Regional Creative Director & Vice Chairman Ogilvy & Mather Europe, Middle East & Africa
Paul Smith has been Regional Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Europe since December 1999 and as such is responsible for the creative output of the entire region, which includes Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Paul is a member of both the WorldWide Creative Council and Chairman of the European Creative Council.
He also believes that a huge part of his role in EMEA is in the creative training and participates in the Craft Skills Workshops, Creative Hot Houses as well as conducting creative seminars around the EMEA region.
Prior to joining Ogilvy & Mather, Paul was International Executive Creative Director at Grey, winning Cannes Gold for the Allied Dunbar Campaign; International Creative Director at Lowe Howard-Spink, working on the much awarded Reebok, Tesco and Braun accounts, Executive Creative Director at Allen Brady and Marsh and a Creative Director at the hugely influential agency Collett Dickenson and Pearce.
He has worked on such clients as Mars, Allied Dunbar, P&G, Braun, Olympus, Heineken, The Metropolitan Police, Reebok, Tesco, Hovis and Hamlet Cigars, winning awards on them all.
His Olympus and Hamlet films have been voted amongst the best 100 commercials ever made and he is included in Debrett’s People of Today as someone who has influenced the world of advertising.
He has won a swag of national and international awards including 5 D&AD pencils, a pride of Cannes Gold Lions and has been awarded and nominated in just about every other creative show.
Paul is married with two sons and if he could be anybody in the world it would be Roger Federer.