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Paul Tullo, Founder and Creative Partner, TMW

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12:00 PM | 20 April 2013
by Adam Oldfield
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We chatted to Paul Tullo, Founder & Creative Partner of TMW.  Check out what he had to say for some great advice on getting into the advertising industry.

What was your first ever job?

It’s difficult to answer exactly because I worked in a collection of different advertising agencies for most of the holidays during my time at art school. My first full time job was in a small design company called PSA. Great experience and wonderful people; my boss used to bring out a bottle of champagne to share with his department every day, at about 4pm… ahhh the 80s!!

How did you clinch your first job in adland?

I got on the phone and talked to a lot of people. I researched all the industry bodies I could find, called them, went to their offices and asked for advice. I created a hit list of companies and pestered the creative directors, asking them to see my portfolio. After a few weeks, I had three job offers. As I said, it was the 80s!

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