Tim Pearson

Tim Pearson

Chief executive

Manning Gottlieb OMD

Contact me
  • (020) 7470 5311
  • timbopearson
  • Bankside 3, 90-100 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW, United Kingdom
My Character:
  • Intellectual
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Give us one reason why advertising is still brilliant in 2019.

Because it continues to put meaning into commercial transactions. Imagine a world without it.

In 2019, I'll be using blockchain to…

Try to reclaim some personal losses.

You decide to launch a brand. What is it called and what does it do?

Something that can take care of all the personal and household admin that I cannot find the time for.

When was the last time you felt professionally vulnerable and why?

The last time I had very little sleep before an important meeting. I discovered this year that I need seven hours of sleep for an optimum day.

Who is your favourite Instagrammer and why?

Porsche_gb. The work is beautiful, entertaining and exciting.

You win the lottery. What would you do first?

Discover that money isn't the source of happiness and then go and buy that Porsche.

Name one thing you think is criminally overrated by industry, society or culture and explain why.

Industry, society and culture are in danger of overrating artificial intelligence. AI should be in service of humanity and not the other way round. We quickly need regulation to stop misuse.

Name one thing you think is criminally underrated by industry, society or culture and explain why.

Nurses, policemen, firemen, doctors, the armed forces, charity workers, public servants and community workers are all underrated. Celebrations of success are too focused on the commercial world, we need more recognition for the people working within the public and third sectors.

What is your go-to boxset binge?

The Sopranos.

Enough's enough: it's time the next Doctor Who was…

Tony Soprano.

If you weren't you, who in the industry would you like to be?

Sundar Pichai.

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