About Me

Hi. Hello. Hey.

I’m an award-winning creative who’s spent over 13 years producing work for agencies all across the country. I’m as happy concepting as writing copy, and as competent in Photoshop as I am using InDesign.

Whilst also running the Young Creative Council, the Placement Poverty Pledge, Ad Job Wall and Single Creatives, I’ve created client work that includes turning Westminster Tube into a jungle, the House of Commons into a zoo, and thinking up puns on the spot for a real-time reactive OOH Euros campaign.

It’s not always been plain sailing though, I’ve also had Roman Abramovich send his lawyers over, slightly upset the royal family (but not Times subscribers), and crashed a client’s website (due to an excellent creative idea that massively increased traffic).

Highlights

> Three D&AD Pencils, one Cannes Lion, six Creative Circle awards, and 21 other industry awards.

> Turning the House of Commons into a zoo.

> Writing 400 unique and real-time headlines during Euro 2016 that appeared on billboards instantly.

> Running 21 sessions of Covid-eo Crits in 2020 and 12 more in 2021.

> Getting people to watch Greece v Russia (and other dead-rubber football matches) just to win free pizza.

> Squeezing in Boris Johnson, looking an idiot, 29 times into an ad.

> Judging the D&AD New Blood Awards copywriting category.

> Hosting countless YCC events, including book crit nights, Single Mingles and talks.

> Securing jobs for hundreds – maybe even thousands – of juniors entering the creative industry through Ad Job Wall.

> Being part of Creative Circle’s ‘inner circle’.

> Lecturing and teaching at various universities, including Glos, USW, UCLAN, Falmouth, Lincoln, Swansea, East Anglia, LCC, Sunderland, Bucks, and Sheffield.

> Seeing Ad Job Wall surpass the 1 million hits mark.

Agencies

Southpaw
(June 21 – present)

Pulse Creative
The And Partnership’s in-house agency for News UK
(Mar 16 – June 21)

Freelance
TM Lewin, People.io, C8 Management, PS London, Nonsense, Elvis
(Aug 15 – Mar 16)

MBA
(May 13 – Aug 15)

Freelance
Possible WW, The Croc, Blue Hive, Havas, Wax Comms, The Minimart, StartJG, Big Comms, Rehabstudio, Doco, Rabbit
(Feb 11 – May 13)

Leith
(Sep ‘09 – Jan 11)

Union
(Feb 09 – Aug 09)

Placements
Hooper Galton, The Red Brick Road, FCB Inferno, Amp London
(Apr 08 – Dec 08)

Awards

D&AD: 3 wood, 2 shortlist

CREATIVE CIRCLE: 2 silver, 4 bronze

CANNES: 1 silver

DMA: 1 gold

KINSALE: 1 silver, 1 shortlist

EPICA: 1 bronze, 1 shortlist

FRESH AWARDS: 1 silver

BIMA: 1 nomination

DRUM CREATIVE OOH AWARDS: Grand prix, 4 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze

Get in touch

Email: ampeel@hotmail.co.uk

Linkedin: andymarkpeel

Twitter: @andymarkpeel