About Neill

Hi, I’m Neill Furmston. An experienced Creative Director & Brand Strategist. Thanks for stopping by.

What do I do? As Creative Director, I oversee a wide range of campaigns, always starting with strategy & big idea generation, before taking work through to final execution for branded content, digital activation, out-of-home advertising, tv commercials & sponsorships, brand partnerships, social and experiential.

Some background info: As a young, fresh-faced creative I joined my first agency back in the 90s. A very kind client (Virgin) shortly remarked to the partners that they'd better make me an offer to ensure I ‘stick around’. They made me Junior Partner and eventually Creative Director and Co-Owner - I stuck around.

On the realisation I’d done things completely the wrong way round and was, in fact, running an agency without any real experience, I left and joined Soho-based Feref in 2001 as Creative Director and eventually promoted to Group Creative Director. Something must’ve stuck.

I was eventually headhunted in 2007 by Pablo London as Creative Director and board member.

With the right experience gained, I left in 2009 to help start-up new agency, ichi, as ECD in London and Los Angeles, having built the agency from two to over thirty staff in the space of just a few years.

Several years in one industry is a great place to perfect your skills, but there comes a time where creativity needs to be recharged with newer challenges. In 2015, I left ichi in pursuit of contrasting creative opportunities outside of the entertainment industry. 

Since 2015 I've completed campaigns for the likes of Google, Persil, Cif, Cancer Research UK, Moët & Chandon, Jack Daniels, Jaguar Land Rover and Legal & General, picking up a few awards along the way too.

I'm currently CD for Mindshare's Invention Team.

You can reach me on: neill@furmston.co.uk

THE AWARDS BIT…

2018 BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS - 2 GOLDS. Project: Land Rover presents The Discovery Adventures.

2018 LOVIE AWARDS - 1 GOLD. 1 SILVER. Project: Land Rover presents The Discovery Adventures.

2018 CREATIVEPOOL AWARDS - SILVER & PEOPLE’S CHOICE. Project: Land Rover presents The Discovery Adventures.

2017 DRUM MOMA AWARDS - BEST CONSUMER FACING APP. Project: Persil ‘Dirt is Good’ WILD EXPLORERS App.

2017 SHORTY SOCIAL GOOD AWARDS - BEST MOBILE CAMPAIGN. Project: Persil ‘Dirt is Good’ WILD EXPLORERS App.

2017 BIMA AWARDS - BEST MOBILE CAMPAIGN. Project: Persil ‘Dirt is Good’ WILD EXPLORERS App.

2016 DRUM UK EVENT AWARDS - EVENT OF THE YEAR (EDUCATIONAL). Project: Google presents INTERNET LEGENDS : How to be safe and epic online.

2015 W3 AWARDS - GOLD. Project: Mission Impossible 'Go Rogue' Instagram Experience.

2014 GAME CONNECTION AWARDS - BEST DIGITAL CAMPAIGN. Project: ‘The Crew’ for Ubisoft.

2014 W3 AWARDS - SILVER. Project: ‘Paranormal Activity : Facebook Experience’.

2013 GAME CONNECTION AWARDS - BEST BROADCAST CAMPAIGN. Project: ‘Enter The Metro’ short film.

2013 GAME CONNECTION AWARDS - BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN. Project: ‘Defiance’ 360 Campaign.

2012 LIA AWARDS - SILVER & BRONZE. Project: ‘Enter The Metro’ short film.

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