Celebrating the great women in advertising

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve highlighted great creatives who have been involved in high profile campaigns. View the female directors who have worked across a range of brands and listen to the collective insight and wisdom in the 3 Great Ads series.

Female Directors

The last few years has given us highly impactful advertising celebrating womanhood. However, what about those behind the camera? We’ve gathered several UK based ads that have been directed by women. You can view them in our carousel above and we’ve shared their names and campaigns below.

Liz Unna

Age UK, Roy’s Story

Kim Gehrig

John Lewis: Man on the Moon  / Sports England, This Girl Can / Uber: Night Out / Eurostar: Travel State of Mind

Susanne Bier

Boots No7: Amanda Foster

Lucy Forbes

Asda: Mother’s Day Plan

Ivana Bobic

CoppaFeel!: Touch 

Amanda Blue

Fairy Non-Bio:  Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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