News from the U.K. shows BBH Co-founder and Chairman Nigel Bogle has nabbed a knighthood. Don’t know enough about the details and qualifications of the honor to comment with authority on the matter—but will go ahead and do it anyway. Yes, there are certainly people of color who have received similar recognition over the years. Yet how many non-White advertising executives hold such a grand title? It’s a safe bet that there is a Black hole on the royal list. Perhaps Sir Nigel Bogle will join co-conspirator Sir John Hegarty as a crusader for diversity. Now that would be a noble act indeed.
Knighthood for Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Nigel Bogle among creative industry recognition in Queen’s birthday honours
By Angela Haggerty
Co-founder and chairman of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Nigel Bogle, has been given a knighthood for services to the advertising industry in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
This year’s list gave honours to a number of names from the creative industries, with co-founder of Abbott Mead Vickers Peter Mead being awarded a CBE, and co-founders of Barber and Osgerby, Edward Barber and Jay Osgervy, given OBEs for services to the design industry.
The Advertising Association’s Rosemary Michael — the driving force behind its media business course, which counts Sir John Hegarty of BBH and Global Radio's Stephen Miron among its alumni — has been awarded an MBE.
CEO and founder of Clyde Space, Craig Clark, will receive an MBE for services to technology and innovation, while an OBE goes to Professor Janice Kirkpatrick, co-founder of Graven Images, for services to graphic design.
Sports presented Clare Balding has been awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism, and non-executive independent chairman of STV Group, Richard Findlay, has been rewarded for services to the arts and creative industries in Scotland with a CBE. Creative industries recognition in the birthday honours also comes for Creative Skillset, with a CBE going to CEO Dinah Caine. GQ editor Dylan Jones received an OBE.
Other honours in the list included a knighthood for Blackadder star Tony Robinson and a CBE for his co-star Rowan Atkinson. MBEs were awarded to singer/songwriters Adele and PJ Harvey, while comedian Rob Brydon received the same honour.
Golfer Paul Lawrie was awarded an OBE, alongside Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner and novelist Jackie Collins.
Almost 1,200 people have been recognised in this year’s birthday honours list, with nearly half of them women and 72 per cent actively engaged in charitable or voluntary work.