Phil Hopton

What I enjoy most about working at Space & Time…
The fabulous ‘bantz’ (urgh) and bonhomie in our office is legendary the world over. In getting on for 10 years now I can genuinely say I’ve never come in to work expecting a boring day. We’re a proper team, and we get things done too.

Away from the office you can find me…
Nowadays, more often than I would like, curled up in an uncomfortable chair in the nursery in the wee small hours wishing my infant child would go back to sleep. He’s very determined not to. When the Mrs lets me escape, I love playing football and cricket despite my aging body starting to fail me.

Favourite food…
Fajitas. Oh, and Rhubarb. Not together though. That’d be weird.

Favourite song…
Well I could name you about a million, and I’ll tell you a different one tomorrow, but today, we’ll go with Arcade Fire, Wake Up. Incredible band.

Favourite film…
Withnail and I.

“How dare you? How dare you call me inhumane?”

Favourite ever ad campaign…
Huge honourable mention to the Guinness Surfer ad from the 90s with the horses, but I’m going to go with John Lewis Christmas Ads – not because the sickly sweet content is the best, but because they’ve made it an enormous Xmas event. They don’t even spend that much on prime TV spots any more, when you get to mid November, people deliberately seek out their advert. That’s how powerful they are at that time of year. Move over Coke Santa Truck.

Favourite brand…
I’d like to tell you I’m not a brand junkie, but if I see a Teapigs tea, I’m drinking that right up. None of that papery tea bag rubbish normal people drink. 

Favourite tech/gadget…
Ewan the Sheep. Known to do incredible lullaby work at times of desperation.

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