobbies

Professional road-cycling, watching or riding.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

The PowerPoint presentation generator app, that creates original, brilliant thinking at the touch of a button.

You’ve got one last Tweet before you die. What do you Tweet?

\"Direct Message @god re: heaven, any chance you could re-consider? ;-).\"

Lowdown

The usually ebullient Forshaw will have started this year hoping it would be better than last, which was mainly taken up with recovering from a series of unfortunate incidents including a house fire and a bike crash. It's a shame for such a brilliant planning brain that his agency, Grand Union, is looking more like an e-commerce shop than an ad business these days.

Born

Stockport, 1967.


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