Frank Lowe (advertiser)
Sir Frank Lowe
Frank Budge Lowe
23 August 1941
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Pat Booth (2008-09, her death)
Sir Frank Budge Lowe (born 12 August 1941) is a British advertising agent who worked for Collett Dickenson Pearce, Lowe & Partners Worldwide, and Red Brick Road. He was knighted for services to charity and advertising.
He first rose to fame running Collett Dickenson Pearce, which he built into one of the best known agencies in the United Kingdom. In 1981, with Geoff Howard-Spink he started Lowe Howard-Spink, which eventually became Lowe & Partners Worldwide. In 1979, Lowe arranged sponsorship of the Queen's Club Championships, which became known as the Stella Artois tournament, an arrangement that lasted almost 30 years. He became founder and president.
In the 2001 Birthday Honours, Lowe was knighted for services to charity and advertising, allegedly less than a year after donating £2m to the country's first City Academy, Capital City Academy, in North West London.
After fulfilling a two-year non-compete clause, Lowe founded the Red Brick Road integrated agency, taking its name from the route that Dorothy didn't follow in the Wizard of Oz. He launched by poaching Tesco's £50m advertising account from Lowe Worldwide. Other clients include Gala Coral, Sky One, Heineken and Olympus. In 2010 Lowe announced that he was "stepping back from day-to-day involvement" 
Lowe was married five times. His fourth wife was a US citizen, Dawn Lowe. They were married for 16 years and had a son, Sebastian.
Lowe is the only account manager to have won The President's Award from the Design and Art Directors Association of London.
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