Damon Collins
Damon Collins

Damon has spent the last 26 years working at some of the UK's best agencies for some of the UK's best agency owners. Starting out at FCB in 1986, he soon moved to Gold Greenlees Trott to work for the legendary Dave Trott. At the tender age of 23 he accepted the role of Deputy Creative Director at start-up Leagas Shafron Davis Chick. He then moved to Saatchi and Saatchi where he became the agency's youngest ever group head. Soon after the Saatchi brothers left so did he, to go to Abbott Mead Vickers to work for the industry's other legendary Dave, or rather David.

After moving to Lowe he was promoted, by the legendary Sir Frank, to Executive Creative Director. This was followed by an adventurous few years as Creative Director at Mother, where he oversaw the Boots account. Whilst there, he and his team helped Boots enjoy their best Christmas trading period ever. Two years running. In 2008 he joined RKCR/Y&R as Executive Creative Director to partner its CEO Richard Exon. Under his tenure the agency became the most awarded in the UK, winning its first D&AD pencils and claiming the country's number one spot in the Gunn report, as well as reaching number one in Campaign's new business league.

Despite winning awards at all the major industry awards he is most proud of being the only person in advertising to have won two BAFTAs. He was included in Adage's 'Creativity 50' list of the most influential and inspiring creative personalities alongside Lady Gaga and James Cameron (whoever they are). As his job description has evolved so has his obsession with all things digital, culminating in his being invited to lecture for Hyper Island and learning to code. He's a black belt in karate and is married with two children, one dog and a motorbike.