NEWS: Ad industry veteran and Publicis writer Brian O’Connor dies

Publicis is mourning the death of Brian O’Connor, one of its longest- serving creatives, who died last week aged 58 after a short illness.

Publicis is mourning the death of Brian O’Connor, one of its longest-

serving creatives, who died last week aged 58 after a short illness.



A highly experienced copywriter, O’Connor joined the agency 15 years ago

and, with his art director, Molly Godet, worked across some of its most

high-profile accounts.



He will be best remembered for the development of the Tia Maria TV

campaign featuring the supermodel, Iman.



O’Connor’s career spanned several agencies including McCann-Erickson and

the former Benton and Bowles, where he was a contemporary of Charles

Saatchi.



Michael Conroy, the Publicis-FCB group chairman, said: ‘He was a great

professional, a recognised craftsman of copy and a thoroughly respected

member of the agency. His versatility was such that he could deliver

quality creative work in almost any field at any time.’



O’Connor’s funeral takes place at 11.30am on 4 July at the West London

Crematorium in Harrow Road.



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