Amar is a Scottish Indian, the last of his kind. He occasionally speaks a Scottish version of English that no one understands. Arvid is from Sweden. He thinks every Scot should hire their own translator to communicate on their behalf. And yes, they are oddest couple in ad world.
Amar & Arvid would like to know:
What do you think is the most iconic image in the world and why?
Gerard’s interest in people and sneaker culture has led him to his role as Director of Social and Cultural Innovation at AMV. Gerard believes being an outsider can help you see things more clearly, good thing too because as a native New Yorker, he’s still getting used to crossing the road without dying.
Gerard would like to know:
If you were going to launch a new tech start up tomorrow, what would it be and why?
Jonny's early interest in advertising ideas and love for new technologies has led him to his position as Chief Innovation Officer at AMV. Jonny believes innovation isn't always about creating something new, but making something better, whereby it’s the best ideas and the strongest brands that really stand out and hold everything together.
Jonny would like to know:
If you could take any product from an AMV BBDO client and add technology to it to create something new, what would it be?
Trish Russell, Creative Production Partner (aka TV Producer) has worked in big London Ad Agencies since the crazy 80s. She came to AMV ten years ago for two weeks maternity leave cover, and just won’t go.
Tom joined AMV as a Board Account Director in 2011 and is now Deputy Head of Account Management. He is convinced that the most interesting people you meet at parties are often the ones who work in advertising, and thinks this is still the best reason to want to join the industry.
Tom would like to know:
If you could be in charge of any brand, what would it be and what would be your strategy for making it successful?
Helen Rae joined AMV in 2004 as an Account Director. As well as leading a number of pieces of business, Helen heads up the Account Management Department and thinks that Graduate Recruitment is the best time of year!
Helen would like to know:
What is it about advertising that fascinates people so much?
Steve Hopkins is a planning director who worked at a number of top London agencies before arriving at AMV because he believed moving around was the best way to avoid getting found out. He has no intention of leaving AMV though so it’s a risk he’s just going to have to take.
Dhane Scotti is a Board Account Director on Snickers, Twix and Mars. Originally a New Yorker, he is gradually learning how much better the quality of chocolate (and right hand side driving) is in the UK.
Dhane would like to know:
What is the single most important thing that you can contribute to the agency as a new hire with a fresh perspective on the world?
Nancy started at AMV on the grad scheme in 2012 after spending a summer working in a tea room. Working on Galaxy and Maltesers meant that she quickly replaced her love of cake with free chocolate from the Mars cupboard.
Nancy would like to know:
Choose a villain and convince me why they should be my best friend.