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Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison


I don't work

Work Telephone

See above.


16th April 1956

Fantasy business partner

See above.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

My what?

Greatest influence

David Ogilvy.



Favourite gadget

Since I'm writing this mid-flight, the engines on the A320 Airbus.

Desert island objects

A helicopter, a motor launch and someone who could drive both.

Most-admired politician

Rudy Giuliano, for reclaiming New York's streets and setting an example during 9/11.

Favourite media

The Daily Telegraph, World Soccer, The Sopranos, BBC World Service,

Biggest risk taken

I once jumped off a moving train.

Perfect day

Spent out of earshot of English people.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

George Clooney. No, make that Rosemary Clooney.

Career highlights

Creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Direct, co-founder and creative partner at HPT Brand Response and at Harrison Troughton Wunderman.

Fictional hero

Axel Heyst from Conrad's Victory.

Best job outside advertising

Wunderman's worldwide creative director.


There's no denying that Harrison's enigmatic presence in the direct marketing industry has been missed since his departure from HTW. But by all accounts, this is not the last we'll see of Harrison. Rumours are rife about a potential book in the offing, but who knows which of Harrison's fascinations will make the cut: the Italian-American Mafia or creativity in direct marketing? Watch this space.

Most expensive purchase

A 2,700-year-old Phoenician ring.

Why are you good at what you do?

I can concentrate better than most people.

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