Creative Director

Having been hired by Sir John Hegarty at BBH - which was awarded the most creative agency in the world 10 years in a row, Martin’s budding career as a milkman was cut short. However, he went on to create effective, award winning campaigns for brands such as Levi’s, Sony and Audi.

Martin then moved to Leagas Delaney to become head of art and partner to the legendry Tim Delaney. A lot of laughs and shouting led to more award-winning campaigns for Adidas, Harrods and Porsche. He also spent time in USA launching Leagas Delaney America.

In 1999, Martin started his own agency, Hooper Galton, which after 12 successful years was acquired by VCCP. Martin has won over 120 industry awards to date. He is also founder of Bang Said The Gun, a raucous weekly stand up poetry show at The Soho Theatre, London, where he performs regularly. Bang was recently voted the best poetry night in the UK by the Times.  

In 2019, Martin founded Beehive, an agency alternative, where he is Creative Director.

Judging panel

Raymond Swan

Creative Director

Rae Stones

Head Of Copy
Guardian News & Media

Allan Blair

Head of Experience Strategy

Dan Hulse

Chief Strategy Officer & Partner
St Luke's

Emma de la Fosse

Chief Creative Officer
Digitas UK

Perle Arteta

Senior Creative

Tim Doust

Chairman of

Tom Bedwell

Managing Director

Leila Fataar


Ashika Chauchan

Digital Creative Director
Krow Group

Paul Moran

Executive Creative Director
Leo Burnett

Emma Scott Robinson

Group Creative Director, Consumer Products Lead
Publicis Sapient