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John Townshend, creative partner, Now, reveals three great ads he admires but had nothing to do with  

John Townshend, creative partner, Now

John founded the start-up, Now, which has produced campaigns for Habitat, Claims Direct, Florette, Butlins and BT Business in its first year. Now is at number two in the Business League.

John is a copywriter by trade and, previously, was creative partner at Rapier where his work included the launch of Virgin Media with Uma Thurman and Samuel L Jackson. During his twelve years there, Rapier was one of the leading integrated agencies in the UK, winning Campaign's Direct Agency of the Decade, and John helped it grow from 20 to 130 people He has work in D&AD, the Radio Advertising Hall of Fame, and Creative Circle and the Arrows, and has been a judge at the Campaign Big Awards, D&AD and Creative Circle.

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

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