This post is dedicated to all my amazing students who have carved their battering rams to break down the walls of mediocrity in search of mischief. Just some of the Watford alumni's work.
Mailchimp campaign, directed by Alex Mavor and Ed Kaye class of 2007.
Mark Lewis class of 2009 and his partner Matt took the rainbow out of Skittles for LGBT and five million likes and a clutch of awards followed. Great idea boys.
The mighty Jeeves, class of 2008 has produced great ideas at Fallon UK, Crispin Porter Colorado, W&K NY and is now working his creative magic working in-house at Spotify.
Maltesers braille poster for World Braille Day by Lucy and Chaz class of 2016.
With no money, no brief and no booked media this is what you can do with determination, belief and good writing. Sara and Ash, class of 2014, now at BBH.
Ben Kay, Watford class of 1996 with this happy ad for Southwark Council. Ben now works in L.A for Medialabs.
Rustlers new ad from Dan and Charlene class of 2010, now at Droga5 London.
Sali Horsey and Zoe Nash's, class of 2014. Their new cinema ad for VW
Two sweet Amazon ads written by Algy Sharman, Watford class of 2006.
Anne-Sophie Guerin, with partner Jen, for Mother. Class of 2012.
Class of 2013.
First ad: Tim McNaughton, writer on the BBC Winter Olympics ad, Watford class of 2004.The boys won a BAFTA for this.
Second Olympics ad written by Gustavo and Barnaby, Watford class of 2012 for Y&R.
Jeeves, class of 2003 Equinox gym campaign whilst at W&K NY. Now at Spotify New York.
From The Lads at Lucky Generals class of 2013.
Three of the last four John Lewis Christmas TV spots were written by ex Watford teams. The 2015 spot was written by Milo Carter, class of 2010 and Sophie Knox class of 2008.
Clarks shoes by Mikael Alcock and Doug Fridlund class of 2013.
Tom Hall and Tessie Gaertner class of 2011,
Paddy Power and Turkish Airlines.
Tom Hall and Tessie Gaertner class of 2011 with their mean tweets campaign for Paddy Power.
Poo Faces by Ben Mills and Matt Butterfield, class of 2014.
Taxi Fabrics by Nathalie Gordon class of 2012.
Made in Watford. Written by Chris and Rosanna class of 2015, Creative Directed by Orlando Warner and co- directed by Tim McNaughton, all ex students.
Nikki Lindman 2008 and Toby Brewer 2007. Robinsons. BBH and Harvey Nichols. DDB.
Promo trailer for WIA by Hannah Ford, class of 2004.
A speculative film written by Oli and Josie at BBH. Class of 2014.
Doritos by Jez Tribe and Prabs AMV/BBDO.Class of 2002.
Guardian newspaper co written by Mark Lewis
class of 2007.
Valentines Day Mastercard ad from team Ben Brazier and Johnny Ruthwen. Class of 2006, now at WCRS.
Chloe and Jess class of 2013 with a great TV spot to highlight domestic violence.
M and S 'Back To School' campaign by Nic and Andy for RKCR/Y&R. Class of 2002.
Levis by Gavin Lester and Antony Goldstein. Class of a long time ago.
Ben Clapp and Russell Schaller. Class of 2002.
Nike by Big Stu Harkness class of '98.
Heineken and Reebok.Two cracking ads from Brian Turner and Micky Tudor. Class of 1996.
'Anti-gay' Russian dolls by Paddy Fraser class of 2008.
Now Creative Director of Crispin Porter Los Angeles.
Ikea and M&S TV spots by Thom Whittaker and Danielle Noelle. Class of 2008.
Magners cider and VW from team Pete Heyes and Matt Lee, class of 1996.
So Moneysupermarket. So Watford.
Tom & Dannielle. Vegas Class of 2008.
Tim McNaughton (with Freddie Mandie) Astronaut and Snoop Dog. Class of 2003.
Not all students stay in advertising.
Pete Barry, Professor of Communication at Syracuse University.Watford Class of 1993,
Sarah Naughton, Watford student of the year in 1996, .
Zane Radcliffe class of 1997,
Tim Collins class of 1998 and Andy Jones are all succesfull authors.
Tim Collins has published over 70 titles.
Alistair Campbell Creative Director at The Guardian newspaper.
Class of 1995.
Anti-knife crime campaign by Laurent Simon and Aidan McClure. Class of 2006.
Marmite By Tom Webber and Nick 'One-Cap' Shepard. Class of 2008.
Chloe Pope and Jess Morris. Class of 2013.
Yanny Elliott, Ex Mother, now Creative Director at Fabula. Class of 1998.
Matt Skolar copywriter on Mattessons Hank Marvin ad.
Mark Slack and Gemma Phillips. Thinkbox ad. Class of 2006.
Caroline Pay's Schweppes press campaign for Mother. Class of 1997.
Myles Bingham's homage to Watford.
Class of 2008.