Agency: Wieden & Kennedy
Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York
+1 212 812 6575.
32 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10013
1st January 1951
I can't imagine improving on my partners in BBH.
Ultimately, volunteer work for Scenic Hudson will probably have a greater impact than any other activity. In practical terms, I take advantage of New York's great mass transit system and drive very little now.
Rugby taught me the power of teamwork, focus and fast adaptation to changing circumstances.
The Yale Club NYC.
An mp3 player loaded with country music and The Grateful Dead, a map of the constellations and a book of Yeats' poetry.
John F Kennedy, hands down. He asked us to aspire, to follow our best instincts and apply moral principles to social issues.
The Economist, Scientific American, Boston Legal, XM Satellite Radio, wikipedia.
In conventional terms, starting an agency is a big risk. But the more profound risks are in the relationships that are most important to us as partners and parents. Parenthood, in particular, is a daily walk on a pretty challenging tightrope.
Usually Tuesday. Fridays are often a lot of fun as well.
I would be flattered if Samuel L Jackson took the role.
Ogilvy New York, 1980 to 1992; Co-founder and chief executive, Merkley Newman Harty, 1992 to 2001; Plus Consulting Group, 2003 to 2004, BBH, 2005 to present day; White House Fellow (FBI), 1983-84.
I was a cowboy on a yearling steer ranch in the Colorado mountains. Three hundred head of cattle, 1,800 acres, a couple of horses and a lot of fence to mend.
The self-confessed country music nut had exactly the right sort of pedigree to steer BBH's course in New York, and following its early jitters, he has now managed to get the company on a smoothly successful streak.
I had to buy a new suit a year ago.
I work in a team of very talented people.