Ewan Pidgeon: Unusual Accomplishments



Our Creative Director, Ewan Pidgeon, has accomplished many wonderful things in his career to date. Here are a few of the more unusual things he’s done over the years.


He once worked on the World Wildlife Fund account at Saatchi’s London with David Partridge and Dave Fowle. [Think about it.]

His ads have twice appeared in several of Saatchi & Saatchi’s “Best of the Best” series of books which are compilations of award winning work from around the world.


In 2007, he created an environmental campaign for Toyota Industrial Equipment that their President, Dr. Shankar Basu, was so proud of that he took down all his doctorate and degree certificates from his office wall and replaced them with framed copies of those ads.


In 1991, after Paul Arden wrote that “getting fired can be a positive career move” in his best-selling book, “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be”, Paul fired Ewan Pidgeon.


While Creative Director of RiechesBaird, Ewan led the agency to achieve their first-ever top honors at National B-to-B shows such as CEBA and the BMA awards. Later, he was invited to judge the BMA awards in both New York and Milwaukee.


He’s had work featured in Lurzers Archive Magazine (worldwide creative showcase) a dozen or so times.


His T-shirt design for The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa completely sold out in just 10 days.


Paris Hilton's Birthday Party

He’s art directed photo shoots with Jerry Hall, Rachel Hunter and Paris Hilton.


He had a bus ad recalled by Singapore Mass Rapid Transit because it was distracting drivers too much. Mission accomplished.


His Jim Beam commercial for New Zealand was subsequently used in 35 other international markets, including Asia, Russia and the Eastern Block.

McDonald's character Ronald McDonald poses at Ronald McDonald house in Los Angeles
He once made Ronald McDonald swear profusely on the set of a TV commercial.


Over the years, he’s been told he looks like Michael Douglas, John Lennon, Gary Sinise and a homeless person.


Of course, one of Ewan’s greatest accomplishments is commanding the creative troops at Ingram Micro and inspiring us to greater accomplishments of our own.