neil simpson

My career began as an in-house designer for a regional newspaper, I quickly moved on through several small design houses before stepping into an Art Director role in London advertising agencies in my early 20′s.

My big break came when I became regional Creative Director for Leo Burnett East Africa where the agency won over 12 pitches in as many months under my leadership and the agency more than doubled in size.

In recent years I have been instrumental in leading Digital and Direct London in the setup, development and growth of a hugely successful in-house TV production facility.

My additional talent as a music producer strengthens my passion for moving image and marks me as a key talent in this area and I am on the judging panel for the international Music + Sound Awards 2013.

My  role at Sapient Munich was a great challenge and an incredible opportunity to bring together the traditional, experiential and technological aspects to the current muti-channel consumer landscape. Sapient is one of the key agencies to lead Germany into inspiring and pioneering ways of connecting brands with their consumers and my role was to integrate the communications side of advertising into the already existing technological side of Sapient. Once achieved, I was then asked to return to London to lead a new client of Sapient, AIG.

My career began as an in-house designer for a regional newspaper, I quickly moved on through several small design houses before stepping into an Art Director role in London advertising agencies in my early 20′s.

My big break came when I became regional Creative Director for Leo Burnett East Africa where the agency won over 12 pitches in as many months under my leadership and the agency more than doubled in size.

In recent years I have been instrumental in leading Digital and Direct London in the setup, development and growth of a hugely successful in-house TV production facility.

My additional talent as a music producer strengthens my passion for moving image and marks me as a key talent in this area and I am on the judging panel for the international Music + Sound Awards 2013.

My  role at Sapient Munich was a great challenge and an incredible opportunity to bring together the traditional, experiential and technological aspects to the current muti-channel consumer landscape. Sapient is one of the key agencies to lead Germany into inspiring and pioneering ways of connecting brands with their consumers and my role was to integrate the communications side of advertising into the already existing technological side of Sapient. Once achieved, I was then asked to return to London to lead a new client of Sapient, AIG.

 

Achievements

Pitch win – Meridian Water photography contract 2016

Pitch win – Chickenshed Theatre 2016

Setup Sounds & Pictures Ltd. 2015

Pitch win – Clas Ohlson, SapientNitro London 2014

Pitch win – AIG, SapientNitro London 2013

Help setup and develop hugely successful in-house TV production facility at DAD 2008+.

DMA Bronze Award for Booktrust campaign

Pitch win – Waitrose, Kitcatt Nohr 2006

‘Freelancer of the year 2005’ award from BDG Xchangeteam

Pitch win – Communications Commission of Kenya, Leo Burnett, 2005

APA Bronze Award for Kenya Airways 2004

APA Bronze Award for Nairobi Stock Exchange 2004

Pitch win – Telkom Kenya ,Leo Burnett, 2004

Pitch win – Personnel Services International, Leo Burnett, Kenya 2004

Pitch win – Diamond Trust Bank, Leo Burnett, Kenya 2004

Pitch win – AAR Health Services, Leo Burnett, Kenya 2004

Pitch win – The East African newspaper, Leo Burnett, Kenya 2004

Pitch win – Nairobi Stock Exchange, Leo Burnett, Kenya 2004

Pitch win – Kenya Literature Bureau, Leo Burnett, Kenya 2004

Pitch win – Panasonic SV-AV10, HHM, 2003

Pitch win – Tunisian Tourist Board, 2001

Pitch win – Organix frozen children’s food, 2001

DMA Award for PPP Healthcare 2000