Gary Jacobs: CEO, FKC London

Gary Jacobs, CEO of FKC, is a seasoned account man with a lifetime of experience in the advertising industry, Gary spends his time on developing new business for the agency as well as strategic input on clients’ marketing communications activities. He was appointed CEO of DIG, the group in which FKC is a founder company, in February 2018.  He specialises in the travel industry which led him to create a start up travel platform in his spare time - Gary recognises the importance of attracting young talent to the advertising industry and has an open door policy to anyone seeking experience or advice about routes in to agency life.

What do you love most about Your City?

 London. What’s not to love? Everything.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? 

Cubana, a great Cuban café in Farringdon, very friendly staff and everything home-made.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Gym for an hour

10:00 AM – No day is the same, client meetings, creative reviews, business development, prospect meetings, coffee with a colleague, every day delivers something different.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Roof terrace at my office in Farringdon, wonderful views over London

7:00 PM - Heading home for a bit of family time when not out networking

11:00 PM – Sleep, ready for the 05:30 alarm to head to the gym and it all start over again…

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Water, plenty (sometimes diluted with a drop of whisky)

Most used App

BBC Sport. 

Favorite Instagram Account? Still looking for it!

What should everyone try at least once?

Licorice gelato

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

London, still so much to discover.