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Paul Brazier

Executive Creative Director / AMV BBDO


As a young man, Paul had another career in mind. He says “I was only prevented from realising my ambition to be a footballer by a lack of talent”. But he always had a flair for creative things and for a while considered being a sculptor, painter and set designer. Then a spell working in a fruit market revealed a talent for selling. He soon realised his future lay in a job that combined creativity with salesmanship. Advertising seemed like the perfect way forward.

Paul began his career with four years at Cogents, before moving to WCRS to work on BMW and Carling Black Label. Then in 1991, he was lured by David Abbott to join AMV.

Over the years, he’s personally won over 200 awards including six D&AD pencils and eleven Cannes Lions.

However, Paul considers the highlights of his career as becoming Executive Creative Director of AMV BBDO and being President of D&AD in 2010.

He’s proud to have created a 360° thinking creative department, with AMV the most awarded creative agency in the UK five years running according to both the Gunn Report and the Big Won.  In the Big Won rankings Paul is the 2nd most awarded ECD in the world.

This versatility has helped AMV BBDO continue to win not only the top traditional awards, but also extend into others, such as being voted the Direct Agency of the Year and winning the award for the World’s Most Effective Ad at Cannes.  AMV BBDO also won the first ever Cannes Campaign for Good.

After nearly 30 years in the business his appetite for great work remains undimmed, always searching for breakthrough ideas.  But he remains grounded and reasons that “if the ideas ever dry up, I’ll always have the fruit market to fall back on."

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The Guardian - "Points of View"

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Cresta Commercials

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Guinness - "Surfer"

The Economist - "Shredder"<br />photo credit:

The Economist - "Shredder"

Albany Life Print Campaign<br />photo credit: / /
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Albany Life Print Campaign

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Cinzano Bianco

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Levi's - "Bike"

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Sony Bravia - "Play-Doh"

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Canal+ - "Bear"

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Yellow Pages - "Treehouse"

It's a top 11, actually, and the 11th place is for all Harry Potter books.
Great Expectations<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Animal Farm<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Animal Farm

George Orwell

The Lord of the Rings<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

On the Road<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

The Great Gatsby<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Invisible Man<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

Perfume<br />photo credit: Wikipedia


Patrick Süskind

Of Mice and Men<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Moby-Dick<br />photo credit: Wikipedia


Herman Melville

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Singing in the Rain

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The Searchers

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It's a Wonderful Life

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Rear Window

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Pulp Fiction

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Once Upon a Time in the West

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Cool Hand Luke

After the absolute favourite place called "Home", here come the next top 10.
Formentor, Spain<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
Formentor, Spain

Formentor, Spain

New York Boathouse<br />photo credit:
New York Boathouse

New York Boathouse

St Mawes, Cornwall, England<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
St Mawes, Cornwall, England

St Mawes, Cornwall, England

Gloucestershire, England<br />photo credit:
Gloucestershire, England

Gloucestershire, England

South Bank, London<br />photo credit:
South Bank, London

South Bank, London

Islington, England<br />photo credit:
Islington, England

Islington, England

Regent's Canal towpath, London<br />photo credit:
Regent's Canal towpath, London

Regent's Canal towpath, London

Tate Modern, London<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern, London

Walker Barn, Cheshire, UK<br />photo credit:
Walker Barn, Cheshire, UK

Walker Barn, Cheshire, UK

Barnsbury Wood, London<br />photo credit:
Barnsbury Wood, London

Barnsbury Wood, London

Robert Motherwell<br />photo credit: Robert Motherwell
Mark Rothko<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Mark Rothko
Anish Kapoor<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Anish Kapoor
Bob and Roberta Smith<br />photo credit: Bob and Roberta Smith
Bridget Riley<br />photo credit: Bridget Riley
Charming Baker<br />photo credit: Charming Baker
Gerhard Richter<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Gerhard Richter
Andy Goldsworthy<br />photo credit: Andy Goldsworthy
Callum Innes<br />photo credit: Callum Innes
Jeff Koons<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Jeff Koons
Napster<br />


Sonos<br />


TED<br />


 Concise Oxford English Dictionary App<br />photo credit:

Concise Oxford English Dictionary App

Twitter<br />


Royal Society of Arts<br />

Royal Society of Arts

Shazam<br />


Satellite Navigation<br />photo credit:

Satellite Navigation

 LaCie Rugged Hard Drive<br />photo credit:

LaCie Rugged Hard Drive

Chirp<br />