The A List: (Part 1 of 11)

A Airey, Dawn Job: Managing director, Sky Networks. Company: BSkyB, Grant Way, Isleworth,Middlesex TW7. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7705 3131. Born: 15 November 1960. Place of birth: Preston, Lancashire. Lives: Oxford; Chiswick, London. Family: Partner, cats, ducks. What's been your best career move?: Hopefully, still to come. Describe yourself in three words: Fiesty, fair, fun. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Ivy. What is your media diet?: Coronation Street, anything from HBO, Nip/Tuck, Sky News, Big Brother, anything with Simon Cowell. What is your favourite brand?: Cadbury. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Peugeot 1007. What objects do you always carry with you?: Credits cards, mobile phone, BlackBerry, Evian. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Anyone with the surname Murdoch. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: TR. What makes you angry?: Rudeness. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Uma Thurman (in my dreams). Where will you be in ten years' time?: F... knows. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Must all this aching go to make dust. Lowdown: Airey has been at Sky for two years now, but one gets the sense that her progress has been held back by the local culture. She is said to have been keen on the Channel 4 chief executiveship, but a lack of encouragement from the broadcaster put her off the notion. Alberts, David Job: Chairman and executive creative director, Grey London. Company: Grey London, 215-227 Great Portland Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7413 2546. Born: 3 July 1964. Place of birth: Sydney, Australia. Lives: St John's Wood, London. Other details: Undisclosed. Lowdown: It has been a frustrating period for Alberts. Grey's conservative client list doesn't like creative quantum leaps and more adventurous prospects were reluctant to consider it while the network's future was being resolved. And the frustration didn't end there - Alberts had to hobble around Cannes on crutches last year having injured himself playing football with his son. Aldridge, Steve Job: Creative partner, Partners Andrews Aldridge. Company: Partners Andrews Aldridge, 20 Soho Square, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7478 2100. Born: 14 April 1964. Place of birth: Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Lives: Queen's Park,London Family: Undisclosed. What's been your best career move?: Starting an agency. Describe yourself in three words: Good, quick, expensive. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Yo! Sushi. What is your media diet?: Xfm, Radio 5 Live, The Guardian, Sky+, GQ, The Week. What is your favourite brand?: International Watch Co. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Tsunami Appeal Helpline. What objects do you always carry with you?: Pilot's watch. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Peter Saville. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Life is too short to work with loathsome people. What makes you angry?: The Congestion Charge. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Pablo Picasso. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Painting in Cornwall. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: That's all, folks! Lowdown: Aldridge, who has recently moved from Notting Hill, owns a collection of classic cars including a 1968 Mercedes 280 SL and a 1966 Triumph R4 A. An enigmatic character, he is beginning to sound like DM's very own Jay Kay. He recently enrolled in a life-drawing course at St Martin's College. Alexander, Helen Job: Chief executive, The Economist Group. Company: The Economist Group, 25 St James's Street, London SW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7830 7001. Born: 10 February 1957. Place of birth: Geneva, Switzerland. Lives: Camden Town, London. Family: Husband; three children. What's been your best career move?: Starting as a salesperson. Describe yourself in three words: Not a pushover. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Avenue. What is your media diet?: The Economist. What is your favourite brand?: The Economist. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Patek Philippe. What objects do you always carry with you?: Passport. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Cilla Snowball, Michael Baulk, Farah Ramzan Golant. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Haven't got loathsome people. What makes you angry?: Unfairness. If you weren't you, who would you be?: A cartographer. Where will you be in ten years' time?: At my son's 21st birthday. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Undisclosed. Lowdown: Alexander's acquired a classic establishment profile in recent years. A trustee of the Tate Gallery, Honorary Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, and a governor of St Paul's Girls' School, she also acquired a CBE in 2004. Alexander, Roger Job: Chairman, Lewis Silkin. Company: Lewis Silkin, 12 Gough Square, London EC4. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7074 8001. Born: Undisclosed. Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland. Lives: Hampstead, London. Family: Wife Monica; daughters Jessica, Lucy; grandchildren Jonah, Anya, Jake. What's been your best career move?: Joining Lewis Silkin at the age of 18. Describe yourself in three words: Interested, involved, insightful. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Ivy. What is your media diet?: Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer. What is your favourite brand?: Apple. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Undisclosed. What objects do you always carry with you?: My Lewis Silkin pen. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Stephen Carter. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: ANO. What makes you angry?: Lorry drivers on a mobile while turning a corner. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Amos Oz. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Harry's Bar, Venice. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated! Lowdown: The gentleman lawyer, the granddaddy of the profession, Alexander knows more about the industry's skeletons in cupboards than anyone else. But he's also one of the industry's most trusted advisors, a model of discretion. Alford, Richard Job: Managing director, M&C Saatchi. Company: M&C Saatchi, 36 Golden Square, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7543 4500. Born: May 1966. Place of birth: Guildford, Surrey. Lives: London. Family: None. What's been your best career move?: Being sacked by Euro RSCG. Describe yourself in three words: Someone who can't obey rules. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Bed. What is your media diet?: Give up all greasy publications. What is your favourite brand?: Krug. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Cillit Bang. What objects do you always carry with you?: Watch, phone, wallet, toupee. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Dr Phil Edmonds. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: SM. What makes you angry?: Lack of irony. