Apparently the top brass at Lowe (not Ed Morris, the management guys) mentioned this poll at an all-staff meeting. And I suspect one or two other ECD's (hello Brian & Simon) may have had some kind of campaign going.

Respect to them.

This is a competitive business, and if you're not the kind of person who wants to win - even if it's just a stupid poll on a stupid blog - then you're in the wrong game.

Let's look at the results.

Jeremy Craigen wins. On sheer consistent quality of work, that seems fair.

You could make a strong case too for either Richard Flintham, Robert Saville/Mark Waites, Tony Davidson/Kim Papworth, or Trevor Beattie. Don't forget that, as well as winning a shitload of awards, these guys have also built a business.

Some of the ECD's on this table have not been in the job long enough to really put their own stamp on an agency's output - e.g. Nick Gill, Mark Hunter, Russell Ramsey - so I suspect their vote might look different in a year's time.

I'd also love to see a separate 'value-added' table, like they do for schools. In other words, look at which ECD has improved their agency's work the most, or done the best work relative to the talent at their disposal.

That will have to be for another time I guess.

Previous poll results:
How Happy Are You With Your Agency?
Who Do You Prefer To Date?
What's Better - Small Agency Or Big Agency?
Is It The Client Or The Agency Who Makes The Work Good?
Why Is Fallon's Print Not As Good As Their TV?
Is Dave Trott's Thinking Still Relevant?
Which Brand Would You Most LikeTo Work On?
What Do Scamp Readers Do For A Living?
What Time Do You Leave Work?
Does Juan Earn One Million Pounds A Year?
How Much Do You Earn?
What Do You Think Of Our Trade Rag?
Should A Creative Look Creative?
Ad Of The Year 2007
Do Difficult People Do The Best Work?
Who Is Responsible For Ineffectiveness?
Your Personal Success Record
Which Department Is The Most Insane?
What Music Do You Listen To While Working?
What Time Do You Get In?
Who Drinks The Most?
Press v Online
Success Or Glory?
Is Reading Blogs A Waste Of Time?
What's Your Job Satisfaction Level?
What's The Best Kind Of Festive Greeting?
Ad Of The Year 2006
What's Your Favourite Medium To Work In?
Agency Of The Year 2006
Which Department Is The Most Overpaid?