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Russell Ramsey, executive creative director, JWT, reveals three great ads he admires but has nothing to do with  

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Russell Ramsey, executive creative director, JWT

Russell Ramsay began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi, creating work for big brands such as Tesco, British Airways and Allied Breweries and NSPCC. In 1990 he moved to BBH London, which saw him promoted to creative director and then chief creative director in 2005.

In 2007 Ramsey joined JWT as executive creative director, where he remains currently, overseeing all work and reshaping the agency and becoming an executive partner in 2012.

Throughout the course of his career Ramsey has won a D&AD Gold, seven D&AD Silvers, six Cannes Gold Lions and numerous domestic and global awards.

Russell's choices

The Thinkboxes

The Thinkboxes are the first awards to celebrate the UK's world-beating TV ad creativity, in all its forms, at regular way-points throughout the year.

Created in association with Haymarket Brand Media (Campaign, Marketing and Brand Republic), these bi-monthly awards are judged by the Thinkbox Creative Academy; made up of over 200 advertising luminaries with Craig Inglis, Marketing Director of John Lewis and Nick Gill, Executive Creative Director of BBH as joint Academy Presidents.

Every two months, the top five ads from the period are shortlisted in Campaign and the winner is celebrated in Marketing magazine.

Since its inception in 2008, over 30 ads have won a coveted Thinkboxes award, and some  200 have made it onto the bi-monthly shortlist. Collectively, they represent the very best in UK TV advertising creativity.

You can browse all of these brilliant ads and find out more about the people who made them at www.thinkbox.tv/thinkboxes

More on the series

In this series of short films, leading Thinkbox Creative Academy members have the tricky task of selecting just three TV ads that have inspired them: brilliant commercials, old and new, that they admire but had nothing to do with.

The idea is not only to explore some of our greatest ads in the company of people who know a thing or two about making them, but also – because of the proven link between creativity and effectiveness – encourage the advertising industry to even greater heights.

We hope you enjoy the films.

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