Sir Salman Rushdie
Our Guest Speaker at the IAPI Advertising Effectiveness Awards 2008 was Sir Salman Rushdie who began his career as an advertising copywriter. His career as a copywriter included working at Sharp McManus Ltd, then Ogilvy & Mather, then Ayer Barker Hegemann, on and off between 1970 and 1981.
The campaigns that he worked on include work for Save & Prosper Unit Trusts, Top Cat and Top Dog (Spillers), Coty perfumes and cosmetics, The Daily Mirror, Clairol [Nice 'N' Easy, Loving Care], Rowntrees Chocolates [Aero], Milk Marketing Board [Fresh Cream Cakes], Air Canada, United States Travel Service, and many others. His most famous campaigns include the "Naughty But Nice" campaign for fresh cream cakes and the "Adorabubble" campaign for Aero.
Click here to read an article on his talk "A Writer's Tale'