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Gerry Human
Global Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather

LONDON, UK // Based at O&M London since 2009, Gerry’s role is to lead creative work on Global Brands.

He has run his own agency, HarrisonHuman, which was twice named agency of the year in South Africa, led several creative departments in the role of Executive Creative Director and directed the creative work on many large, multinational brands; including Unilever/Dove, Coca Cola, Audi, BMW, Cadbury, KFC, SABMiller, Virgin Atlantic and Royal Philips N.V.

The period in which he was O&M London’s Executive Creative Director (2011 – 2015), is the most awarded in the agency’s 65-year history.

His “Breathless Choir” campaign for Philips was awarded Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Pharma Lions and named Best of Show at the 2016 IPA Health Awards.

In 2015, Clio’s named 28 Too Many “Advertiser of the Year”, and O&M London “Agency of the Year” after his provocative campaign against FGM swept the boards, winning a total of 15 statues, including Grand Prix.

His campaign for Expedia was The Gunn Report’s “most awarded campaign in the world” in 2013, also winning a coveted Gold Effectiveness Lion in 2014.

He has served on many international award juries including Clios, Cannes Lions, One Show and D&AD, where he was jury foreman in 2015. He is the recipient of 62 Cannes Lions and 34 Clio Statues as well as multiple Grand Prix’s at major award shows around the world.

Gerry believes in hard work, big ideas and small miracles.