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Neil Godber (J. Walter Thompson)

Neil Godber, Head of Planning at J. Walter Thompson London, discusses his journey to becoming a head planner and current trends in the advertising industry...



Neil Godber is the Head of Planning at J. Walter Thompson London. Neil’s career started at Publicis where he was responsible for planning on The Army, ASDA and made D&AD-winning work for the Depaul Trust. Since then, he has worked at MCBD on Greene King , Premier Foods and M&C Saatchi, where he made Dixons “The Last Place You Want To Go” – the most awarded advertising work of 2010, which also won the APG Grand Prix and Jay Chiat Gold. Following those successes, Neil worked at BBH, where he led the planning for Audi, Barclays, Dulux, Gordon’s and KFC before arriving at J. Walter Thompson last year. Neil was promoted to Head of Planning to orchestrate work for The Army, Kenco and AB Foods. 

TOPIC: agency, UK
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