My name’s Reginald Octavius Bartholomew Brown, but you can just call me Reggie. I’ve been in the advertising and marketing business for more years than I care to remember. But before all that, here’s a little bit about me.
I’m East-end born and bred, from a bloodline of top dogs… You’ll probably know my uncle Montgomery Brown from that picture of him and his boys playing poker back in the day. I remember being a young pup listening to the tricks of the trade from those old fellas. I learnt from the best of the best, which led me to Oxford, as well as spending a bit of time stateside at Yale too.
But I was all about being in front of the camera selling shit to people. Everyone wanted a bit of me. That was until all those casting directors suddenly decided they wanted someone more ‘fluffy’ and ‘cute’. What a load of bollocks. So I quit acting and got into advertising instead. From Sterling Cooper to McMann & Tate, to Wallace & McQuade, where haven’t I been? Don Draper learnt all his tricks from me.
Now? I know this business through and through, so thought it was about time I shared some of these tidbits with other marketing folk. Maybe, just maybe, you could be the next Reggie Brown.
The future and digital.
Cats, inadequate copy writers and hoovers.
Hovercrafting and frisbie.