Rhandell Rubio
Jul 6, 2011

Creative Q&A: Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong's Simon Handford

Simon Handford, executive creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Hong Kong, shares his experiences of packing shelves in a supermarket, looking like Sinead O' Connor, and the thrill of watching people argue in public.

Simon Handford, ECD at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Hong Kong

How did you get into advertising

I remember watching a documentary when I was 13 or so, about this scruffy bunch wearing lumberjack shirts and jeans. They were getting all excited about these badly drawn scribbles on scraps of paper.  I was smitten.

What was your first ever ad

NFU Mutual. A rural insurance company. Insurance for farmers. They needed a billboard for an annual country expo called...

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