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Charlie Makin

Charlie Makin


Chief strategy officer


Arena Media

Work Telephone

(020) 7182 6400


247, Tottenham Court Road, London, , W1T 7QX



8 March 1960, London.

Favourite media

Later With Jools, Sky Sports, The Indepedent,,,, The Week, Absolute Radio, Radio 5 Live.

Favourite app


Favourite recent ad campaign

Thomas Cook's ad with the Redknapps.

Three best friends in adland

I couldn't possibly answer, I would hate to disappoint anyone by leaving them out.

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

People like Chris Ingram and John Perriss who drove the separation of media and forced it to be taken seriously (although I think there needs to be a new model now).

Greatest extravagance

Musical instruments.

Greatest achievement

Professionally, starting and building a successful agency. Personally, playing the guitar and piano.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Having roast chicken at the end of a busy weekend with my wife and the children.

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