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Beardy Planner competition results

The IPA’s search for adland’s facial hair extraordinaire is over, as the Beardy Planner look-a-like is revealed.


Congratulations to Tom Wiltshire, Account Manager at Manning Gottlieb OMD, who wins a Mighty Beard Box to tame his wild facial hair. Tom’s beardy image on Facebook received the most amount of ‘likes’, with 221 people believing he has the beard to be revered.

Tom had this to say about his win: “Robert (Ffitch, CEO at Manning Gottlieb OMD) can keep his media agency of the year trophy; this is the award that really matters!”

But who is the real Beardy Planner? The Beardy Planner permanently resides in the Plan-o-matic; an interactive machine offering Effectiveness insight and tips. Find out more about the Plan-o-matic.

You can also make conversation with and receive (styling and planning) tips from the Beardy Planner on Twitter @BeardyPlanner, use the hashtag #IPAEff.

The Beardy Planner has been designed as part of a campaign showcasing the IPA Effectiveness Hub - the one-stop-planning shop for effectiveness insights.

The Beardy Planner was developed by Publicis London.

Last updated 12/12/2013

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