Thursday, April 13, 2006

John Webster

Yesterday I was messing around on Wikipedia. A lot of agencies aren't there. BBH isn't. Not a sniff of Abbott Mead, or Mother. DDB is in, under former name BMP, but amazingly there was no mention of John Webster. He was BMP's creative director for many years, and the advertising genius behind campaigns like the Smash Martians, the Hofmeister Bear and John Smith's 'Arkwright'. A Channel 4 poll of the '100 Greatest Ads', voted for by the public, included 16 from BMP... of which 11 were created by John.

I amended the entry.

Here's John Webster's obituary from The Guardian.

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