Kevin Thomas, the director behind such award-winning campaigns as
Sony PlayStation and Thorntons, and his producer Philippa Thomas are
leaving Godman to set up their own production company.
The new outfit, to be called Thomas Thomas, will open its doors in
Kevin Thomas approached Philippa Thomas, a founding member of Godman,
with the idea of setting up their own company after their success as a
team. ’We’ve got a great working relationship and have similar ideas,’
Over the past year at Godman, the pair have worked together on campaigns
including Sony PlayStation for TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, One2One for
Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Pathclear for BMP DDB and the Road Safety and
Imperial Cancer Research Fund for Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
The pair have said they will not hire any new directors until the
company is fully established, and will only begin to recruit as the
’There are people we both really rate, but we’ll only start looking for
people after a few months,’ Kevin Thomas said.
Jo Godman, a founder of Godman, said: ’I’m sad about them going, but I
wish them every success.’
Kevin Thomas began his career as an art director at AMV in 1985. He left
to join TBWA and then moved on to Lowe Howard-Spink. He joined M&C
Saatchi as an art director in 1995 and was subsequently promoted to
In 1998, he switched to directing and joined Blink, where he stayed for
a year before joining Godman in 1999.
Philippa Thomas was a producer for six years at RSA before leaving to
become a founding partner of Godman with Jo Godman in 1997.
Thomas and Thomas are looking into potential business for the new
’Godman is as good as it gets, and there is no place I’d rather be.
Except Thomas Thomas,’ Kevin Thomas said.
A Campaign Face to Watch in 1990, Kevin Thomas wrote and directed the
acclaimed Sekonda cinema spot ’backslap’. Recent work has included
Thorntons’ ’what’s heaven?’, which won a silver BTAA, and work for
Virgin Mobile through Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R.