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Nick Manning

Nick Manning


Chief executive

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7470 7116.


26th January 1957


Who Killed The Zutons? by The Zutons.


The A-List, of course.

Breakfast radio show


Career history

1980 Chris Ingram Associates, trainee, 1990 Manning Gottlieb Media, co-founder, 2004 OMD UK Group, CEO.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times.

Everyone's saying

Manning, thoughtful and exacting, announced his resignation from OMD this year, though he won't be leaving until early next. His departure has made room for the promotion of internal talent, but leave OMD looking a little short on seasoned executives.


Wife, Sarah; three sons, James (15), Alex (14), Henry (eight).

Favourite ad

Nike poster: '1966 was a great year for English football'.

Favourite technology

My iMac G4.

Greatest achievement

Professionally, Manning Gottlieb.

Magazine (pleasure)

The Spectator.

Magazine (professional)

Campaign (is there any other!).

Most humbling experience

Losing any pitch.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Sir Richard Branson.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer.

TV programme

Spaced (when it's on!).


Fulham FC.

What car do you own

Citroen DS EFi Pallas (1974).

What principle defines your working life

Happy people make work fun and maximise profit.

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