The Drum’s New Year’s Honours

Posted by Amber Dawson

The other week, we were proud to see our Creative Director, Nick Entwistle, mentioned in The Drum’s New Year’s Honours list. Yesterday, he attended a royal breakfast reception in London to celebrate, so we wanted to tell you all about it!

Nick was recognised for the wide variety of things he is involved in. This included his work at One Minute Briefs, a twitter account which gets its large community completing daily briefs in just one minute. It encourages quick thinking and has helped people gain confidence in both their careers and daily lives. It has also provided its followers with contacts and routes into the advertising industry. One Minute Briefs celebrated its fourth annual event last year and continues to get bigger every year.

Another notable piece of work is the #StopCyberBullyingDay campaign; Trunk produced the 2017 launch video for this event and Nick was the mastermind behind the idea.

Not only that, but through Nick meeting the Godmother of Isabella Lyttle, a young girl with neuroblastoma, Trunk made a video to help raise money to get her to America for the treatment she needs. The video ended up going viral! You can check it out here if you haven’t already seen it, and please donate if you can.

The Drum celebration focused on the brands, campaigns and, most importantly, the people which made the list. These included Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America and Jan Gooding, Global Inclusion Director of Aviva.

The event was hosted by The Drum’s co-founder and CEO, Diane Young, alongside Editor-in-Chief, Gordon Young. Amazingly, they were joined on stage by the King of Rwanda, Emmanuel Bushayija… Check out the picture if you don’t believe us!

Also taking to the stage was Ali Hanan, Founder and CEO of Creative Equals and Adrian Walcott, Managing Director of Brands with Values. Laura Jordan Bambach, Chief Creative Officer of Mr. President also joined the panel, as well as Ben Hawley, Campaign Director of Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

One important issue which was discussed at the event was how “marketing can change the world”. It focused on how the New Year Honourees have inspired the industry to do good through crafting new ways to find a balance between purpose and profit. The panel discussion highlighted recent key themes and encouraged people to continue taking creative initiatives.

Finally, Nick has also worked with The Drum for many good causes including corporate social responsibility issues and #DoItDAY. He’s held talks at Universities, creative agencies, Glug, D&AD and V&A. He also helps young creatives who are just starting their careers. The #MerryCritmas campaign encourages Creative Directors to roast a creative and their portfolio instead of a turkey at Christmas and give them a little time and advice. Trunk made Father Critmas return this year, bigger and badder than before, with a parody video of Stephen King’s IT movie trailer.

Congratulations to all the people who made the list and thank you to The Drum for a great event!