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Kim Jong-il. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Probably stuck here. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Beware! Toxic waste. Lowdown: Known as much for his rich wit as his poor taste in shirts, Alford famously turned up at a WACL dinner at The Savoy dressed in velvet jacket and matching bow, only to find that his attire matched that of the wine waiters. Hugely embarrassed when one guest tried to order a bottle from him. Allan, Stephen Job: UK chief executive, Group M. Company: MediaCom, 180 North Gower Street, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7874 5525. Born: 26 June 1963. Place of birth: London. Lives: Hampstead, London. Family: Wife Hayley; son Jake. What's been your best career move?: Joining The Media Business (now MediaCom), my first and only media job. Describe yourself in three words: Tall, bald, caring. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Pret a Manger for a quick coffee and pretzel. What is your media diet?: Radio 5 Live, Magic, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Sky Sport. What is your favourite brand?: Chelsea. Name a recent ad that worked on you: No way I'm answering that. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wallet, BlackBerry. Who in the industry do you most admire?: They know who they are. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: No comment. What makes you angry?: Liars, cheats. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Tiger Woods. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Depends on Sir Martin Sorrell. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Says what he does, does what he says. Lowdown: Allan's ascendancy to a wider WPP role can have come as no surprise after his success with MediaCom. His performance at London casinos is almost as renowned. Allen, Charles Job: Chief executive, ITV. Company: ITV plc, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7261 8141. Born: 4 January 1957. Place of birth: Lanark, Scotland. Lives: London. Family: Bachelor. What's been your best career move?: Being appointed chief executive of Granada TV. Describe yourself in three words: Tenacious, creative, honest. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Sunday lunch at The Connaught. What is your media diet?: Seven daily papers, six weekend papers, Radio 4, ITV. What is your favourite brand?: ITV, of course! Name a recent ad that worked on you: Undisclosed. What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, BlackBerry. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Melvyn Bragg. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: A-Z! What makes you angry?: Very little in business. If you weren't you, who would you be?: I admire Nelson Mandela. Where will you be in ten years' time?: South Africa. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Nothing is impossible. Lowdown: An accountant by training, Allen is still regarded more as a bean-counter than a broadcaster, and he faces a tough year now that all the "economies of scale" cost savings (aka sackings) have been implemented. ITV's multichannel strategy has to bear fruit and ITV1 ratings will have to buck up or speculation about his position (and, indeed, about a hostile bid emerging for ITV) will continue. Allnutt, Tim Job: Managing partner, Naked Inside. Company: Naked Inside, 7 Rathbone Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7462 8500. Born: 23 May 1968. Place of birth: Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Lives: Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey. Family: Wife; three sons. What's been your best career move?: My last one. Describe yourself in three words: Rubbish at questionnaires. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Anywhere that does good sushi. What is your media diet?: Extensive. What is your favourite brand?: Ducati. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Lots of them. What objects do you always carry with you?: Snorkel and mask. Who in the industry do you most admire?: My team - very tolerant. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: RJ. What makes you angry?: Not much. Life's too short. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Someone else. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Somewhere else. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: This way up. Lowdown: Allnutt is unpretentious, likes a beer and was obviously not exactly uncomfortable in a media agency environment - but his great strength is being able to strike up an instant rapport with creatives. Which is handy, given that he has been parachuted into a creative agency, wearing a media hat. Alps, Tess Job: Chairman, PHD. Company: PHD, The Telephone Exchange, 5 North Crescent, Chenies Street, London WC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7446 0555. Born: 13 November 1953. Place of birth: Retford, Nottinghamshire. Lives: Aldbury, Hertfordshire - according to Country Life, the second most beautiful village in England. Family: Husband Tim; son Tom; sister Joanna; all of PHD. What's been your best career move?: Finally realising I was a crap media salesperson and moving to the other side. Describe yourself in three words: Lucky, lucky bitch. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The seat opposite Jonathan Durden. What is your media diet?: Diet? Friday's media consumption goes: Radio 4, Guardian Unlimited, bbc.co.uk, Private Eye, Broadcast, Classic FM, The Guardian Friday Review, Willie Lupin's blog "Musings from Middle England", Gardeners' World, Have I Got News For You, Kumars at No 42, Green Wing, Newsnight Review. What is your favourite brand?: Apple. Name a recent ad that worked on you: So many, but this year it has to be Make Poverty History, "click" ad. What objects do you always carry with you?: Apart from the obvious, iPod, photos, Vaseline. Who in the industry do you most admire?: All the people who get no public recognition but are still doing a brilliant and passionate job after 20 years-plus in the business. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: CL. What makes you angry?: Injustice. If you weren't you, who would you be?: I'd like to be Renee Fleming, but I'd settle for Jo Brand. Where will you be in ten years' time?: In my vegetable bed - preferably on the surface, but who knows? What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: No gravestone, thanks. A tree would say it all. Lowdown: Alps is, in the words of a colleague, "everyone's mum". One of adland's most celebrated larger-than-life characters, Alps is an earth mother in other, more tree-hugging ways - when she moved to Hertfordshire, she bought extra land around her already generous residence and promptly denied access to the local hunt on the route of what had been one of its regular chases. Alton, Roger Job: Editor, The Observer. Company: The Observer, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7278 2332. Born: 20 December 1947. Place of birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: One of Tony Blair's most devoted cheerleaders in the national print media, Alton proved his loyalty by deciding that The Observer - uniquely among liberal-left publications - should back the Iraq War in 2003, and he has continued to toe a favourable line. The most self-deprecating (by a country mile) of our national newspaper editors, he is also now one of the longest-serving, having emerged almost by stealth as an internal candidate in 1998. Ambler, Tim Job: Senior fellow, London Business School. Company: London Business School, Regent's Park, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7262 5050. Born: Yes. Place of birth: Mursley, Buckinghamshire. Lives: Still, just about. Family: Wife Katie; son Gus. What's been your best career move?: From accounting to peddling booze. Describe yourself in three words: Sub ver sive. