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ben[at]bendidit.co.uk

A former rock and roll enthusiast turned advertising sellout. After trading my bass guitar for a wacom tablet, I found my creative outlet as an art director in the entertainment and advertising industries. Over the course of my career I’ve been lucky enough to work with big clients and win some nice awards, though none will compare to the West Glamorgan Youth Football League title I won in 2002.


I have picked up multiple awards at major international shows including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, D&AD Impact, Clio, Clio Health, LIA, Dubai Lynx and The Loeries for campaigns across multiple sectors including traditional, entertainment and health and wellness.


In 2019 I helped Impact BBDO deliver the regions first Cannes Grand Prix alongside Network and Agency of the Year titles at Dubai Lynx, becoming the 8th most awarded agency in the world.


I was ranked as the top associate creative director in MENA and the 8th most awarded creative director globally in The World Creative Rankings 2020.


Awards


Cannes Lions

1 x Grand Prix, 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver, 6 x Bronze, 1 x Titanium Shortlist,

2 x Sustainable Development Goals Shortlist, 50 x Shortlist


D&AD

4 x Wood Pencils, 6 x Shortlist


D&AD Impact

1 x Graphite Pencil, 2 x Wood Pencils, 4 x Shortlist


One Show

1x Gold, 9x Merit


Clios

7 x Silver, 2 x Bronze, 2 x Shortlist


Clio Health

4 x Silver, 1 x Bronze


London International Awards

1 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 2 x Bronze, 3 x Finalists


Loeries

1 x Public Service Award Grand Prix, 2 x Gold, 7 x Silver, 2 x Bronze,

3 x Campaign Craft Certificates


Dubai Lynx

4 x Grand Prix, 1 x Glass, 11 x Gold, 13 x Silver, 14 x Bronze


Effies

2 x Gold, 4 x Silver


Adstars

1 x Public Service Advertising Grand Prix, 3 x Grand Prix, 6 x Gold, 5 x Silver, 7 x Bronze


White Square Awards

1 x Grand Prix, 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver