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David Pattison

David Pattison


Outgoing chief executive


PHD Network

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7446 0555.


5 North Crescent, Chenies Street, London, WC1E


22nd June 1956


Of all time, Wishbone Ash by Argus. Recently, Simple Things by Zero 7.


London A-Z.

Breakfast radio show

Jonathan Ross on Radio 2 (I have breakfast late on Saturday).

Career history

1974-1990: Various agencies ending up at WCRS as joint media director. 1990 to date: PHD.

Daily newspaper

Saturday Guardian.

Everyone's saying

Pattison's tenure as president of the IPA has coincided with the global roll-out of the PHD network. After false starts in the past, Pattison's energy has resulted in PHD's offices appearing in most major markets. Having tendered his resignation in November, the big question is where will he turn up next?


Three sons - Tom,Sam and Joe.

Favourite ad

Of all time: Fiat 'robots'. Past ten years: Sony 'balls'.

Favourite technology

Currently, my new mobile phone.

Greatest achievement

Being a dad.

Magazine (pleasure)

Sports Illustrated.

Magazine (professional)

Campaign, obviously.

Most humbling experience

Being a dad.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Anyone who has the balls to do it for themselves.

Sunday newspaper

The New York Sunday Times.

TV programme

The West Wing (RIP).


What car do you own

Maserati Gran Sport.

What principle defines your working life

Always work with people who push you very hard.

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