It’s the word that comes to mind every time I think about writing one of these intros.
What seems familiar today was once considered very left-field, risky or just plain crazy.
Each pushes the peanut along for the next generation.
Take the 1988 D&AD Annual, it’s hard to believe now, but all but one ad in the press and poster section had black headlines, the one that didn’t was Graham Fink’s Metropolitan Police campaign.
I was a generation behind Graham, so watched from afar as he and his writer Jeremy Clarke tried to push the peanut forward.
They made ads taking the piss out of other ads, (Hamlet), they got England’s Cricket Captain to stick two fingers up to the establishment after being arrested for smoking dope, (Hamlet again), and they were the first to blow a million pounds on the production of a single tv ad, (B.A.).
I had a great chat with ‘Finky’, hope you enjoy it.
COLLETT DICKENSON PEARCE.
The Horry incident:
WIGHT COLLINS RUTHERFORD SCOTT.
SAATCHI & SAATCHI.
PART 2: ‘THE JEZZA-LESS YEARS’ WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
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7 responses to PODCAST: Graham Fink. (Part 1.)
Been reading the Saatchi book Chutzpah & Chutzpah, in which Fink features. Great listen and great selection of his work too.
This was terrific – Graham so laid back and eloquent and you the best interviewer. Can’t wait for part 2. Thank you!
Thanks Di, you were a great listener. (Oh, and Kirsty says hello.) Dx
Dave, appreciate you’re a very busy man but please, hurry up with part 2.
I love hearing all Finky’s stories.
Every day I get on the train in Chicago hoping for a new podcast and you’re killing me at the moment.
Just stop whatever you’re doing and get him back in the booth, please.
Between you and Ben, you’re my only link back to the good world of advertising.
Wonder why Finky and Alex Taylor didn’t do the rounds together after their impromptu stint at GGT?
When’s Part 2 out Dave?
inspiring stuff. sad Finky leaving china.