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Hugh Burkitt

Hugh Burkitt

Job

Chief executive

Company

The Marketing Society

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 8973 1352.

Address

1 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0AR

Born

24th April 1945

Album

Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss sung by Jessye Norman.

Book

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Unilever trainee; adperson agency boss; Marketing Society chief executive.

Daily newspaper

The Guardian.

Everyone's saying

Burkitt's success at keeping the Marketing Society contemporary and relevant belies his old school charm and impeccable manners. During the coming year he'll doubtless want to extend the influence of the Panoramic Group, which he helped form to champion marketing's role in UK business.

Family

Wife Jan, four sons and one daughter.

Favourite ad

Volkswagen 'funeral'.

Favourite technology

The Dyson dual cyclonic vacuum cleaner.

Greatest achievement

Creatinga successful independent advertising agency.

Magazine (pleasure)

Private Eye.

Magazine (professional)

Marketing.

Most humbling experience

Being fired by Interpublic in 1981.

Most-admired entrepreneur

James Dyson.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer.

TV programme

The Simpsons.

Website

Fulham FC.

What car do you own

Mercedes E-Class estate.

What principle defines your working life

Do as you would be done by.


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