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Meet Owner and Creative Director of Drummond Central, a marketing and communications agency based in Newcastle with clients worldwide. They’re one of the top 20 largest agencies outside of London and recognised globally for their creative work.
“We love nothing better than raising the profile of cutting-edge, non-traditional and creatively-minded clients through a considered approach.”
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Let’s get cracking, what’s you’re name and where do you come from (proper Cilla intro!)
I’m Stephen, I’m the Creative Director of Drummond Central, I’m from Newcastle (loud cheering from the crowd) and I started my design life out at Newcastle School of Art and design and followed with a HND in Advertising.
After you finished education, what were your next steps?
Went to London for a year or so, starting as a Junior Art Director to now, CD of my own agency.
That’s pretty awesome.
What has been some of your most difficult obstacles in the workplace?
Managing a creative department is the most complex part of my day job.
What has been your favourite project to work on?
There’s been loads. We made a horse racing TV commercial recently. We duplicated one horse, numerous times to create a pack. That turned out much better than I thought it would. Amazing actually.
How did you create opportunities for yourself?
Hard work and persistance. Make sure you work harder than everyone in the room. Then make sure work you work harder than everyone in the building etc…
How did you get your first job in the industry?
It was Christmas time and we sent our portfolio in wrapping paper to the CD of Saatchi and Saatchi in London. He called us back within 15 minutes.
Amazing! What has been your biggest achievement to date at work?
Filming commercials with Samuel L Jackson at Universal Studios, Hollywood.
WOW! I’m not quite sure how to follow that?
What do you think is special about the North of England?
Everything you could ever need; history, the coast, great nightlife etc… is on the doorstep. Plus, Northern creatives have a good work ethic, they’re witty and grounded.
What’s your next big goal?
Keep getting better. Have more fun!
What advice would you give to anyone entering the industry?
Work harder than everyone else. Listen!