David Abbott: Advertising copywriter renowned for his integrity and acclaimed as one of the finest in the industry
21 May 2014 12:00 AM
David Abbott, founder of the advertising agency Abbott Mead Vickers (AMV), was widely considered one of Britain's finest copywriters, renowned for his integrity and serenity in a business famed for the immorality depicted in Mad Men. From 1979 onwards he turned AMV into the biggest and most financially successful agency in the UK – and saw it grow globally as AMV BBDO, as it is now known, with 288 offices in 80 countries and widely regarded as the world's most successful creative network. Handling such accounts as BT, Aviva and Sainsbury's, it now forms part of the Omnicom Group.