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Connaught, if I'm not paying. What is your media diet?: Murdoch, Eastern Daily Press. What is your favourite brand?: J&B Rare. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Marks & Spencer (pity about the stores, though). What objects do you always carry with you?: Other people's business cards. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Hugh Burkitt. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Boardroom arrogance. If you weren't you, who would you be?: My wife. Where will you be in ten years' time?: In the bar. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: You must be joking. Lowdown: After a career as a client for UDV (with specific responsibility for Bailey's), Ambler found a home at the London Business School and has found time to write books, including Marketing From Advertising to Zen. Anderson, Mike Job:: Managing director, News Group Newspapers.: Company: News Group Newspapers, 1 Virginia Street, Wapping, London E98. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7782 6000. Born: 1963. Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland. Lives: Putney, London. Family: Married; three children - all girls. What's been your best career move?: The next one. Describe yourself in three words: Fat Scottish bastard. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Assaggi. What is your media diet?: Everything and increasingly the internet. What is your favourite brand?: Undisclosed. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Marks & Spencer and Gap press ads. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Anyone who ever gave me a job. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: TCO. What makes you angry?: TCO. If you weren't you, who would you be?: TCO. Where will you be in ten years' time? At the TCO leaving party. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Think of me and smile. Lowdown: After struggling to stem the Evening Standard's circulation declines for the past couple of years, Anderson has been handed a larger canvas at News Group. His outgoing, opinionated approach should go down well in Wapping. Andrews, Phil Job: Managing partner, Partners Andrews Aldridge. Company: Partners Andrews Aldridge, 20 Soho Square, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7478 2100. Born: 29 December 1964. Place of birth: London. Lives: Virginia Water, Surrey. Family: Two lovely daughters - one teenage, the other might as well be! What's been your best career move?: Setting up my own agency. Describe yourself in three words: Decisive, leader, financially focused. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Cecconi's. What is your media diet?: Conde Nast Traveller, The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, News 24, The Times, E4, cinema. What is your favourite brand?: Hugo Boss. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Orange Film campaign. What objects do you always carry with you?: Lexus wallet, mobile. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Rupert Howell. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: PS. What makes you angry?: Tardiness. If you weren't you, who would you be?: A media tycoon. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Somewhere in the Mediterranean all summer! What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: He made the best of life. Lowdown: Andrews turned 40 in 2005 and his coming of age has seen him leap out of the shadow of his more visible partner, Steve Aldridge. He has a passion for yachting and tennis and can often be found sipping rose on the roof deck at Soho House. Archibald, Stuart Job: Partner, Archibald Ingall Stretton. Company: Archibald Ingall Stretton, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7467 6100. Born: 16 June 1965. Place of birth: Sydney, Australia. Lives: Hampstead, London; Sydney, Australia. Family Four fish: George, Spot, Sydney, Kingston. What's been your best career move?: Moving to London. Describe yourself in three words: Off-brand sometimes. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Quay, Sydney Passenger Terminal, Sydney. What is your media diet?: Financial Times, BBC News 24, Sydney Morning Herald. What is your favourite brand?: Harley-Davidson. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Audi Quattro, "bull". What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, BlackBerry, pen. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Tony Harris, chief operating officer, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Steve Stretton - oops! What makes you angry?: Luddites. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Henri Matisse. Where will you be in ten years' time?: On a beach in New South Wales. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Live every day as if it were your last, as one day you are sure to be right! Lowdown: There's a serious business brain lurking behind his comic little-boy-lost act. He's on a crusade to save the planet via his client the Climate Group, as well as grooming new industry talent via Nabs and the IPA. Arnold, Rosie Job: Creative director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Company: Bartle Bogle Hegarty, 60 Kingly Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7453 4202. Born: Yes. Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland. Lives: London. Family: Long-suffering husband; two gorgeous boys. What's been your best career move?: Walking in to BBH. Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, energetic, passionate. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Outside in the sunshine. What is your media diet?: Campaign. What is your favourite brand?: Mercedes (circa 60s). Name a recent ad that worked on you: Cillit Bang limescale remover. What objects do you always carry with you?: Lipstick, mascara, penknife. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Anyone with a black Pencil. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: AO. What makes you angry?: Spilling wine. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Mrs Bill Gates. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Olympic champion fencing reunion. