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 the oddest couple in the ad world.
Amar & Arvid would like to know:
What do you think is the most iconic image in the world and why?
Lilian is our Head of Strategy Innovation, and spends most of her time on our Guinness and Camelot accounts. Hailing from sunny Sydney, she’ll go to any length to track down a proper coffee, a patch of sun, a lamington or a koala.
Lilian would like to know:
Watch the two ads in the links below. Tell us which is more effective, 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?
Liv is our glamourous Account Management Department Manager. She basically tries to make the account management department run smoothly and the heads of department in check. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.
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?
Priscilla joined as part of the 2015 grad intake, so she's been with us for just over a year. After the 6 weeks of intensive training, she was placed on our Snickers account - meaning she always has the intel on the famous chocolate cupboard!
Priscilla 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?
Emily joined AMV in 2007 and is the lead strategist on the National Lottery brands, Snickers and The Economist. With her two year old daughter Nancy keeping her on her toes, there’s only one thing she can do. Indulge in great shoes.
Emily would like to know:
Tell us about a product you love which is marketed really badly. What would you do differently?
Arthur was one of our grads back in 2014 - and has spent the last two years an account manager on our busy Mercedes-Benz account. He's a theatre geek and diehard fan of the chocolate cupboard - which is convenient because he's just found out he's joining the Mars and Maltesers team! Yum. He co-ordinates our grad recruitment process, so you'll likely meet him at interviews.
Arthur would like to know:
Write about something really boring in an entertaining way.
Max joined as a grad back in 2012 after completing a History degree at Manchester University and has since worked on FedEx, Blackberry, BT Sport and most recently Bacardi. He’s also helping to run grad recruitment this year and is open to bribes and flattery.
Max would like to know:
With a budget of £500, how would you attract the highest calibre of candidates to apply to the AMV Grad Scheme?
Jess joined as a wide-eyed grad back in 2012 and is now an Account Manager on Sainsbury’s. A Weegie through and through, she’s determined to up the Scottish contingent at AMV and rival the Irish bar at the next office party.
Jess would like to know:
Are there any places where advertising should never go?