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Simon Marshall

Simon Marshall

Job

Chief executive

Company

Publicis Dialog

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7830 3394.

Address

82 Baker Street, London, W1U 6AE

Born

4th February 1961

Album

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti.

Book

Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Captain, British Army, 1983-1987. Account manager, Macalister & Co, 1987-2001. Account director, Cramm Francis Woolf, 2001-2004. Vice-president, Carlson, 1994-1996. Board account director, GGT Direct, 1996-1998. Client director, OgilvyOne, 1998-2000. Managing director then chief executive, Publicis Dialog, 2000 to date.

Daily newspaper

The Times, Evening Standard.

Everyone's saying

With Dennis Kerslake's return to Dialog as chairman, it'll be crowded at the helm of the agency going forward.

Family

Married; children Susie (20), Sam (17), Poppy (15), two dogs, one cat.

Favourite ad

Guinness - any of the Rutger Hauer series.

Favourite technology

BlackBerry (also least favourite).

Greatest achievement

Publicis Dialog.

Magazine (professional)

Marketing Week, Campaign, New Media Age.

Most humbling experience

Two weeks after leaving the Army as a captain, my first job as an account executive at Macalisters was to take the Christmas card catalogue around to every single PA at Shell and take their orders.

Most-admired entrepreneur

John Cauldwell.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

I'd like to be cooler about this but my children know it's Time Team.

Website

bbc.co.uk

What car do you own

Renault - Laguna estate and Clio.

What principle defines your working life

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


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