Trevor Robinson OBE is one of the most high profile and highly regarded people in advertising, despite being told at the age of 11 by his school careers advisor he’d have more chance of being a bus driver. A background that has enabled him to keep his feet firmly on the ground and to create populist ideas, loved by real people.
He has been responsible for some of the most famous and talked about advertising of his era from the iconic and multi-award winning ‘You’ve Been Tango-ed’ Orange Slap to the more recent Haribo ‘Kids Voices’ campaign.
In 1995 he set up Quiet Storm, the first agency to write, direct and produce its own work. To this day we are still one of the few agencies where creatives direct their own work. Trevor has also been recognised in influencer lists including Debretts 500, Campaign’s A List and The Drum Top 100 Adverati. He is a regular main stage speaker at Cannes Lions on creativity and craft. And last year he was president of the craft jury, and the festivals ambassador for the craft category.
Trevor is renowned for his contribution to society and for encouraging future talent from marginalised backgrounds. He’s chaired the IPA’s Ethnic Diversity Forum is now part of the IPA’s Ilist and set up “Create Not Hate” to tackle gun crime by getting disenfranchised youths from his old community into creative projects. He was awarded an OBE in 2009 for his services to charity and advertising.