Paul Burke

Writer & Producer

Craft is crucial to our industry because a good idea is nothing without it.  And in this category, the better the sound, the clearer the picture.

Paul began his career as a Van Driver at AMVBBDO before becoming a Copywriter at Y&R, JWT and BMP DDB. In that time, he became the world’s most-awarded Radio Writer and Producer before leaving the industry to write books.  He published four novels to critical acclaim, but critical acclaim does not pay the bills, so he had to come grovelling back to advertising.  He can write anything for any medium, and now has a parallel career as a journalist.  Good job too because he is utterly useless at everything else. For example, he has the visual flair of Blind Lemon Jefferson.  Which makes him an ideal choice for the sound jury.