TBWA: Jane Newman, "The Queen of Planning," for the Advertising Hall of Fame 2014.
 
Jane was hired by Jay Chiat in 1982, one of the first strategic planners in the US. Chiat\Day went on to achieve unparalleled creative success. Florence created and directed this video – an homage to the beauty of collaboration between planners and creatives, and of course, to Jane.
 
After Ms. Newman retired from Merkley Newman Harty, through a serendipitous encounter with the nomadic Samburu tribe in the Kenyan bush, she founded The Thorn Tree Project, an NGO whose mission is to help the children of Northern Kenya go to school. Today, The Thorn Tree Project provides dorms and full-time school for over 1300 boys and girls, and in 2014 celebrated their first university graduate.
 
Cast (in order of appearance)
Sir Chris Powell, Former Managing Director, BMP London
Ross Barr, Former Head of Planning, BMP London
Bob Jeffrey, Chairman/CEO, JWT Worldwide
Lee Clow, Global Director, Media Arts\TBWA
Marty Cooke, Creative Director, Cooke & Co
Bob Kuperman, Former President, Chiat\Day LA
Robin Danielson Hafitz, Founder/CEO, Openmind Strategy
Marty Weiss, Founder, Marty Weiss+Friends
MT Rainey, Co-founder, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe
Mary Maroun, Co-founder, Horton-Maroun Studio
Parry Merkley, Co-founder, Merkley Newman Harty
Steve Harty, Co-founder, Merkley Newman Harty
Barrie Hedge, Co-founder, Angotti Thomas Hedge
Nat Whitten, CCO, Nat Whitten Inc.
Tom Carroll, President\CEO, TBWA\Worldwide
Rosemarie Ryan, Co-founder, Co:collective
Merry Baskin, Founder, Baskin Shark
Gerard Govaerts, Board Member, The Thorn Tree Project
Laurie Coots, Free Agent of Disruption
Students, The Thorn Tree Project, Kenya
Chief George Lemerketo, Samburu Tribe, Kenya
Paul Lepartingat, Headmaster, Ndonyo-Wasin Primary School, Kenya
Heidi Hackemer, Founder, Director of Strategy, Wolf & Wilhelmine
Auro Trini Castelli, Head of Planning, Gyro
Colleen Leddy, Head of Comms Strategy, Droga5
Angela Sun, Strategist, BBH
Andy Hirsch, ECD, Merkley+Partners
Ben Cheney, Strategist, Sylvain Labs
Joey Camire, Strategist, Sylvain Labs
Adam Stagliano, Chief International Strategy Officer, TBWA\Worldwide