Creative Director
McCann London

Since 2008 Matt has been a Creative Director at McCann London, looking after many brands including the global Chivas Whisky account, both Premier Foods and the Cereal Partners portfolios and formally The MasterCard UK ‘Priceless’ campaign.

Over the past 21 years, Matt has been lucky enough to be awarded at Cannes, D&AD, Campaign Big Awards, The One Show, The Webby Awards, Eurobest, London International Advertising Awards and the New York Festivals / Midas Awards and the IPA effectiveness awards.

Matt has sat on the judging panels of numerous industry awards including D&AD for both ‘Writing for Advertising’ + ‘Radio’ categories, The Campaign Big Awards and The ANNA’s.

Outside the agency life, Matt is also a keen photographer. His latest project ‘16th Century Tube Passengers’ was awarded at The 2017 Global Lens Culture Street Photography Awards, and exhibited at the SF Camerawork Gallery in San Francisco, in November 2017. 

The project has appeared in numerous articles in titles such as The Telegraph Newspaper, boredpanda.com, Newsweek, Huffington Post, Mashable, lost at e-minor and The Guardian Newspaper.

" I love dumb ideas. They’re the really clever ones. And I’m hoping to see some of the smartest dumb ideas this year has to offer. Ideas that come from deep within the heart and gut first, then look like they’ve been thought about after. First ideas that don’t look like first ideas. Ideas so smart, that they’re not. The Chip Shop Awards. The ‘anything goes’ awards. The awards that democratically celebrate ‘idea’ in its purest form. Greatness is taken with a large pinch of salt. I’m in!"

Judging panel

Jodie Wightman

Creative Director
Together Design

Charlotte Walsh

Co-Founder
Digital Detox

Jon Gledstone

ECD and Partner
Mr President

Simon Poett

Executive Creative Director
The Brooklyn Brothers

Jamie Davies

Creative Director
INITION

cathy hutton

Co-founder, Creative Director
Jolly Rebellion

Mike Rance

Senior Creative Lead
Wavemaker UK

Verity Fenner

Writer & Associate Lecturer
AMV & LCC

Sara Jones

Partner & Client Service Director
Free The Birds

Joanne Oatts

Creative Director
OattsWinter

Lee Trott

Senior Copywriter
OLIVER

Maya Bogle

Co-founder
Talenthouse

Reuben Webb

Chief Creative Officer 
Stein IAS

Tamara Gillan

CEO & Founder
Cherry London

Marcie MacLellan

Founder
Frank & Lively

Marc Lewis

Dean
School of Communication Arts

David Norris

Creative Strategy, UK Lead
Snap Inc.

matt crabtree

Creative Director
McCann London

Dipesh Mistry

Senior Creative / Art Director
Brave

Helen Weisinger

Chief Client Officer
Outdoor Plus

Amy Kean

Global Head of Strategic Innovation
Starcom

Nicola Roberts

Executive Creative Director
Bray Leino

john treacy

Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

Jade Trott

A weaver of dreams at the loom of the mind/senior art director
OLIVER

Patrick Lendrum

Creative Director
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