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: heroes of adland stalk Soho’s Star & Garter

The Star & Garter is one of London Soho’s famous watering holes and here, in a tribute to late MAA partner Paul Simons, Paul imagines the coincidental return of some of UK adland’s leading lights. I decided to make a ...

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

Here’s another compelling piece in tribute to the late Paul Simons, an MAA partner. On the agency mergers within WPP and the, possibly alarming, realisation that these days data is driving the agency train. The merging of two entities such ...

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Paul Simons: Lee Clow taught me ‘less is more’ at TBWA

MAA partner Paul Simons sadly died last week. In tribute here’s one of his pieces about Lee Clow of TBWA and Apple fame. Lee Clow has decided to hang up his boots after a very long and distinguished career. I ...

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