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Melanie Danks

Melanie Danks

Job

Ad director – Independent and London Evening Standard

Company

Independent Newspapers

Work Telephone

(020) 7005 2103

Address

2 Derry Street, , London, , W8 5HF

E-mail

m.danks@independent.co.uk

Born

1965 – deepest, darkest Essex.

Favourite media

My new favourite TV programme is Grandma's House, Independent (doh), Grazia and bunnyhugs!

Favourite app

Evening Standard.

Favourite recent ad campaign

Orange Mobile (so my husband forgives me for Johnny Depp infatuation).

Three best friends in adland

Alexander Lebedev, Sir Martin Sorrell and Anna Wintour – they just don't know it yet!

Who do you owe most to for your success and why?

Stan Myerson, he gave me unique opportunities.

Greatest extravagance

Horse-riding with my son every week.

Greatest achievement

Working for Stan Myerson for ten years and him not crushing me like a beetle and me not killing him! Oh, and launching OK! USA.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Bora Bora, Johnny Depp, Champagne on tap.


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