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Just Look How Cute Simon Cowell & Richard Branson Are as Fat Cats



Elton John also features in humorous Sunday Times 'Rich List' prints by Grey London and Tim Flach

Just Look How Cute Simon Cowell & Richard Branson Are as Fat Cats

Grey London has taken a humorous approach to promoting The Sunday Times’ Rich List 2014 in a campaign shot by Tim Flach – one of the world’s leading animal photographers – and which features Sirs Richard Branson and Elton John as well as X Factor mogul Simon Cowell.

Once the cats had been photographed, the images were digitally retouched (using lookalike models as reference to ensure likeness) and props added – including specs and an earring for Elton, Cowell’s trademark hairdo and an aeroplane collar for Branson.

The Super-Rich List – which is new this year and is available within the 11 May issue of The Sunday Times Magazine will be out first. All three executions then promote the definitive Rich List, which for the first time appropriates an entire issue of The Sunday Times Magazine (18 May) – allowing an enhanced range of editorial content around the list itself. The front and back covers of the magazine also feature a fourth, non-specific cat, again created by Grey.

The campaign was written by Jo Sissons and Kate Allsop, art directed by Miguel Gonzalez, shot by Tim Flach and retouched by Antony Crossfield. Creative Director was Dave Monk.


Project name:  Rich List

Client: Nick Stringer, Director of Marketing Communications

Client: Suzi Watford, Marketing Director

Client: Louise Davis, Marketing Planner

Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard

Creative Director: Dave Monk

Creative team: Jo Sissons Kate Allsop, Miguel Gonzalez

Creative producer: Kevin Noble              

Managing Partner: Natalie Graeme

Business Director: Tamsine Foggin

Account Director: Albert Ponnelle

Planner: Hamish Cameron

Media agency: MsiX 

Production company: Peter Bailey Productions

Photographer: Tim Flach

Digital artist: Antony Crossfield

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Categories: Media and Entertainment, Newspapers

Grey, Tue, 06 May 2014 10:42:59 GMT