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Sir John Hegarty

John Hegarty has been central to the global advertising scene over six decades. He was a founding partner of Saatchi and Saatchi in 1970. And then TBWA in 1973. He founded Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 1982 with John Bartle and Nigel Bogle. The agency now has offices 7 offices around the world.

He has been given the D&AD President's Award for outstanding achievement and in 2014 was admitted to the US AAF Hall of Fame.

John was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen in 2007 and was the recipient of the first Lion of St Mark award at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in 2011.

John has written 2 books, ‘Hegarty on Advertising - Turning Intelligence into Magic’ and ‘Hegarty on Creativity - there are no rules’.

In 2014 John helped set up The Garage Soho, an early stage investor company that believes in building brands, not just businesses.

John is the Chairman of Whalar, an influencer marketing platform and official partner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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