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Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Job

Headof digital (creative)

Company

Beattie McGuinness Bungay

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7632 0400.

Address

16 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AU

Fantasy business partner

Charlemagne.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I have stopped smoking.

Greatest influence

My family.

Clubs

Manchester City Football Club, D&AD, The Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society, RSA, Facebook, LinkedIn.

Favourite gadget

Charles Babbage's The Difference Engine.

Desert island objects

Riva Aquarama?er, that's all.

Most-admired politician

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin. Best delivery of a viral idea. Ever.

Favourite media

The Times, Monkey, whatever's on my Sky+, Radio 4, stumbleupon.com (but it changes daily).

Biggest risk taken

At the time, switching from writing 30s or 60s to banners.

Perfect day

Tomorrow.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Someone younger, thinner and prettier.

Career highlights

First creative directorship in 1996; first truly interactive TV ad in the world in 2003; first gold Lion in 2003; first Pencil in 2004; first agency to run in 2006; first time in Campaign's Top Ten Digital Talent in 2006; first time in The A List in 2007.

Fictional hero

Hiro Protagonist.

Best job outside advertising

Forklift truck driver. Enormous diesel Caterpillar with no brakes. Good training for digital.

Lowdown

Williams will be one of the most important cogs in the machine as BMB's pledge to be anything but traditional starts winning the agency more business.

Most expensive purchase

An island. Sadly, only in Second Life.

Why are you good at what you do?

I am comfortable with ambiguity.


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