Tag Archives: David Abbott

AMV still going strong after 40 years at the top

To London’s Embankment to celebrate 40 years of AMV BBDO, once (David) Abbott (Peter) Mead (Adrian) Vickers), the most successful of the tidal wave of creative agencies who hit London in the late 1970s and through the 80s and 90s. ...

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IPA names its “hall of fame” as part of 100th birthday party

The IPA is celebrating its 100th birthday in London tonight at a glittering event (well I’m going) and to mark the occasion has chosen what we might call its British Hall of Fame. Judging panel was IPA president Tom Knox, ...

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David Abbott’s art director Ron Brown dies

Ron Brown, David Abbott’s long-time art director partner at Abbott Mead Vickers, later AMV BBDO and the UK’s biggest agency, has died. Abbott died last year. Brown joined AMV in its early days – he and founder Abbott were its ...

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Some last words from David Abbott

It’s been a week dominated by the death of David Abbott, the Abbott Mead Vickers founder and great copywriter who died following heart surgery last weekend aged 75. It must be quite hard for younger readers to ‘get’ Abbott; most ...

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Giles Keeble: a memory of working with the master

When I heard the news about David Abbott I seemed to remember for some reason he once used Mark Twain’s “the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” but perhaps I am imagining it. If only it were true ...

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David Abbott – an appreciation

David Abbott, one of the founders of Abbott Mead Vickers (now AMV/BBDO) has died aged 75. A brilliant writer (in retirement a considerable novelist) he was a gentleman whose high standards informed the agency he founded and inspired many of ...

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