News

  • 23.02.2021

    Making (creative) populism great again

    Our Chief Strategy Officer Josh has been reflecting on what brands can learn from both Biden and Trump's brands of populism. Read his words in Campaign here.

  • 29.01.2021

    Brand Inspiration from the Inauguration

    Our Planning Director Amelia reflects on President Biden's inauguration, and looks at what lessons brands can take from it. Read the full piece here.  

  • 27.01.2021

    Charlie Rudd on Lockdown 3.0

    Our CEO Charlie has been speaking to The Drum about the challenges that Lockdown 3.0 has brought for both ad agencies and clients. Read the full article here.

  • 13.01.2021

    TUI Appoints Leo Burnett London

    We are super excited to announce that we have been appointed to work with TUI. We can't wait to get to work on this iconic brand, and start dreaming about holidays again! See the full announcement here.

  • 09.09.2020

    Carly Avener on Working Through Lockdown

    Our Managing Director Carly Avener spoke to Creative Brief on over communicating, creating space for difficult conversations and fighting cabin fever during lockdown. Read the full interview here.

  • 04.09.2020

    Tom Sussman Weighs in on Oatly

    Our Head of Planning, Tom Sussman, reckons that the recent Oatly-Blackstone controversy is all a bit of a storm in a teacup. The Drum carried his full remarks and you can read them here.

  • 20.07.2020

    Premier Inn Picks Leo Burnett London

    We are delighted to announce that we've been chosen by Premier Inn to handle their advertising account. Read more here.

  • 09.06.2020

    Chaka on Creativity During the Pandemic

    'We don't have a clue'. Our Chief Creative Officer Chaka Sobhani had an honest discussion with Campaign about the challenges of making advertising during lockdown. Read the full piece here.

  • 31.03.2020

    Steph Ellis vs. Lockdown Guilt

    Our Senior Creative spoke to Little Black Book about how she is fighting lockdown guilt. Read the full piece here.

  • 07.03.2020

    Mark Elwood Returns to Leo’s

    We are really pleased to announce the return of Mark Elwood to Leo Burnett London after two decades. Mark will take the role of Executive Creative Director, and joins from MullenLowe. Read the full announcement here.

  • 06.03.2020

    Leo Burnett London lands Vision Express creative account

    Vision Express have chosen us to lead their advertising after a competitive pitch. A fabulous brand that we can't wait to build a strong partnership with. Read more here.

  • 09.10.2019

    Carly Avener joins as Managing Director

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Carly Avener as Managing Director. Joining from BBH, Carly will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the agency and leadership of the New Business team. See the announcement here.

  • 26.09.2019

    Gulf Oil appoints Leo Burnett as first global ad agency

    We are proud to announce that Gulf Oil has chosen Leo Burnett as its first global ad agency of record. The account will be managed out of Leo Burnett London. Read the full announcement here.

  • 20.03.2019

    Charlie Rudd Joins as CEO

    Charlie Rudd has been appointed as our new CEO. Previously CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, we can't wait to see where Charlie's leadership takes us. Read the full announcement here.

  • 18.06.2018

    Brandtasy League is back!

    As football fever kicks in with the launch of the Fifa World CupTM in Russia, the battle of the brands is also warming up. Our Brandtasy League is back, providing running analysis of sponsor and non-sponsor performance throughout the tournament. Check out all the action over at www.brandtasyleague.co.uk.

  • 18.06.2018

    Marketing Society Excellence Award for McDonald’s Trust

    Our work building Trust for McDonald's has been awarded the long-term marketing excellence award at this year's Marketing Society Excellence Awards! See the full list of winners here.

  • 17.05.2018

    Chaka and Gurinder Chadha at Creative Equals Conference

    Yesterday, Chaka took to the stage at the Creative Equals 2018 'Create Your Future' conference to talk 'Rewriting Culture'. See more from the day here.

  • 10.04.2018

    Betfair appoints Leo Burnett London

    We're delighted to announce our new partnership with Betfair, one of the genuine innovators of the industry, as they appoint us to their international creative business. See the full announcement here.

  • 22.02.2018

    Aerial Award win for McDonald’s ‘Beef Fairytails’

    Our McDonald's 'Beef Fairytails' radio ad, written by Ben Newman, has bagged an Aerial award 'for a very simple reason: it's entertaining.' Great stuff! See the full review and listen to the ad here. 

  • 22.02.2018

    Chaka interviewed in the first Pitch Podcast

    Listen to Chaka's interview with Jean Nkiru, director at Iconoclast London, in the first Pitch Podcast here.

  • 22.02.2018

    The secret behind our 29 year relationship with McDonald’s

    Our Chief Creative Officer, Chaka, and McDonald's Senior Vice-President, Chief Marketing Officer, Alistair Macrow sat down with Campaign (over milkshakes, naturally) in a McDonald's restaurant in Chelmsford to reveal how they plan to keep the good times going. See Chaka and Alistair in conversation here.

