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Philip Almond

Philip Almond

Job

Marketing director

Company

Diageo

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7927 4500.

Address

Lakeside Drive, Park Royal, London, NW10 7HQ

Born

1962

Career highlights

Started at Ogilvy & Mather, flirted with arts administration, CLK brand development consultancy, MBA at London Business School, IDV and Diageo for the past 14 years, working on a variety of brands and businesses around the world – including a stretch at Burger King.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

At O&M, asking an old man in a shabby raincoat who he was and what he was doing. It was an elderly David Ogilvy dropping in for the day.

Best thing about your job

The brands and the team.

Worst thing about your job

Too much to do, too little time.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Go with your instinct.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

Honestly, I wouldn't swap places with anyone right now.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Go around North America in a Winnebago with my wife, Kate.

Your USP?

Marketing with humility and integrity.

What would you change about yourself?

Be reincarnated as Danny Cipriani.

Favourite media

bbc.co.uk, Channel 4, Netvibes.

Favourite shop

Apple Store.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

Saying I want to be reincarnated as Danny Cipriani.

How many toilets do you own?

Four

What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Food, drink and shelter.

Lowdown

To some, marketing the likes of Guinness and Baileys is a dream job – not just for the love of the products, but for the huge ad budgets they command. Yet, there's a downside. Almond is battling with calls for a pre-watershed ban on alcohol advertising and tax increases to curtail binge-drinking. It's a tough job, but Almond is known for his steady hand.


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