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Dave Trott

Creative Director, Copywriter, Author

Born in east London.

1967 – 71 Rockerfeller Scholarship to art school in New York, trained in advertising on Madison Avenue.

1971 – 1980 worked at BMP.

1980, left to found Gold Greenlees Trott.

GGT voted ‘Agency of the Year’ by Campaign and ‘Most Creative Agency in the World’ by Ad Age in New York.

1990 founded BST

1993 founded WTCS

2003 this became CST.

2010 merged with The Gate, left 2014.

2004 the D&AD President’s Award, for lifetime achievement.


Written 3 books on creativity:

‘Creative Mischief’ 

‘Predatory Thinking’ 



In the 1970s, set up the ‘D&AD Creative Workshop’ course

this ran for thirty years.

It trained hundreds of young creatives, many of them now London’s top creative directors.