Stephen Timms

Hello. I’m a senior freelance integrated copywriter. Before going freelance I spent four years plying my trade at OgilvyOne London. Previously, I’ve plied it at TBWA/London, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Harrison Troughton Wunderman, Rapier, Wunderman and Cogent Elliott. Scroll down and take a look at my work. Then see if you can pick the piece that picked up a Cannes Lions Direct Grand Prix. Discover the rare piece of John Lennon memorabilia I found in Rolls-Royce’s archives. Or see why sometimes 784 words are all you need to get your point across on a 48-sheet poster. Thanks for looking. If you’d like me to ply my trade for you, give me a call on 07980 446 308.

Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms

Senior Copywriter, High Barnet


Stephen Timms began his copywriting career at Cogent Elliott in Solihull.

His move to London and the world of direct marketing came when he joined Wunderman Cato Johnson.

After three years he moved to Harrison Troughton Wunderman – where he worked for five years. In that time, he won over 50 awards, including a Cannes Lions Direct Grand Prix for his AA ‘Hitchhiker’ work, which also won him his first D&AD entry. He later became Associate Creative Director on the agency’s award-winning M&G Investments and Star Alliance accounts.

After five years at HTW, he joined Partners Andrews Aldridge as Head of Copy, where he stayed for six years working on brands as diverse as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and The Sun.

He then jumped above-the-line and moved to TBWA\London where he worked as the lead copywriter on Four Seasons.

He then jumped ship to work as a copywriter at OgilvyOne London.

Here are a few of the awards he’s won:

Campaign Big Awards, Commendation – Rolls-Royce Rankin
Campaign Big Awards, Nomination – Rolls-Royce Rankin
Campaign Direct, Silver – M&G
Campaign Direct, Silver – M&G
Campaign Direct, Silver – M&G
Campaign Direct, Silver – National Phobics Society
Campaign Direct, Silver – M&G
Campaign Direct, Silver – Wunderman Cannes
Campaign Direct, Commendation – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
Campaign Direct, Commendation – Wunderman Cannes Recruitment
Campaign Direct, Commendation – M&G

Cannes Lions Direct, Grand Prix – AA
Cannes Lions Direct, Gold – AA
Cannes Lions Direct, Silver – Star Alliance
Cannes Lions Direct, Silver – National Phobics Society
Cannes Lions Direct, Bronze – Microsoft
Cannes Lions Direct, Bronze – M&G
Cannes Lions Direct, Finalist – M&G
Cannes Lions Direct, Finalist – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
Cannes Lions Direct, Finalist – Lexus

Creative Circle, Silver – Thorntons
Creative Circle, Silver – British Dyslexia Association

D&AD, In Book (Direct Mail) – AA
D&AD, In Book (Direct Mail Low Volume) – National Phobics Society
D&AD, In Book (Writing For Direct) – National Phobics Society

DMA Awards, Grand Prix – Star Alliance
DMA Awards, Gold – National Phobics Society
DMA Awards, Gold – M&G
DMA Awards, Gold – M&G
DMA Awards, Gold – M&G
DMA Awards, Gold – M&G
DMA Awards, Gold – M&G
DMA Awards, Gold – Star Alliance
DMA Awards, Gold – Star Alliance
DMA Awards, Gold – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
DMA Awards, Gold – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
DMA Awards, Gold – Britannic Retirement Solutions
DMA Awards, Silver – Greenbee
DMA Awards, Silver – National Phobics Society
DMA Awards, Silver – National Phobics Society
DMA Awards, Silver – Microsoft
DMA Awards, Silver – Star Alliance
DMA Awards, Silver – Star Alliance
DMA Awards, Silver – Wunderman Cannes Recruitment
DMA Awards, Silver – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
DMA Awards, Silver – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
DMA Awards, Silver – M&G
DMA Awards, Bronze – M&G
DMA Awards, Bronze – DMA Call For Entries
DMA Awards, Bronze – M&G
DMA Awards, Bronze – Coral Bookmakers
DMA Awards, Bronze – Greenbee
DMA Awards, Bronze – Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
DMA Awards, Bronze – Britannic Retirement Solutions

EPICA Awards, Winner, Direct Marketing – National Phobics Society
EPICA Awards, Winner, Direct Marketing – AA