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Russell Place

Russell Place

Job

Chief strategy officer

Company

UM

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7073 7239

Address

41 St John’s Square, , London, , EC1M 4EA

E-mail

russell.place@umww.com

Career highlights

Still in the business after 20 years.

Favourite TV programme

The Tudors.

Newspaper

The Sunday Times.

Magazine

A slightly different take on the question, but Radcliffe and Maconie on Radio 2 weeknights.

Website

TWTD.co.uk – those really were the days!

Favourite recent marketing campaign

Computertan.com.

Favourite brand

The BBC, for tangible value over price.

What’s your concession to the recession?

Foreign holidays.

Who would play you in a movie?

Pass.

Party trick

Currently something to do with Cadbury Fingers.

Hobbies

Hobbies?

What gadget do you think should be invented?

A personal Time Warping device, with a Slowmo application.

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

\"I did it my way. No need to reTweet!\"

Lowdown

Place might not be as renowned as he should be outside of his agency but his strategic leadership has helped it to produce top class work for the likes of Jack Daniel's, Microsoft and UPS. No mean feat in the current climate.

Born

Grantham, November 1965.


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