Alex Grieve

Alex Grieve

Global & London CCO at BBH
London, United Kingdom

About me

After 12 years Alex returned to his alma mater as Global & London Chief Creative Officer of BBH.

Alex Grieve started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi (with his creative partner Adrian Rossi) under Paul Arden, before leaving to join BBH where they remained for 14 years and created award winning work for Levi’s, Audi, Barnardo’s & British Airways to name a few.
After a year at digital agency Isobar, then known as Glue Isobar, they joined AMV BBDO in 2011.
Together they created work such as Guinness “Cloud” & “Clock”, Eurostar “Stories are waiting” as well as the Sainsbury’s Christmas ad, “Mog”.
They have won multiple awards across all the major shows including Cannes,D&AD and Epica.
In 2013 they were appointed as only the 4th generation of ECD’s in AMV’s history.
Since then AMV has been Agency of the Year at D&AD (twice), British Arrows (twice), Creative Circle (three times), Big Awards and won multiple Lions at Cannes.
They were voted the Top Creative Directors in the World last year.
Alex was appointed as Chief Creative Officer in 2019.

Chief Creative officer (CCO)
London, United Kingdom
2011 - 2022 (11 years)
Chief Creative Officer (CCO) Aug 2019 - Mar 2022
In 2019 Alex was promoted to CCO on the back of being ranked the No.1 Creative Director in the world at Cannes Lions. In 2019, 2020 & 2021 he was ranked the No.1 CCO in the UK by WARC. In 2021 AMV achieved an industry first by winning global agency of the year at Cannes, D&AD and The One Show. For three consecutive years AMV has won D&AD Black pencils, Titanium & Glass Lions and has been recognised as the best and bravest agency in the world at the LBB Immortal Awards (the first and only agency to achieve this).

Executive Creative Director Nov 2013 - Aug 2019 ·
In 2013 Alex became only the 4th ECD in AMV's history. Since then he has overseen the agency's most successful creative period. In 2018 AMV was the second most awarded agency in the world at Cannes Lions winning three Grand Prixs. It has also been D&AD UK Agency of the Year (three times), British Arrows (three times, as well as winning commercial of the year two times), Creative Circle (four times), Campaign Big (five times) and won best in show at International awards such as One Show, Andy's & Clios.

Creative Partner Jul 2011 - Nov 2013

Creative Director: Snickers, Twix, Capital One, Kids Company, Heinz.
Created award-winning work for Guinness, Sainsbury's, National Lottery, Eurostar, Think! including Golds at Cannes, One Show, Clio, BTAA, Campaign Big to name a few.
London, United Kingdom
2009 - 2011 (2 years)

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