Welcome to my portfolio.
After more than five years in the IPG network, working for McCann Enterprise, McCann Worldgroup and AFG – I decided it was time to live by my wits. So far, freelance life has taken me to R/GA, Wunderman Thompson, Iris Worldwide, M&C Saatchi and MomentumABM.
Some of my clients have been small and niche, others big and famous. Some of them sell products to punters, others sell services to their clients. And in working for lots of different companies in lots of different industries, I’ve been able to do lots of varied work.
Which means I'm now comfortable working on almost any kind of business in almost any media: everything from TV, press and outdoor - to direct, experiential and digital.
Here are some testimonials from former bosses...
Ollie is a powerhouse of creative concepts, strong headlining and persuasive copy. As Creative Director, I was always excited to have Ollie working on a project. He brings together flare and tenacity. And like his international rugby talent suggests, he's a great team player and leaves nothing on the pitch. Ollie also brings real character and leadership. He's an honest, decent bloke who cares deeply for others and gets the best out of those he works with.
Will Shepherd, Creative Director - McCann Enterprise
It is exciting to work alongside a wordsmith who can, without fail, turn any topic (even the greyest of subjects) into prose which is golden. A true writer who oozes as much wit as insight. Alongside this gift, Ollie is a natural marketeer who I've enjoyed watching develop in his time at Gasp. The future is bright.
Giles Edwards, Creative Director - Gasp
Ollie's a fresh thinking copy writer with a lot of strings to his bow. Hire him if you are looking to get things done with imagination, tenacity and good humour. I worked with Ollie at McCann Enterprise for five years, during which, 10,000-hours style, he honed his commercial copywriting craft to a fine point. He also turned a number of tricky briefs into stand-out creative work; provided voiceover talent for dozens of films; and approached every kind of task from big ideas to brochure copy with dedication and unflagging energy. In my experience not many creatives have so much to give.
Rob Sears, Creative Director - McCann