Danny Brooke-Taylor, founding partner of Lucky Generals, reveals three great ads he admires but has nothing to do with
Danny Brooke-Taylor, Founding Partner, Lucky Generals
Danny Brooke Taylor became Creative Director at TBWA/London in 2005, working on accounts for Playstation and Adidas, moving to MCBD three years later. During his time as creative director there, he won ITV’s Ad of the Decade for work for Hovis.
In 2013, Danny co-founded Lucky Generals, a creative agency working with brands such as Hovis, Waitrose, Virgin and the Department of Health.
In his spare time he has created and directed a Children’s Television series called Green Santa, which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2011.
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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