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Nick Theakstone

Nick Theakstone

Job

Chief executive

Company

Group M

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7158 5007

Address

124 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8RX

E-mail

nick.theakstone@groupm.com

Career highlights

Deputy managing director, MediaVest; head of investment, MindShare; chief operating officer and latterly chief executive of GM UK.

Favourite TV programme

Sky Sports News.

Newspaper

Telegraph.

Magazine

Today's Golfer.

Website

Chelsea FC.

Favourite recent marketing campaign

Comparethemarket.com.

Favourite brand

Sky.

What’s your concession to the recession?

Cut back on everything other than school fees.

Who would play you in a movie?

Bruce Willis.

Party trick

Don't get invited to parties.

Hobbies

Family, food, travel and wine.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

Undisclosed.

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

\"Say goodbye to the family.\"

Lowdown

The Group M chief's buying behemoth is not loved by all, but he doesn't care. He's busy seeing through what he calls \"phase two\" for Group M, ie. the Theakstone phase. This involves streamlining and generally being smart, as he insists media trading is not all about price. Quite.

Born

York.


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