The story so far…
Chas is a writer
His advertising ideas have won multiple awards, his work has appeared in the UK’s National Gallery and the V&A, he has had a TV show on Channel 4, a screenplay optioned by Fox Searchlight, he has written a Ladybird Book, written songs for a famous rock band and has written one of the most famous TV ads ever created. He is currently writing a book that demystifies the Bible.
Chas began his career at legendary London hotshop HHCL+Partners and has since worked for start-ups, giant network agencies and everything in between. VCCP, Iris and JWT have all been home from homes. He loves making brands famous and believes that collaboration and teamwork produces the best work. He also believes in advertising that sells whilst maintaining a high level of creativity, and loves thinking up new ways of selling, regardless of the medium.
Chas is currently in London but from September 2021 will be based in Hobart, Tasmania.
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6 intense months of having the ego knocked out of me while learning that less is often more.
I won Cannes gold, D&AD silver (and more) for Blackcurrant Tango ‘St George’. ‘St George’ also won the UK best long commercial (1950-2000). I also worked for one of the UK’s leading holiday companies, Thompson, now Tui.
After I left HHCL, I set off on a 6 week 5000 mile journey of discovery across the USA in a tatty three wheeled 1969 Reliant Regal.
At Heresy I worked mainly on Madame Tussauds and the budget hotel chain, Premier Inn, creating TV and print campaigns which I illustrated myself.
This was a brand consultancy where I was the in-house advertising creative. Here I worked on Jumeirah hotels and the campaign I created won gold at the World Luxury Awards in 2008
Here I was Associate Creative Director working on Xperia and the relaunch of Network Rail’s West Coast Main Line railway.
I was Creative Director on the budget airline, easyJet, as well as working on Saga Holidays.
This was a small start-up where I was Creative Director, working on Suzuki, ECHO power tools, Sylvanian Families and the hotel booking site, Trivago.
Here I was Creative Director on HSBC, OXO, Ribena, Legal & General and Shell Aviation. I was also the agency’s liaison with Facebook.
McGarryBowen, VMLY&R, Cheil, Iris, DCX, McCann, Publicis. I worked on Suzuki, Delta Airlines, KP Snacks, Trident gum, Dacia, Acer laptops, Mastercard and Coke.