Creative Director
WCRS

"Judging awards is always fun. Especially when you get to meet other judges, hear their opinions and viewpoints on what makes great work. This year I’m hoping to see something great, even if it’s just one piece of work that that shines out more than the rest. One piece of great work is worth a room full of good work."

Ross Neil is joint Creative Director of WCRS with his partner Billy Faithfull. The pair met at school in art class and have been together ever since, hitting the streets with their book in 2001. Ten years later, a stint at Mother, four years at HHCL under Steve Henry and eight years at WCRS, and the pair have amassed an impressive list of awards and clients. Ross has worked on brand campaigns for BMW (most recently the launch of BMW’s first electric car the BMW i3), Sky, 118 118, Captain Birds Eye, The Sun and The News of the World, Food Standards Agency, Weetabix, MINI, Warburtons, Betfair, RAF, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines... and the list goes on. Ross was also the creative director of ‘Blind Eye’, WCRS’s multi award-winning 3D cinema ad for Women’s Aid.

Judging panel

Aidan McClure

Executive creative director
BBC Creative

Becky McOwen-Banks

Creative Director
FCB Inferno / Creative Equals

Caitlin Ryan

Group Executive Creative Director
Cheil Worldwide

Daniele Fiandaca

Co-founder
 

Graeme Noble

Chief Creative Officer
TMW Unlimited

Ian Haworth

Executive Creative Director UK & EMEA
Wunderman

Julie Seal

Creative Strategist
Creative Shop Facebook & Instagram

Laurent Simon

Executive creative director
BBC Creative

Nicola Roberts

Executive Creative Director
Bray Leino

Pablo Marques

Executive Creative Director
POSSIBLE

Pat Doherty

Founder
 

Ross Neil

Creative Director
WCRS

Sara Rose

Creative Director
Mother

Shaun McIlrath

Global Chief Creative Officer
iris Worldwide

Simon Gill

Chief Creative Officer
Isobar UK

Victoria Buchanan

Executive Creative Director
Tribal Worldwide, LDN

Zoë Quirk

Founder
This Because