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Much loved. Lowdown: The always fashionable and fragrant Arnold remains one of the depressingly few role models for women trying to rise to the top in testosterone-fuelled agency creative departments. Attracted an interested audience at last year's A List party with her impromptu tai chi demonstration. Arnold, Wayne Job: Managing director, Profero. Company Profero, Centro, 3 Mandela Street, Camden, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7529 8708. Born: 2 August 1974. Place of birth: Bournemouth, Dorset. Lives: London. Family: Single. What's been your best career move?: Moving from Harry Ramsden's fish and chip shop in Hong Kong to work for Merrill Lynch. Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, realist, enthusiastic. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: BamBou. What is your media diet?: Campaign, Marketing, Media Week, Financial Times, Revolution, New Marketing Age. What is your favourite brand?: Apple. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Onitsuka Tiger, "fish gutter". What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, iPod, wallet. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Patrick Collister, Christine Walker, Jeremy Bullmore. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: JC. What makes you angry?: Really lazy media planning. If you weren't you, who would you be?: John Squire. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Living in a hot country, having built the agency we dreamed of. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Undisclosed. Lowdown: A keen marathon runner, Arnold recently completed the Marathon des Sables, a six-day endurance race across the Sahara Desert. One of the original four brothers who set up Profero - two remain, Wayne and his brother Daryl (who spends a lot of his time overseas) - he's also a whiz with clients. Auckland, Stephen Job: Managing director, Metro. Company: Associated Newspapers, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7938 6000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Auckland has steered Metro to one of its most successful years ever, posting a 19 per cent increase in ad revenue. The former PE teacher has much in common with Associated Newspapers' boss, Kevin Beatty, also a former regional newspaper man. Auton, Sylvia Job: Chief executive, IPC Media. Company: IPC Media, Kings Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7261 6396. Born: 8 June 1949. Place of birth: London. Lives: Hertfordshire. Family: Husband William; sons Adam, Marcus. What's been your best career move?: Joining IPC. Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, resilient, determined. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Oxo Tower. What is your media diet?: Magazines, everything going. What is your favourite brand?: Cartier. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Ronseal. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, Nokia. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Christine Walker. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: You've got to be kidding! What makes you angry?: People who settle for second best. If you weren't you, who would you be?: I'm pretty happy in my own skin. Where will you be in ten years' time?: On a beach. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: We thought this was Sylvia but we made a mistake. Lowdown: An IPC lifer whose promotion to the top job back in 2003 surprised many. Although she has kick-started the company's launch programme since becoming chief executive, Auton has preferred to maintain a studiously low profile. Regarded as an extremely safe pair of hands by her Time Warner bosses in the US. Ayling, John Job: Managing director, John Ayling & Associates. Company: John Ayling & Associates, 27 Soho Square, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7439 6070. Born: 18 April 1944. Place of birth: Fulmer, Buckinghamshire. Lives: Chiswick, London. Family: Wife Lyn; daughter Caroline (22). What's been your best career move?: Establishing John Ayling & Associates. Describe yourself in three words: Committed, enthusiastic, team player. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Langan's Brasserie, Elena's L'Etoile, Bertorelli's Frith Street. What is your media diet? The: Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, sport on TV, Radio 5 Live. What is your favourite brand?: London Pride. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Barnardo's. What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, wallet. Who in the industry do you most admire?: John Bartle, Nigel Bogle, John Hegarty. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: He knew who he was. What makes you angry?: Some of our industry's business practices. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Any of the cricket commentary teams. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Lord's or The Oval. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: He gave it a go. Lowdown: A true veteran - along with Chris Ingram, Ayling is the only real survivor of the first wave of 70s media independents. These days, he's equally well known for the flamboyant manner with which he combines a passion for cricket with charitable instincts. A keen participant in all of its activities for many years, he was chairman of the Lord's Taverners from 2002-3 and he still sits on the board of trustees. B Bailey, Sly Job: Chief executive, Trinity Mirror. Company: Trinity Mirror, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7293 3000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Bailey is living encouragement for party girls everywhere. While her contemporaries had their heads down, plotting their future career paths, she was hanging out with Spandau Ballet. Now she's one of the most astute media-owner chief executives around, having worked wonders with Mirror Group profitability since arriving. She proves you don't have to be an unreconstructed dinosaur to get on in the newspaper business. Bain, David Job: Planning partner, Beattie McGuinness Bungay. Company: Beattie McGuinness Bungay, 16 Shorts Gardens, London WC2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7766 5625. Born: 18 October 1968. Place of birth: St Helens, Lancashire. Lives: Queen's Park, London. Family: Wife Joanne; daughter Saskia; son Louis. What's been your best career move?: Joining BMB. Describe yourself in three words: Big, dozy pillock. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Greggs, Tottenham Court Road. What is your media diet?: Storymakers (especially Blue Cow). What is your favourite brand?: Penguin (books and biscuits). Name a recent ad that worked on you: Cillit Bang. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wolverine tooth, Congolese power fetish, Rennies. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Pat Fallon. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: JC (terrible relationship with dad). What makes you angry?: Bad brain days. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Billy Bremner's hairdresser. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Still in the same skin. