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Ben Priest

Adam & Eve co-founder Ben Priest is one of the most respected people in the advertising world. The agency he created with James Murphy, David Golding and Jon Forsyth is in the highest rank and when it was bought by Omnicom and merged with DDB London, it was immediately apparent which of the two brands would become dominant.

Priest is now Global CCO and helping to extend the adam&eveDDB franchise in America and beyond.

"Wizard of Oz"
The latest Halifax ad eschews the animated Hanna-Barbera animated characters of the previous instalments in favour of a live action classic... The Wizard of Oz. The sequence used in the ad is taken from a scene close to the end of MGM's 1939 movie when Dorothy and her three companions have finally been granted an audience with the 'wizard'.
Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB Ⓟ Ⓦ
Group CCO: Ben Priest Ⓟ
Group ECD: Ben Tollett
CCO: Richard Brim
Creative Director: Ted Heath / Paul Angus
CEO: Mat Goff
Managing Partner: Mike Stern
Account Director: James Derrick
Account Executive: Rosa Aaronovitch
Planner: David Golding / Henry Kozak / John Blight
TV Producer: Rebecca Holt
Film Production: Another Film Company Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Declan Lowney Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Simon Monhemius
Cinematography: Ray Coates
Editor: Leo King Ⓦ @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Alex Fitzgerald (Executive Producer) / Andrew Wood (Creative Director) / Imogen Pai (Producer) @ The Mill Ⓦ
Compositor: Dan Adams @ The Mill Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Tom Player
Actor: David Rees Talbot
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Group CCOs
Ben Priest

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