Tom Harman, Associate Creative Director, TMW
We catch up with copywriter turned creative director Tom Harman. Lots of advice for any aspiring copywriters.
Tom Harman is an award-winning Creative Director at TMW who specialises in direct and digital advertising. Alongside his partner-in-crime Mr George Bell Esquire, they have run a decade-long spree of notching up industry awards, including Campaign Big, Revolution and DMA accolades.
What was your first ever job?
My first job was as a Saturday Library Assistant. I got paid to sssssssssshhh people and put books back in their rightful place. I’m now a book-geek with OCD.
What got you into advertising?
I didn’t have a grand plan or anything. It started when I popped into the careers library at uni. In those days, they arranged careers by A to Z in these whopping great big box files. So I picked up the A file and started flicking through the pages… ACCOUNTANCY. Nah. ACTOR. Meh. ADVERTISING. Hmmm, looks interesting. And that was it. The chance to be creative every day was all I was after.
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