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Sooner true than mammon false god. Lowdown: Bain's move to Beattie McGuinness Bungay as its planning partner after just two months at Saatchi & Saatchi as the global head of strategy raised more than a few eyebrows: will he settle this time? After all, he hadn't long been at FCB before he quit ... Bainsfair, Paul Job: President, Europe, TBWA\. Company: TBWA, 76-80 Whitfield Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7573 7121. Born: 1953. Place of birth: London. Lives: Wiltshire; Holland Park, London. Family: Wife Sophie; children Bruno, Teddy, Phoebe; dog Taxi. What's been your best career move?: Joined Saatchi & Saatchi early enough to get dragged along in the wake. Describe yourself in three words: Bald, bespectacled, lucky. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Le Manoir, Ile de Port Cros. What is your media diet?: Today, Radio 4, The Times, The Spectator, Sky+. What is your favourite brand?: Riva Super Aquarama. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Sale ad for Richard James, Savile Row. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, phone, pen, passport, credit cards. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Lee Clow. He is a god. He even looks like God. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: FU. What makes you angry?: Great Big Bertha titanium driver. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Roman Abramovich's son. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Just s tarting my second career. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: End of Part One. Lowdown: He won't forget 2005 in a hurry. Not only did the London office of TBWA go into meltdown, but Bainsfair's boss, Jean-Marie Dru, almost quit to run Havas. For a few days, it looked like Bainsfair would be relocating to New York with a big promotion. Baker, Sam Job: Editor, Cosmopolitan. Company: The National Magazine Company, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7439 5442. Born: 7 July (not the best day to have a birthday this year ...) Place of birth: Hampshire. Lives: Between central London and Winchester. Family: Married to the author Jon Courtenay Grimwood; one step-son (21). What's been your best career move?: If I had to pick one, I'd say leaving Company to write my novel (Fashion Victim, £9.99, all good bookshops!) in December 2004. It made me realise what a mag hag I really was - six months later, I was made editor of Cosmo. Describe yourself in three words: Stroppy, ginger, workaholic. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Mercer Kitchen, New York - there's no better place to watch the masters of competitive under-eating. What is your media diet?: I'm a binger. Newspapers: I try to read most of them, every day. Radio: I wake up with the Today programme and make a point of listening to Woman's Hour if I happen to be in the office. I'm also newly converted to Broadcasting House. TV: I'm a junkie. If I'm in, it's on. BBC breakfast news and Sky news are staples and I try to catch Newsnight. In between, I'll watch anything, from house programmes to documentaries to the latest US import (I hate Big Brother, though - I have staff to watch that!). Magazines: obviously, I see a huge range of UK and US titles every month, but the celebrity weeklies are my guilty pleasure (I take a bag-full home every Tuesday) and I love Vanity Fair, which is just a posh gossip mag with words, really. What is your favourite brand?: Apple (I know, I'm a victim). Name a recent ad that worked on you: I wouldn't say it worked on me, but that car ad where the little boy robs a bank makes me laugh every time. Plus, I'm a sucker for that lifestyle fashion advertising a la Burberry and DKNY; even at my great age, part of me still believes that handbag/jacket/ whatever is going to make me look like Kate Moss. Hmm. What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, iPod, keys, credit cards, photos, CrackBerry, the usual. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Mark Ellen, for his boundless energy and enthusiasm. Not to mention the huge leap of faith that was Word. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: TWTM - that's his nickname, but everyone who worked with him at that time will know who he is. What makes you angry?: Some days, everything! If you weren't you, who would you be?: Nicole Kidman (the post-Tom years, obviously). Where will you be in ten years' time?: Top of the best-seller lists and editing an award-winning magazine. Then I wake up. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I'd rather be cremated - once you're done, you're done. Lowdown: Another editor-turned-novelist, Baker launched her first book this year, Fashion Victim. Cosmo's new editor has also been engaged in raising her profile and campaigning for issues, such as encouraging young women to vote. Balderston, Bernard Job: Associate media director, Procter & Gamble. Company: Procter & Gamble, Cobalt 12A, Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27. Work tel: +44 (0)191 297 5000. Born: 25 April 1945. Place of birth: Tynemouth, Northumberland. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Balderston is the longest-established, most knowledgeable and most powerful of the UK's client media directors and, as such, media owners (especially commercial TV companies) hold him in the healthiest of regard. His attention to detail means little escapes him. Quietly effective on ISBA's media committees, he has the dry (and sometimes resigned) sense of humour characteristic of all long-suffering Newcastle United season ticket-holders. Bampton, Nick Job: Managing director, Viacom Brand Solutions. Company: Viacom Brand Solutions, 17-29 Hawley Crescent, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7284 7777. Born: 14 July 1969. Place of birth: Taplow, Berkshire. Lives: Chiswick, London. Family: Wife, Gillian; daughter, Isabella. What's been your best career move?: Getting into the business with Thames TV in 1990. Describe yourself in three words: Innovative, honest, fair. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Cafe, Camden. Failing that, any decent restaurant with media people. What is your media diet?: MTV, Nick Jnr, The Sunday Times, Radio 1, 2 and 4, trade press. What is your favourite brand?: Callaway. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Dr Pepper and Punk'd - solus bespoke ad on MTV. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, unfortunately. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Anyone who has served their time in media. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: As if! What makes you angry?: Chelsea losing against Tottenham Hotspur! I never get angry. If you weren't you, who would you be?: I've never given this any thought. You are who you are. Where will you be in ten years' time?: No idea, but hopefully still working in the business. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Nick Bampton, RIP. 1969-2099 - the World's Oldest Man. Lowdown: This year marks Bampton's inauguration into the A List, following his promotion to managing director of Viacom Brand Solutions. What "Bammo" lacks in height, he makes up for in tenacity. Banks, John Job: Chief executive, Product of the Year. Company: Product of the Year, 93 Newman Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7580 8197. Born: 2 July 1945. Place of birth: London. Lives: Gloucestershire; London. Family: Wife and daughter. What's been your best career move?: Joining Young & Rubicam. Describe yourself in three words: Determined, fair, fun. