Jonathan Trimble

Jonathan Trimble

Founder and chief executive

And Rising

Contact me
  • 07896 119473
  • andrisingco
  • 44 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 5DW, United Kingdom
My Character:
  • Good egg
Work email

jonathan@andrising.co

Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

Progress made and progress not made. But, mostly, not having to help my son to the loo at random moments in the night.

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

Creativity monetises like never before.

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Keep walking on to the crossroads of wherever it might go next, with people I love being with. And maybe winning Nabs Battle of the Bands.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

Maybe JB at Red Antler out in Dumbo, NY – I love what they are doing out there.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

Anna and Rob – we've rocked a lot together, more than anyone, I'd guess.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

Taco night. As inspired and delivered by the late, great Lyndon Musolf, stepfather to my close friend Stephen Greene, who was kind enough to pass on the formula to me. Warm tortillas and margaritas. Marks the end of the working week and the beginning of family time.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

The founders of blond spray-on hair and related floppy-hair products that seem to be dominating western political power. The Matrix has a coding glitch there.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

PowerPoint. Gates made a lot of money the wrong way on that one.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

"Knowlege is power" – giant headline on a full-page ad in the Financial Times for Accenture. Spot the typo yet? Nor did I. They went on to spend good sums acquiring agencies all the same.

What do you do to stay match fit?

Hanging out with the best, reading books (not the news) and going running or hiking. But mostly by showing up. Every day is another million lessons.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

The Top Gun Anthem by Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens. You won't see me until the guitar solo. Or maybe something by Snarky Puppy, if they'd allow me.

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