Beattie named best creative director

Trevor Beattie, the chairman and creative director at TBWA\London, triumphed at the Best of The Best Awards on Monday night, picking up the best creative director accolade. He also won best creative team in partnership with Bil Bungay.

Beattie beat top names including Saatchi & Saatchi's former executive creative director, Dave Droga, Clemmow Hornby Inge's creative director, Charles Inge, and Fallon's managing partner, Andy McLeod, to receive the accolade for his contribution to fcuk, The Big Issue, five, The Sun and Play Station 2. He won the second award with Bungay for their work on fcuk and five.

The IPA-led scheme, which awards the individuals who have worked on the year's most-awarded campaigns at the major ceremonies including Cannes, D&AD and the Campaign awards, named Jonathan Glazer as the best commercials director for Stella Artois and Barclays.

Pete Mould from BMP DDB, who worked on Harvey Nichols, The Guardian, Heals, Oxfam and Knorr, was named best typographer.

TBWA's Matt Shepherd-Smith and HHCL/Red Cell's Tanya Livesy were both named as best account handler. The best use of photography went to Alison Jackson.

The awards' founder and judge, Chris O'Shea, said: "I think we've a vintage year as the work was produced during the trough of the recession."

The judges included the WCRS chairman, Robin Wight, James Bidwell, the marketing director at Selfridges, and Penny Egan, a director at the Royal Society of Arts. The event was chaired by Lord Puttnam.


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