Nigel Bogle

Nigel Bogle

Founding partner

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

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My Character:
  • Entrepreneur
  • Intellectual
  • Powerful
  • Rich
What have you been proudest of this year?

Helping the British goalball team win the European Championships.

And what's been your biggest disappointment?

I don't do disappointment.

When was the last time you surprised yourself?

This morning. I woke up.

If you could change one thing about the industry at the moment, what would it be (and why)?

I would pump more confidence into our industry. Confidence is what you put in our fuel tank and we need more confidence and belief in the value of what we do.

How do you get your creative juices flowing?

Talk to Nick Gill.

You're planning a fun night out. Who from the industry would be your (fantasy) playmates (and why)?

Kevin Brown and Ian Single. Fantastic company.

The internet has been banned. What do you miss most (and why)?

The Guardian's live reporting of Test matches.

What's the last Google search you did?

Roger Federer's speech having just lost the US Open.

The robots are coming. What would you get yours to do for you?

My timesheets. They are a pain.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Formula One racing driver.

All the world's culture (art, music, literature etc) is about to be destroyed. What one thing would you save (and why)?

The Musée d'Orsay to save the French Impressionists.

I'm still here because…

I like to work.

The lowdown:

If anyone thought Nigel Bogle might have retired by now to enjoy his money, they can’t ever have met the man. Those who know this godfather of advertising will not be surprised to hear that, in addition to chairing the Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Zag boards, he still has close relations with a number of key BBH clients. Outside of BBH, Bogle sponsors the UK goalball team, a sport for the visually impaired. And he still manages to fit in being an ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation. Retirement? Pah!

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