Mark Denton

ECD at COY! Communications / Director at Thomas Thomas Films

Print, Outdoor & Ambient

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Mark Denton Esq. is just about getting the hang of this advertising lark after 41 1⁄2 years of playing around at it.

He’s been the creative partner of a world famous ad agency and the owner of a highly decorated design company.

He’s produced plays, launched magazines, had his artistic works exhibited, re-launched Britain’s oldest advertising award and put on the UK’s first ever World Championship Mexican Wrestling event.

Both as a creative and a director Mark has had a lot of skin in shed loads of award winning work for clients like Nike, Wrangler, British Telecom, Heineken, Levis, General Motors, Cadbury’s, Greenpeace and many, many, many, many more.

In fact he’s won an obscenely large amount of awards in general. Especially if you count bronzes and certificates (and he does count them regularly).

He’s currently the Boss of the creative collective that is COY! Communications, making art, designing stuff, shooting commercials and doing inspirational talks around the globe for anyone who shows a glimmer of interest.

His lectures have revealed that most of his professional achievements have happened by accident after implementing his trademark formula of coming up with a schoolboy idea, applying high-end finish to it and then standing back to see unexpected, magical results unfold.

That hare-brained theory and more are contained in his renown inspirational talks.

But don't take our word for it - see the lovely quotes below:

"My daughter's right, she said his talks are better than mine." - Dave Trott, Founder of GGT, legendary speaker and author.

"For me, the most inspirational person working in the business today." - Mark Fairbanks, Group Creative Director at R/GA

"Mark Denton’s talks have a long afterlife. Weeks after attending one you find yourself bursting into laughter when one of his stories inexplicably springs into your mind. It can be quite embarrassing."  Ben Casey, Co-founder and Director of The Chase.

"Mark has that incredible optimism and excitement that makes the impossible not quite so impossible anymore..." - Laura Jordan Bambach, CCO of Mr. President.

 "The true measure of Mark Denton is a dedication to creativity which takes him to the brink of self-harm, coupled with an unstoppable determination to nurture the creative potential of everyone he encounters." - Jason Stone, Editor of David Reviews.

"Mark's energy is off the scales, he has an idea and then that idea doesn’t stay in a bottom drawer, it gets made and he breathes life into it." - Nicole Yershon, Entrepreneur and author of Rough Diamond.

"...don't be fooled, there are serious lessons to be learned here by anyone wanting to succeed in the advertising and design business." - Ben Priest, CCO and Co-founder of adam&eveDDB.

"Life Affirming" - Damon Collins, ECD at Joint.

"Amazing!" - Tony Kaye (yes! THE Tony Kaye)