Over the past 15 years Steve has been the world's leading direct marketing creative director. He has been the european creative director at OgilvyOne and worldwide creative director at Wunderman (these are the world's two biggest direct marketing networks). In between, he founded his own agency, HTW, which quickly became the benchmark for creative excellence not only here in the UK but around the world. He has won twice as many DMA awards (the industry's BAFTAs) and more Cannes Lions Direct (the industry's Osive director in the world. Those award have been won on behalf of such clients as Xerox, Vodafone, IBM, American Express, Royal Mail, and Microsoft etc on both an international and domestic level.
Steve has been the President of the Cannes Lions Direct jury (the first direct marketing creative director ever to be accorded that role) and a regular speaker at international events. This year he has been invited to give a keynote speech at industry gatherings in Dubai, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. As far as teaching in the local market is concerned, he has been a guest lecturer at the Institute of Direct Marketing for 11 years. Some time ago, Campaign magazine said Steve is "the greatest dm creative of his generation."