Publicis is mourning the death of Brian O’Connor, one of its longest-
serving creatives, who died last week aged 58 after a short illness.
A highly experienced copywriter, O’Connor joined the agency 15 years ago
and, with his art director, Molly Godet, worked across some of its most
He will be best remembered for the development of the Tia Maria TV
campaign featuring the supermodel, Iman.
O’Connor’s career spanned several agencies including McCann-Erickson and
the former Benton and Bowles, where he was a contemporary of Charles
Michael Conroy, the Publicis-FCB group chairman, said: ‘He was a great
professional, a recognised craftsman of copy and a thoroughly respected
member of the agency. His versatility was such that he could deliver
quality creative work in almost any field at any time.’
O’Connor’s funeral takes place at 11.30am on 4 July at the West London
Crematorium in Harrow Road.