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Mark's Club. What is your media diet? The: Daily Telegraph, Radio 4 , Newsweek, The Sun, The Economist. What is your favourite brand?: Aston Martin. Name a recent ad that worked on you: BT ad helping you to ban unwanted sales calls. What objects do you always carry with you?: Diary, BlackBerry, money (no cash). Who in the industry do you most admire?: David Abbott. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: I have been fortunate to avoid them all. What makes you angry?: People not trying to go the extra mile. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Doctor. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Working. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Enabled lots of people to stretch their talents and was a fun person. Lowdown: The quality and quantity of the guests who turned up for his 60th birthday bash at Claridge's reinforces Banks' status as one of the adland establishment's most clubbable figures and his unashamed enjoyment of life's expensive pleasures. "You should do this more often ," one guest told him. "I do," he replied. Barnes, Andrew Job: Sales director, Channel 4. Company: Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7396 4444. Born: 26 November 1955. Place of birth: Finchley, London. Lives: Wandsworth, London. Family: Wife Linda, daughters Lucy and Daisy, son James. What's been your best career move?: Joining Channel 4. Describe yourself in three words: An Arsenal fan. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Como Lario. What is your media diet?: The Sun, The Observer, Heart FM, Sky Sports/News, Channel 4. What is your favourite brand?: Stella Artois, The Sun. Name a recent ad that worked on you: N/A. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wallet, mobile phone, rail season ticket. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Mark Cranmer. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: No need to put it - they know. What makes you angry?: People who don't care. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Thierry Henry. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Non-exec at Arsenal. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Don't rush me, I'll be there in a minute. Lowdown: Barnes, along with the rest of the Channel 4 board, benefited personally from the station's stellar performance this year. According to the company's annual report, he pocketed a massive £464,000 - up from £296,000 the previous year. Barnes, Simon Job: Commercial director, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. Company: Independent News & Media, 191 Marsh Wall, London E14. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7005 2100. Born: 1 November 1952. Place of birth: London. Lives: Clapham, London. Family: Partner Kym; children Cassie, Lauren, Jack, Max. What's been your best career move?: Working in newspapers. Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, driven, caring. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Ivy; Roka. What is your media diet?: The Independent, Evening Standard, Campaign, BBC news. What is your favourite brand?: Apple: iPod. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Renault Megane, "shake it". What objects do you always carry with you?: Money, pictures of my children. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Nigel Sharrocks, Andy Barnes. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: N/A. What makes you angry?: "Can't do" people. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Will Smith. Where will you be in ten years' time?: New York. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Be there in a minute ... Lowdown: He's still regarded by women of a certain age as a bit of a matinee idol and though his personal life is less hectic than perhaps it once was, colleagues still report him capable of commendably youthful exuberance. Like his younger brother Andy, he is an Arsenal fanatical. Barnsley Job: Visual FX supervisor/ Flame artist, The Mill. Company: The Mill, 40-41 Great Marlborough Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7287 4041. Born: John Andrew Wood, on 19 October 1969. Place of birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire. Lives: House in the sticks: Wing, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Flat in the Smoke: Fulham, London. Family: Fiance Nikki; son George Elvis (two). What's been your best career move?: Moving from college to The Mill 13 years ago. Describe yourself in three words: Undisclosed. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: In N'Out Burger, 4888 Industrial Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada NV 89103. What is your media diet?: Toast and Marmite (don't tend to watch much TV, though I do give the Discovery Channel a spin once in a while). What is your favourite brand?: Favourite band? Since 1984, Marillion. Before that, it was Status Quo. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Sure/Rexona, "Stunt City". What objects do you always carry with you?: A bit of loose change, credit card, house keys. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Luddy and Del Loaf are very good at keeping people very down to earth. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: As if I would answer that question (this is a service industry). What makes you angry?: Dixons, vegetables, ITV, noncy bars, Leicester Forest service station, Sheffield Wednesday fans, coffee chains (Costa-Packet), John Lewis, winter, Volvos. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Howard Hughes. Where will you be in ten years' time?: F**k only knows! What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Under this sod, lies another. Lowdown: The post-production brains behind the huge people mountain in the PlayStation 2 ad and for Honda "cog". Quick, efficient, practical, down-to-earth, unprecious and straightforward are among the descriptions used by agency people he has worked with. Barry, Tony Job: Copywriter, Clemmow Hornby Inge. Company: Clemmow Hornby Inge, 3rd floor, Paramount House, 162-170 Wardour Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7462 8500. Born: 1 October 1965. Place of birth: London. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Undoubtedly a strong creative talent, Barry launched himself as a director this year, having directed films for The Daily Telegraph and Friends of the Earth. Bartle, John Job: Various non-executive/ advisory roles. Company: 214 Amersham Road, Hazelmere, High Wycombe,Buckinghamshire HP15. Work tel: +44 (0)1494 558 196. Born: 22 August 1944. Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire. Lives: Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire. Family: Wife Pat; daughters Juliet, Sarah; granddaughters Lauren, Amy, Rebecca, Joanna- females everywhere! What's been your best career move?: From client to agency. 1973: Cadbury Schweppes to TBWA. Describe yourself in three words: A good grandad. