Agency: BETC Euro RSCG
9th June 1943
Lots of little things, nothing clever.
My father (for better or worse).
Woking FC, MGGB, Pi Capital, E100, Solus.
My bottle opener.
A pad and a pen, a mobile phone recharged by solar power, an instruction manual on building boats out of sand.
Winston Churchill. He was an egotistical, eccentric, obstinate, multi-talented visionary.
The Times, Christie's Magazine, Sky Sports, Classic FM, wokingfc.co.uk.
Taking the grandchildren away for the weekend.
Bit of advising people I like, a bit of connecting; a bit of pro bono; a bit of LBS brain-stretching, then create a smart business-building opportunity and take a piece of it, then retire to watch a Western with a good bottle of wine.
1) Messenger. 2) Ad agencies. 3) Media agencies. 4) Brand consultancy. 5) Free agent.
Should be Superman, but it's Inspector Rebus.
There aren't any. I gab about them incessantly.
The best (and worst) is chairing Woking FC.
The grandfather of media had high ambitions for his strategic marketing agency, but found that clients were not as enthusiastic about paying for upstream advice as he'd hoped. Calling it a day was probably one of the toughest decisions in Ingram's illustrious career, but don't expect him to head for retirement any time soon.
The Elizabeth Frink sculpture, "Walking Madonna".
I join up the dots very quickly.