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Mark Whelan

Mark Whelan


Partner and creative director


Cake Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7307 3100.


10 Stephen Mews, London, W1T 1AG


4th November 1966

Fantasy business partner

Sam Giancana.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I travelled each and ev'ry highway.

Greatest influence

Ketel One Vodka.


Favourite gadget

The cocktail stick.

Desert island objects

The Cruz Sisters and a hypnotic watch.

Most-admired politician

Lembit Opik. He's a brave man.

Favourite media

Manchester Evening News, Granada Reports, Key 103,

Biggest risk taken

I'm sure you knew, I bit off more than I could chew.

Perfect day

See "desert island" question below.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Tom Cruise. Height-casting.

Career highlights

Too few to mention.

Fictional hero

Tom Cruise he's not real, right?

Best job outside advertising

Cake. We don't do advertising.


Cake's Peter Pan-like creative director and co-founder still likes to cut a dash in London's swankiest bars and clubs. One of adland's more eligible bachelors, although an interest in Boston terriers and Las Vegas would be an advantage on that front.

Most expensive purchase

Vegas. Not really a purchase, more of a loss.

Why are you good at what you do?

I state my case, of which I'm certain.

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