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Pavilion; Mirabelle; Zilli Fish. What is your media diet? The: Guardian, The Observer, BBC History Magazine, Golf World, sport on TV and radio. What is your favourite brand?: The Guardian; Amazon. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Nando's, "Portuguese cricket forever". What objects do you always carry with you?: Family photos, pipe. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Nigel Bogle. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: PV (Nigel will remember). What makes you angry?: Dishonesty, the Leeds United debacle. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Fred Astaire (alive, of course), Ernie Els. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Between major sporting events. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I hadn't finished ... Lowdown: Having built one of the best advertising agencies of all time, the gentlemanly, scholarly Bartle has several non-executive irons in the fire, among them the digital agency Dare. Still one of the most respected people in the business. Baulk, Michael Job: Chairman and chief executive, AMV Group. Company: AMV Group, 151 Marylebone Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7616 3500. Born: 27 October 1943. Place of birth: Dartford, Kent. Lives: Wentworth, Surrey. Family: Wife Maureen; daughter Catherine; sons James, David. What's been your best career move?: Joining AMV in 1986. Describe yourself in three words: Very, very lucky. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Odins. What is your media diet?: Vanity Fair, GQ, The Economist. What is your favourite brand?: Ferrari. Name a recent ad that worked on you: 100% pure New Zealand. What objects do you always carry with you?: Money clip. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Bartle Bogle Hegarty. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Insincerity. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Frank Sinatra. Where will you be in ten years' time?: The Bahamas. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Worked hard and had fun. Lowdown: The Ferrari-loving elder statesman of advertising, Baulk is now moving further and further away from the spotlight as Cilla Snowball and Farah Ramzan Golant take the reins at AMV. However, his presence in the agency has a massively stabilising effect on staff and clients. Baxter, Marilyn Job: Chairman, Hall & Partners; non-executive director, COI Communications. Company: Hall & Partners Europe, 14-19 Great Chapel Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7534 4500. Born: 13 July 1947. Place of birth: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Lives: Chiswick, London. Family: Partner Martin; younger sister; younger brother. What's been your best career move?: Writing Women in Advertising in 1990. Describe yourself in three words: Bloody, bold, resolute. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Elena's L'Etoile. What is your media diet?: The Guardian, The Economist, BBC 1, 2, Channel 4, Radio 3, 4, Yachting magazine. What is your favourite brand?: Bollinger. Name a recent ad that worked on you: McCain's oven chips, "chin up". What objects do you always carry with you?: My critical faculties. Who in the industry do you most admire?: People who have got on while retaining integrity. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: I have only ever worked with charming and clever people. What makes you angry?: Cheating, sloppiness. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Not something I ever think about. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Hopefully, sailing somewhere exotic. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Lost at sea, aged 95. Lowdown: Sailing obsessive Baxter will never shake off the tag of putting adland's females under the spotlight with a seminal study on the under-representation of women in the business. But of course, she's done much more than that in her long career - not least helping put planning on the map at Saatchis. Bazalgette, Peter Job: Chief creative officer, Endemol Group; chairman, Endemol UK. Company: Endemol UK, Shepherds Studios - Central, Charecroft Way, Shepherds Bush, London W14. Work tel: +44 (0)8703331700. Born: 22 May 1953. Place of birth: London. Lives: London. Family: Wife, daughter, son. What's been your best career move?: Not becoming a barrister. Describe yourself in three words: Not a barrister. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Tom Aikens. What is your media diet?: The Spectator, Private Eye, The Guardian, Financial Times, Radio 4, all TV channels, the internet. What is your favourite brand?: Werther's Originals. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Citroen, "shake". What objects do you always carry with you?: Heavily endorsed driving licence, plenty of euros. Who in the industry do you most admire?: At the moment, Russell T Davies. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: UFO. What makes you angry?: Corporate shenanigans. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Michael Vaughan. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Drinking the noble wine of Montepulciano. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I asked you to cremate me. Lowdown: The man partly responsible for Big Brother (the Channel 4 version, at least) is a former president of the Cambridge Union and comes from an illustrious family of engineers - he is the great-grandson of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the driving force behind the construction of the London sewage system in the 1860s. Great public endeavour clearly runs in the family and Bazalgette ferociously defends his TV credits (among them Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms) against accusations of dumbing down. Beale, Claire Job: Editor, Campaign. Company: Haymarket Business Publications, 174 Hammersmith Road, London W6. Work tel: +44 (0)20 8267 4893. Born: 26 November 1966. Place of birth: Staffordshire. Lives: Ealing, London. Family: Partner Martin; son Emerson. What's been your best career move?: Forcing my way into Campaign's A List. Describe yourself in three words: Still trying hard. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Picnic rug in the park. What is your media diet?: Unpredictable, though always The Week, Vanity Fair, Newsnight, CBeebies. What is your favourite brand?: Green & Blacks. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Cillit Bang. What objects do you always carry with you?: The usual, plus Wet Wipes for sticky fingers. Who in the industry do you most admire?: The people with honesty, integrity and longevity ... thankfully, there are too many to name. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: DJ. What makes you angry?: People, litter. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Anne Robinson. Where will you be in ten years' time?: By the seaside, writing ridiculously lucrative books. