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Peter Harle

Peter Harle


Executive creative director


Claydon Heeley

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7924 3000.


The Glassmill, 1 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3BZ


4th June 1962

Fantasy business partner

Bill Gates.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I don't really.

Greatest influence

The Benson & Hedges "swimming pool" cinema ad.



Favourite gadget


Desert island objects

iPod, sun cream and a chainsaw.

Most-admired politician

Fidel Castro. He stood up to a superpower.

Favourite media

The Guardian, The Gooner, Tribe, The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show,

Biggest risk taken

Taking the leap from ATL to integrated when it wasn't fashionable.

Perfect day

Watching Arsenal beat Spurs on a sunny day.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Marlon Brando.

Career highlights

Twelve award-winning years at TBWA\London, and then helping Claydon Heeley to the Direct Agency of the Year accolade in 2004.

Fictional hero


Best job outside advertising

Learning how to pick locks as a trainee locksmith.


After the departure of Harle's creative partner this year, it remains to be seen if Harle will sink or swim on his own. The agency's creative output has taken a dip of late, so he'll need to take a firm grip on the reins in order to turn it around.

Most expensive purchase

My wife's car.

Why are you good at what you do?

Being good with people and recognising a great idea when I see one.

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