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Justin Tindall

Former Group Chief Creative Officer

M&C Saatchi

London, UK

Justin Tindall


Justin Tindall, former Group Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi, has many years’ experience in the advertising industry and was previously Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett.

Justin has been involved in numerous high-profile advertising campaigns for clients including Olympus, VW Beetle, Harvey Nichols, Magners and Lurpak.

Justin helped to conceive and initiate the Creative Circle Foundation, which offers free, creative advertising courses aimed exclusively at people from as varied, underprivileged and diverse a background as possible.

Justin Tindall’s Newsfeed

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M&C Saatchi & University of Greenwich launch initiative

M&C Saatchi & University of Greenwich launch initiative to expose inner-city girls to the creative industries - The concept was originally thought up by Justin Tindall, chief creative officer at M&C Saatchi, back in 2016, who then approached Miriam Sorrentino, from the University of Greenwich, to help design the programme. “I am immensely proud of Carbon Academy – an idea that, in truth, was largely born out of frustration: Frustration at an industry full of headline-grabbing, well-intentioned D&I initiatives that rarely materialise beyond the publicity. Frustration at creative departments being predominantly populated by people who look, sound and think the same. Frustration at the lack of awareness among creative school leavers of advertising as a viable career path,” Justin explains.

FCA kicks off final phase of Arnie 'head' campaign

Justin Tindall, group chief creative officer at M&C Saatchi, said: "Our ambition with this campaign when it started was to cut through all the white noise of PPI to make people stop and take action. Featuring an animatronic Arnie head yelling about PPI was a stroke of crazy creative genius and about as far removed from box-ticking advertising as you can get.

Justin Tindall’s Background

Former Group Chief Creative Officer
Jan 2016 - Jan 2020
London, UK
M&C Saatchi is a worldwide independent advertising agency network which was formed in January 1995. The M&C Saatchi UK Group is made up of 15 different companies, all of whom specialise in a different discipline. All M&C Saatchi companies globally pride themselves upon four defining principles; 1. Brutal Simplicity of Thought 2. Diversity of Thought 3. Independence 4. Ownership
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Leo Burnett
Executive Creative Director
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
London, UK
Leo Burnett is a creative agency that believes in the power of a strong culture, that puts people and creativity at the heart of everything they do.
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London, UK
Creative Circle Foundation runs a free academy which offers a full-time creative course in London, to help students from less privileged backgrounds gain placements and subsequent employment in the UK creative industry.

Justin Tindall’s Education

Degree in Fine Art
1986 - 1989