MarComm News’ Legend Series is designed to show a different side of some of the ‘best of the best’ (our legends) personalities of the Marketing and Communications world. These people really don’t need an introduction and we’re sure most people in the industry know their career highlights and stories already!
So here is a look at Williams Murray Hamm’s Garrick Hamm:
Q) What is your morning routine?
A) Mint tea. Make my wife a ‘green bastard’, kale/spinach, fruit berry, ginger, turmeric, twist of black pepper smoothie. Have breakfast with my daughters. Cycle to work. Shower. Mint tea.
Q) Do you have any pets? What are their names?
A) Brother & sister cats, Henry Kissinger & Tottie Ann. (No I didn’t name them).
Q) How do you relieve stress, if any?
A) Run 10k or a couple pints of Guinness, both will certainly work.
Q) With what regularity do you exercise?
A) Everyday apart from Saturday.
Q) What personal habit has had the most impact on your life?
A) Addictive personality. As a design student I was not the best but I was obsessive. I still am.
Q) What is the most positive, life altering moment you have ever had?
A) The birth of my two daughters. I cried like a baby at both and I never cry.
Q) What inspires or drives you the most?
A) Never, never give up. Concentrate on the word, the step, the shot in front of you and the finish line will present itself.
Q) Three things that people don’t know about you?
A) I’m dyslexic and didn’t read my first book until I was 14. I have never taken drugs. I can identify birds by their calls & songs.
Q) Best advice you have ever received?
A) Do good things and good things will happen to you.
Q) What’s your favourite meal?
A) Whole Sea Bass stuffed with herbs, cooked on my Chapa (outdoor open wood fire) served with crushed garlic potatoes, green beans and a fine French Pinot Noir.
Q) What’s the best part of your day?
A) Reviewing creative work still gives me a buzz. I love seeing a good idea blossom. Equally I love arriving home after a hard cycle, smelling supper cooking and saying hi to my wife & daughters.
Q) If you were not in this Industry, what would you be?
Q) What’s your favourite genre in film? What is your favourite film?
A) I love a thriller. But favourite film is Sergio Leone’s “Once upon a time in the West’. A pure cinematic masterpiece.
Q) The favourite project created by you?
A) They are like my children, it would be wrong to have a favourite!
Q) And the one you wish you had done?
A) Production design on Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
Q) Describe yourself in one word?