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: 1966-2066. Lowdown: Beale might have mellowed a little since the days when she was famous for her vicious pen portraits and liberal double entendres, but under her watch Campaign has lost none of its bite. Beattie, Trevor Job: Adman, Beattie McGuinness Bungay. Company: Beattie McGuinness Bungay, 16 Shorts Gardens, London WC2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7766 5625. Born: 24 December 1958. Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire Lives: Undisclosed. Family: Undisclosed. What's been your best career move?: Forming Beattie McGuinness Bungay. Describe yourself in three words: Beattie McGuinness Bungay. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Ivy. What is your media diet?: I have an Alan Partridge-sized plate at the all-you-can-eat media buffet. What is your favourite brand?: Elvis. Name a recent ad that worked on you: They all do in some way. What objects do you always carry with you?: Half-a-dozen spark plugs, a bar of Turkish Delight. Who in the industry do you most admire?: No-one. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: IM. What makes you angry?: Shop assistants putting loose coins ON TOP of bank notes and receipts when they give you change, causing it to fall all over the shop floor. And jazz. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Angelina Jolie. But I wouldn't get out much. Where will you be in ten years' time?: In my garden with my family. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I'll be right back after these messages. Lowdown: Adland's most prominent creative is now master of his own domain at Beattie McGuinness Bungay, and is clearly taking to running a company with relish. A cricket and boxing fanatic, Beattie also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of space travel and will be one of the first in line when Virgin Galactic begins its space tourism packages. Bednash, Graham Job: Managing partner, Michaelides & Bednash. Company: Michaelides & Bednash, 20-22 Great Titchfield Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7468 1168. Born: London. Place of birth: London. Lives: Crouch End, London. Family: Married; two boys. What's been your best career move?: Leaving HHCL & Partners to start my own agency. Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, passionate, amnesiac. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Yautcha. What is your media diet?: Google News, G2, The Observer, Runner's World, Just a Minute, Time Out, eBay. What is your favourite brand?: Apple. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Esure. What objects do you always carry with you?: Camera, ten Marlboro Lights. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Jay Chiat. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Clutter. If you weren't you, who would you be?: An idler. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Still doing what I love a bit more. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Heaven knows I'm miserable now. Lowdown: For many years, Bednash has suffered slightly from being known as "the other one" in the Michaelides & Bednash double-act - but in recent years he has emerged from the shadow of his business partner. Valued for his grounded good sense, he is the perfect foil for George Michaelides' eccentric flights of fancy. Bell, David Job: Chief executive, Cheethambell JWT. Company: Cheethambell JWT, Astley House, Quay Street, Manchester M3. Work tel: +44 (0)161 832 8884. Born: 13 July 1961. Place of birth: Northern Ireland. Lives: Manchester. Family: Ten-year-old son; partner Nina Wheeler. What's been your best career move?: Not becoming a bookie. Describe yourself in three words: Glass half-full. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Boots. What is your media diet?: The Daily Telegraph, Private Eye, GQ. What is your favourite brand?: Dolce & Gabbana makes great shirts. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Kit Kat Mexican, narrated by Jason Statham. When I saw that ad, I thought it was time to get off the treadmill. What objects do you always carry with you?: Keys, wallet, mobile phone. Who in the industry do you most admire?: I haven't met many Mother Theresas in the business. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: PH. What makes you angry?: Having to work with clients like PH. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Lance Armstrong. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Long gone. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Born 1961, died 2961. Lowdown: The £9 million Magnet account was the one to win outside London in 2005 and Bell is entitled to feel pretty chuffed that his agency pulled it off. He was instrumental in hiring the former Nabs chief executive Kate Harris to ensure the agency's profile matches its new-business success. Bell, Nick Job: Executive creative director, JWT. Company: JWT, 1 Knightsbridge Green, London SW1. Work tel: +44 (0)7656 7000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Often described as the scruffiest man at the agency, Bell is a perfectionist and a hard taskmaster. He has made it his mission to ensure the creative output at JWT improves sufficiently to match the size of its clients. Another one of JWT's Chelsea mafia. Bell, Lord Tim Job: Chairman, Chime. Company: Chime, 14 Curzon Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7495 4044. Born: 18 October 1941. Place of birth: London. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: The man with a thousand anecdotes is one of the biggest name-droppers in history, but this is because he's a close personal friend of almost everyone in the world, even Boris Yeltsin. Most famous for being second only to Dennis in the Iron Lady's affections, he helped build Saatchi & Saatchi. Recent foraging in adland has seen him purchase the juicy truffle that is VCCP. Bellass, Andy Job: Strategist, Mother. Company: Mother, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7012 1999. Born: 10 April 1968. Place of birth: Rochdale, Lancashire. Lives: Highgate, London. Family: Wife Karen; daughter Connie. What's been your best career move?: Not joining a media auditing company ten years ago. Describe yourself in three words: Tall, big feet. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Anywhere up a mountain. What is your media diet?: Whatever Mother gives us for lunch. What is your favourite brand?: Argos - a man's best friend. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Miller Genuine Draft, "downhill". What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, music, money. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Lisa de Bonis. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: NO. What makes you angry?: Ignorant white boys putting an axe in a black boy's head. If you weren't you, who would you be?: I wouldn't. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Having lunch up a mountain more regularly. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Devoted father, loving husband. Lowdown: Known affectionately as "Bellend" at the Mother offices, Bellass is one of the foremost strategists in the industry. A budding amateur DJ, he's also a keen cyclist and runner.

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1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).