Jeremy Sinclair

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Jeremy Theodorson Sinclair CBE is a British businessman who was a founding director of M&C Saatchi and in 1970 was one of the founders of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Jeremy Sinclair was born in Newcastle, and educated in Scotland at Rannoch School.[1] He continued on to Watford College of Art and Technology and briefly studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.[2]

Career[edit]

Jeremy Sinclair began his career in advertising in 1968 when he joined Cramer Saatchi.[3] In 1970 he joined Saatchi & Saatchi as a founding member. He became creative director in 1973 and chairman in 1982 of Saatchi & Saatchi UK.[4] In 1986 he became the Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi plc[5] 1995 saw the creation of M&C Saatchi, founded by himself, Bill Muirhead, David Kershaw, Maurice and Charles Saatchi.[6]

Notable Campaigns[edit]

While working at Cramer Saatchi in 1967 he was responsible for overseeing one of their most significant campaigns. The campaign was for the Health and Education Council in 1969 and was titled "The pregnant man".[7] Once Saatchi & Saatchi had formed and Sinclair had taken on his role, he was the mind behind the 1979 "Labour isn't working" campaign. He regularly devises political advertising campaigns for the Conservative Party (UK), and created the "demon eyes" caricature of Tony Blair.[8] As part of the continued links between Saatchi & Saatchi and the Conservative party, Sinclair's political adverts have become well-known.[9]

His Campaigns for Schweppes and the launch of Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK earned him international recognition with two Gold Lions at the Cannes Advertising festival.[10] He has additionally won three silver awards at the Designers and Art Directors Association, and golds at the British Press Awards.[11]

Other Interests and Non Executive Roles[edit]

Sinclair teaches Philosophy twice a week at the London School of Economic Science.[12]

He has been the chairman of a number of charities, including the School of Communication Arts, The Designers and Art Directors Association, The Art Academy and the Independent Educational Association.[13] He is also chairman and a trustee of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.[14][15]

He is a governor St. James School[16] and is the organizer of the School of Economic Science's annual event known as Art in Action at Waterperry.[17]

He is the author of the book, Brutal Simplicity of Thought.[18] The thesis of Sinclair's book is to strip creative thought back to ensure that advertising campaigns have maximum impact in their simplicity.[19]

Along with his wife Jacqueline, Sinclair authored the children's book Faces, Faces, Faces, published by Penguin Random House.[20] The story explores the world of faces that children see in inanimate objects.[21] The inspiration behind the book comes from previous artwork that his wife created, as well as her enjoyment of the children stories that Sinclair told their own children.[22]

Sinclair was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to advertising.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 13, 2017 
  2. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 13, 2017 
  3. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 5, 2017 
  4. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 5, 2017 
  5. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 5, 2017 
  6. ^ "Jeremy Sinclair, M&C Saatchi Chairman/Co Founder". Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jeremy Sinclair: Out of the 'plotting shed', on to the stock market. M&C Saatchi's pitch to the city". The Independent. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Ben Somerset How (November 25, 2011). "Market Leader Interview – Jeremy Sinclair, Chairman, M&C Saatchi PLC". Creativebrief.com. 
  9. ^ "The 1000 Most influential people 2009". Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 13, 2017 
  11. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 13, 2017 
  12. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 8, 2017 
  13. ^ Jeremy Sinclair- M&C Saatchi, archived from the original on June 3, 2016, retrieved March 8, 2017 
  14. ^ "Health". London Evening Standard. October 2, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Jeremy Sinclair: Out of the 'plotting shed', on to the stock market. M&C Saatchi's pitch to the City". The Independent. March 28, 2004. 
  16. ^ http://www.stjamesschools.co.uk/seniorgirls/about-us.php?page=governors
  17. ^ http://www.artinaction.org.uk/_Assets/LIB/PressReleases/Press%20Release%20January%202012.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.creativebrief.com/blog/2011/11/25/market-leader-interview-%E2%80%93-jeremy-sinclair-chairman-mc-saatchi-plc/
  19. ^ Clark, Mairi. "The Drum speaks to Jeremy Sinclair of M&C Saatchi to talk about the brutal simplicity of thought". The Drum. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Highgate picture book explores the strange faces of inanimate objects". etcetera. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Highgate picture book explores the strange faces of inanimate objects". etcetera. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Highgate picture book explores the strange faces of inanimate objects". etcetera. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  23. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N9.