Frank Lowe (advertiser)
|Sir Frank Lowe|
|Born||Frank Budge Lowe
August 1941 (age 74)
|Known for||advertising agency pioneer|
Pat Booth (2008-09, her death)
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, 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 Queen's 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.
His fourth wife was the American 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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