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John O'Keeffe

John O'Keeffe


Executive creative director


Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7734 1677.


60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS


9th November 1961

Fantasy business partner

Tatyana Yeltsin.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

Boats, trains and automobiles.

Greatest influence

Paul Weller.



Favourite gadget


Desert island objects

Guitar, piano and a satellite phone.

Most-admired politician

Ed Balls, for not changing his name.

Favourite media

The Guardian, Q, Heroes, Radio 4, whatcar.

Biggest risk taken


Perfect day

Manchester United or Chelsea 0, Arsenal 4.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Laurence Olivier or Bruce Willis.

Career highlights

Executive creative director, BBH.

Fictional hero

John McClane.

Best job outside advertising

Petrol pump attendant.


As well as bedding down clients, the dry-witted O'Keeffe has been busy hiring (and promoting) within his creative department, leading to one of the agency's most prolific years, workwise, since its inception.

Most expensive purchase

Grand piano.

Why are you good at what you do?

That's the way God made me.

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