WMIAF2I am the Chief Marketing Officer at Bridgeman Images – the world’s leading supplier of rights managed art, culture and historical images and footage from the finest Museums, Artists and collections.

I have had the pleasure of speaking at a number of conferences around the world on emerging media.

I’ve been nearly 20 years in advertising both traditional and digital for Grey Worldwide, FCB and Y&R in many countries including England, France, Holland, Kuwait, Lebanon and Dubai. I have been fortunate to work on most of the major global brands during my career including IKEA, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Nokia to name but a few.

I have won over 30 awards in advertising and now live in Dubai working as Regional Creative Director & Digital Strategic Director with VML.

I am a published writer, speaker, Advanced PADI scuba diver and enjoy most sports.

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78 thoughts on “Alan Firmin

  1. Dear,afirmin.
    I’m yeoun. How’s it going? i’m here to say something i can’t twitter for the time being for the personal reason. Thank you so much for that kind answers.i do hope all you do the best.
    often i’ll visit here, enjoy and leave comments.Take care~The best of luck!

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  2. Hi
    An interesting collection. It’d be nice to be able to know the names of the artists too, although perhaps that’s not possible if it was commissioned work?

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    1. Yes I agree, I am trying to add that but to be honest I don’t have the time at the moment but will certainly try. Thanks for your comment and visiting. Have a great week. Take care Alan

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    1. Thank you for your comment. For me, ‘Be fearful of Mediocrity’ comes from something my father always used to tell me, “If you are going to do something in your life, give it everything you can. As anything less is just not good enough.” Mediocrity is something average or ordinary and although we cannot all be Picasso or DaVinci, we can do our best at whatever it is we do. To fear this, is because anyone can do mediocre things and the world, you deserve better than mediocre. Hope that answers your question? Take care Alan.

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  3. Hi Alan,
    Man great writings you’ve got in here. Very interesting. Today when Mr. George Maalouf told me about your twitter existence. I logged in at my twitter account after several months (because I’ve found twitter quite boring and mostly it seems like talking to the digital wall).

    There wasn’t much at your twitter account apart from personal messages, but your website is full of inspiring words together with interesting work samples. Keep it up buddy, you’ve got full-fledge flame in you, you are blessed. It was pleasure reading your POV about big and small. Take care & keep writting… bless you.

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    1. It seems every time George travels now I get a jump in my blog stats! Thanks for your kinds words. Twitter has the potential to be a great resource tool if you use it correctly, keep at it and if you need any help please let me know. Have a great day, take care Alan.

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  4. Just making it a point to stop by your page and give you a friendly reminder that weekends are all about R & R for the most part. So, here’s hoping that you get the opportunity to just sit back and relax… Cheers to you!

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  5. Thank you for your comment. For me, ‘Be fearful of Mediocrity’ comes from something my father always used to tell me, “If you are going to do something in your life, give it everything you can. As anything less is just not good enough.” Mediocrity is something average or ordinary and although we cannot all be Picasso or DaVinci, we can do our best at whatever it is we do. To fear this, is because anyone can do mediocre things and the world, you deserve better than mediocre. Hope that answers your question? Take care Alan.
    +1

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  6. Alan Firmin…

    You have a knack for always saying and doing the right thing. I’m lucky that I met you and even luckier that you decided to get past my flaws and concentrate on what’s good and I truly appreciate our friendship. It’s people like you who make a difference in this world!

    Great blog my friend!

    R.

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    1. Thank you Ramy, coming from you that really means a lot to me. I also value your friendship mate. I wish you all the very best in everything you do, I believe good times are ahead for you!

      Take care Alan

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    1. Hi Preston, Your comments are very kind and greatly appreciated. Like I said to you on Twitter I am honored to meet you and look forward to getting to know you. Take care Alan.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Hulda. Really great you got something from my blog. Apologies for the delay in replying but I’m currently away on business, will be back soon. Take care Alan

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  24. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d certainly appreciate it.

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    1. I try not to concern myself with anyone taking what I do. If someone feels that what I write gives them some inspiration or fuel to write then great. I will not trouble myself worrying about the past and just try to focus on writing something new that helps someone, that is why I write. To chase people who feel the need to steal is not where I want my energy focused at the moment. Hope that answers your question? Take care Alan

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      1. I think that is so generous of you and as usual..an Alan thing to say! i am so proud of you and
        so honored to have you as a friend..i thank goodness everyday that you and i are
        friends.. U ROCK! Alan..
        love Laura

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, really appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week, take care Alan

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  28. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back
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    1. Thank you for asking and no I do not mind at all. I would be interested on knowing your blog though if that’s okay? I’ve been busy with a few things lately but I’m planning to get the blog back on track very soon. Wish you all the best, take care Alan

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