A few very kind things that some of you have said about what I do. Hearty thanks to you all. I hope you weren’t just being polite.
Juliette Lailler, Senior International Product Manager, Parfums Christian Dior
Andrew plays with words like few people do. He turns simple sentences into brilliant creative catchphrases, all while being always effortlessly true to his client’s DNA and heritage. It was a pleasure working with you, Andrew.
Siân Allmark, Founder and Director of Growth, The Fifth Mark
Andrew is one of those outstanding, rare talents who blends a truly original tone, unique creativity and excellent salesmanship to craft truly excellent copy. Andrew did a brilliant job of carving The Fifth Mark a tone apart from the rest and the whole creative process was an absolute pleasure. If you’re looking for an outstanding, heavyweight copywriter who truly elevates brands, look no further.
Claire Gallon, Senior Strategist at Ogilvy Consulting
Andrew is one of those rare copywriters who dares to challenge yourself and push the strategic thinking further from the very first time you brief him. Besides his obvious talent for sparkling prose and creating compelling copy, Andrew never takes the topic head on. Instead, he asks himself why it matters to craft the bigger story happening behind the big idea. Coupled with his relentless discontent and his incredible sense of pride, Andrew always brings out his best on every project he undertakes and never stops improving. A tagline. A manifesto. A tone of voice. A film. Making sure every single word counts.
André Tingberg, Associate Creative Director at Ogilvy New York
If you need a master of poetic communication writing Andrew Jolliffe is your man. To have writing skills that can uplift brands in such a high level is pure magic. It’s easy to recommend a man like Andrew, so give him a call if you need writing on the highest level.
Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy Group UK
Andrew is as charming, incisive and intelligent as the work he produces – two things not always found in combination. I still miss his presence and his invaluably lop-sided way of looking at the world ten years after he left for the fleshpots of Paris.
Brogen Averill, Brogen Averill Studio
I have worked with Andrew at Ogilvy Paris on a number of occasions over a several year period. I have found Andrew to have always been an extremely creative and original thinker. Perhaps his unique background and individuality contribute to his ability to think in a unique manner. He is extremely conscientious and serious about his work, doing whatever’s required to complete a job professionally. Often required to tackle numerous projects at a time he is always on top of his work load, working happily and efficiently. Andrew is a collaborative worker, is very sociable and friendly. Andrew gets along with everyone and instils a sense of camaraderie amongst his colleagues. I’ve been working in advertising for many years and would personally rate Andrew as one of the best and most creative writers I’ve had the fortune to work with.
Tonya Fossey, Senior Creative Partner of Global Brand Strategy, Viasat Inc.
Andrew is an amazing creative partner – able to marry strategy with creative – and produces the most inspiring expressions of creative strategy imaginable. He is simply a genius at being able to take what is often a seedling of a creative idea – and build it out to fully capture the breadth and depth of the space – creating brilliant creative brand manifestos that not only bring the idea to life, but does so in a poetic way, all the while strategically aligning it with each brand’s vision. Few creative folks in my experience have had this unique perspective and been able to master this craft. I’ve worked with Andrew in this capacity on countless big brands that often led to new account wins – from Coca-Cola and IBM to Bacardi/Grey Goose and BAT – and Andrew delivered excellence each and every time, making him a ‘secret weapon’ that I believe everyone in advertising should have in their arsenal.
Alexandra Mimoun, Head of Integrated Planning at Publicis
Andrew is a true poet and can turn words into magic. Literally. It’s rare to come across English speaking talents like him in Paris. Andrew writes the most beautiful Manifestos and can come up with hundreds of lines in very little time. It’s been a pleasure to work with Andrew and I hope our paths will cross again in the future.
Bruno Bicalho Carvalhaes, Senior Art Director at CLM BBDO
I had the opportunity to work directly with Andrew at Ogilvy Paris, and we would often team up as a creative team. Andrew is one of the most brilliant copywriters I’ve ever met. Someone who can turn an average idea into a masterpiece, just by the simple use of words. Great experience!
Jim Thomas, Digital & Social Media Creative
Andrew by background is a very experienced copywriter. Long copy, short copy, punchy, sympathetic, sensitive: he can handle everything. Although that doesn’t even start to do his skill set justice. Along the way he’s become an accomplished conceptor, strategist, presenter and natural leader at some of the world’s biggest agencies across Europe. His manner is calm and relaxed. His knowledge is deep and wide across all business sectors. His leadership style empowering and encouraging. A copywriter ne plus ultra.
Marc-Antoine Jarry, Executive Planning Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day
I love working with Andrew. As the true maverick he is, he brings a magical touch to all he does, specifically his writing. And more than often, the result seems effortless and is powerful.
Nick Bakshi Senior Copywriter at BETC
Professional advertiser Andrew Jolliffe is hands down one of the most talented copywriters I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I would say he “practically wrote the book on copy”, but he ACTUALLY wrote the book on copy, and it’s one I still dig around in for tips to this day. An amazing addition to any team, Andrew brings a depth of strategic and creative knowledge that only comes with years and years of experience. I would jump at the opportunity to work with him again.
Ginevra Capece, Global Creative Strategist at Facebook
I’ve had the good fortune to work with Andrew on many projects. Andrew writes beautifully and effortlessly, he brings depths in the ideas and a touch of humour that makes the whole difference. But Andrew is not just a copywriter, he’s a creative that goes beyond the words, he digs for the good idea and expands it a thousand times more. In a time where every word counts, Andrew’s skills are essential to any brands or ideas waiting to come alive.
Guillaume Titus-Carmel, Creative Resource Lead at Publicis Sapient, France
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Andrew quite a lot. And each time with the same pleasure : He understands the brief, asks the right questions, suggests what would make the result even better. Andrew is this type of brilliant, enthusiastic creative genius with a “je ne sais quoi” that makes him a reference in storytelling and copywriting. Thumbs way up.
Will Awdry, Creative Director at Big Fish
Andrew’s affable style and approachable nature are the outer coverings of a razor-sharp mind and singularly expressive writer. I worked with him at two different agencies. He’s extremely likeable. He’s a forensic strategist. He solves intractable challenges with joyful simplicity. Irritatingly, this is not just an opinion. It’s a fact.
Reza Ghaem-Maghami, Global Chief Strategy Officer at Proximity Worldwide
Working with Andrew is both having a amazing creative writer and a strategic thinker on your side. Happy to recommend.
Patrick Sullivan, Global Creative Director at Marriott International
Insatiably curious. A magician of language. An incorrigible wit. Andrew is a truly gifted writer with a monstrous creative spirit. His passion for the written word paired with his uncanny ability to unearth fresh conceptual territory makes him a force to be reckoned with in the advertising world. In the time we’ve spent together, I’ve always been in awe of his unflappable determination and work ethic, relentlessly searching for the truth inside of every brief. His manifestos have an almost lyrical quality and his obsession with his craft has been quite inspiring for me. Undoubtedly, Andrew is one of the good ones, and I relish the opportunity to fight with him in the trenches once again.