Author Archives: Paul Simons

Paul joined Cadbury-Schweppes in brand management and then moved to United Biscuits. He switched to advertising in his late 20s, at Cogent Elliott and then Gold Greenlees Trott. He founded Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow & Johnson in the late 80s, one of the leading creative agencies of the 90s. Simons Palmer then merged with TBWA to create a top ten agency. Paul then joined O&M as chairman & CEO of the UK group. After three years he left to create a new AIM-quoted advertising group Cagney Plc. He is now a consultant to a number of client companies. Paul also shares his thoughts on his blog. Visit Paul Simons Blog.

Paul Simons: myths and reality at the Star & Garter

Last week Fallon held a reunion party at the legendary Star & Garter based on a) it has been a long standing venue for agency knees-ups and b) it was a walk down memory lane for the Fallon crew as ...

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Paul Simons: heroes of adland stalk Soho’s Star & Garter

(The following will only make sense to readers in the UK, apologies to the rest of the world) I decided to make a trip in to London from my home in the countryside and after thinking about travel options decided ...

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Paul Simons: is double vision the issue at M&C Saatchi?

It is never uplifting news to lose a major client and in M&C Saatchi’s case the NatWest loss cannot be helpful. They need to win a few decent names plus get some decent creative work out there in the public ...

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Paul Simons: is data grail driving WPP’s shotgun marriages?

The merging of two entities such as Wunderman and JWT is causing disruption in the industry with, like Brexit, those in support and those who think it is all madness. The long held opinion is the two cultures do not ...

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