  • 25.01.2018

    Josh Bullmore’s secret work weapon in Campaign

    Our CSO Josh Bullmore has been sharing his wisdom on how the simple art of taking a moment to breathe is the best way to stay focussed at work with Campaign.

  • 24.01.2018

    Chaka gets all technical for Shots

    Chaka, our Chief Creative Officer, has been speaking to Shots magazine about the tech that powers her through her day. See the full article here.

  • 23.01.2018

    Leo Burnett and The One Club bring Creative Boot Camp to London

    We've teamed up with The One Club to offer hands on experience in advertising and design to those looking to get into the industry. We're running The One Club's week long Creative Boot Camp here in London, offering mentorship and the chance to build an ad campaign for a live client brief from the ground up to the participants.

  • 08.12.2017

    Leo Burnett Masterclass Series: Generation X

    We launched our masterclass series last month, the first event exploring the topic of Generation X with our panel of experts including Tiffanie Darke, Miranda Sawyer, Jerome Linder and our very own Sarah Baumann. See key insights from the day here.

  • 01.12.2017

    Bronze at Eurobest for McCafé Madness

    Our McCafé Madness work continued its winning streak at Eurobest where it picked up Bronze in the Non-Alcoholic Drinks category.

  • 01.12.2017

    Our Chaka talks Christmas ads with Campaign

    Chaka has been reviewing this year's Christmas ad offering with Campaign's Claire Beale and Droga5 London’s David Kolbusz. Grab a mince pie and have a listen to the podcast here.

  • 01.12.2017

    Double Gold win at Campaign Big for McDonald’s

    Our work for McDonald's took home two Golds at the 2017 Campaign Big awards. The first in the grocery & soft drinks category for McCafé Madness and the second in retail & restaurants for Great Tastes of America.

  • 17.11.2017

    Epica Gold for McCafé Madness

    Our work for McCafé has been awarded Gold in the Non-Alcoholic Drinks category at this year's Epica Awards.

  • 17.11.2017

    How to achieve brand success in the digital age?

    Our Planning Director, Ben Felton, has shared some of his smarts in this month's edition of AdMap, where he discusses brand loyalty in the age of machine learning. Read his four rules to achieving brand success in the digital age here.

  • 15.11.2017

    Leo Burnett named in Top 3 Global Networks

    Leo Burnett Worldwide has been ranked the No.3 Global Network at The One Club for Creativity.

  • 07.11.2017

    Our Chaka took 5 minutes with LBB…

    ...see her thoughts on all things from Ant & Dec, the state of comedy advertising and the Christmas commercial bonanza here.

  • 02.11.2017

    Four wins at the LIAs for McCafé and End Youth Homelessness

    Our work for McCafé has scooped two Silvers and a Bronze at this year's LIAs and our End Youth Homelessness work has also picked up a Bronze.

  • 31.10.2017

    Craig Neilson joins us as Head of Creative Production & Operations

    Craig joins us from McCann and will be heading up Creative Production & Operations here at Leo's. See the full story here.

  • 26.10.2017

    Our new branding

    As you might have noticed, Leo Burnett London has had a bit of a facelift of late. We've given a colourful, modern twist to the glasses, pencil and apple that sit at the heart of our agency heritage. Take a look at our Instagram for the story behind the icons, and follow us there for upcoming creative inspiration.

  • 16.10.2017

    Welcoming new talent in our Creative department

    Two new creative teams, Charlotte & Loriley and Dan & Gate, as well as senior creative Gary Lathwell and art director Gareth Butters have recently joined the creative department here at Leo's. Welcome to the family!

  • 12.10.2017

    Welcoming Gareth Collins as our new CEO

    Gareth Collins will be taking the helm here at Leo’s from 1st November. See the full announcement here.

  • 29.09.2017

    Josh Bullmore speaking at School of Life Businesswise conference

    We are partnering with The School of Life in their Business Wise conference on 9th October, which is inviting a glittering array of speakers to muse the question 'How brands can help people lead better lives'. Our very own Josh Bullmore will also be speaking on the subject.

  • 29.09.2017

    Leo Burnett supports Advertising Unlocked

    We have welcomed 30 students who are curious about a career in advertising into the agency as part of the IPA’s Advertising Unlocked initiative. They are being fully immersed in agency life with the chance to work on a live brief and present their work to one of our lovely creative directors.

  • 28.09.2017

    Say Yes, Australia!

    We’re getting behind Australia’s LGBTO+ community all the way from London as the country completes a public survey on same-sex marriage equality. We’re shouting our support loud and proud with ‘Say yes, Australia’ emblazoned across our office windows until the result is published on 15th November. Cass, one of our lovely creatives, has also been contributing to the yes campaign with illustrations, which she is sharing on Instagram.