Brian Connolly, one of the creatives behind Foster’s parody of a steamy
Haagen-Dazs ad, has joined Delaney Fletcher Bozell as a senior art
The 33-year-old Connolly, who won a gold at the British Television
Awards for the Foster’s commercial, will partner Mark Tweddell at his
Connolly began his career at the then SSC&B Lintas in 1986, after
gaining a diploma from Manchester Polytechnic. He had stints at Gold
Greenlees Trott and Leagas Shafron Davis Ayer before joining Young and
Rubicam, where he stayed for four years and produced much of his award-
At Y&R, Connolly teamed up with the copywriter, Jonathan Budds, to
create the Foster’s spoof, which won a silver nomination at D&AD, as
well as the ‘Eiffel Tower’ poster for Eurostar, which won a silver at
the Campaign Poster Awards last year.
From there, he moved to BST-BDDP where he art directed the current
campaign for Classic FM, which uses a series of trompe-l’oeil images
shot by the star photographer, Nadav Kander.
Connolly left BST-BDDP in April.
Greg Delaney, joint creative director of Delaney Fletcher, said he was
attracted by Connolly’s enthusiasm. ‘He’s got quite a lot of experience
but hasn’t lost any enthusiasm for doing good ads,’ he explained.
Connolly said he was drawn to Delaney Fletcher because of the ‘attitude’
he sensed at the agency, together with the chance of working with
Tweddell. ‘I get on with Mark very well,’ he said.