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The Sunday Times celebrates 35 years of the Rich List

The campaign was created by Pulse Creative - News UK’s in-house agency operated by The&Partnership - and The Sunday Times' editorial team

By Creative Salon

The campaign takes a light-hearted look at the consistent reader reactions to the Rich List over the past 35 years. The advertisements feature reader “quotations” as headlines accompanied by cartoons of people reading the publication.

One execution shows an alarmed woman sitting in an armchair saying, “How much!!?”. Another shows a man riding on a spin bike getting increasingly exercised, saying, “I had that idea”. A third shows a man at a drinks party looking smug and explaining to two other (disinterested) guests, “I went to school with her”. A fourth shows a couple at a dinner table; one is reading the Rich List while the other asks sarcastically, “Am I on it?”. The Sunday Times Design Editor, Russel Herneman, created the cartoons. 

There are six executions in total and the campaign is running in press, social media, email and online display. 

The Sunday Times Rich List is the definitive guide to wealth and the wealthy. As well as listing the richest people in Britain, it is a 35 under 35 list and list of those who give the most money to charity. 

The Sunday Times Rich List is available to read online on Friday 19th May, and the print supplement is published on Sunday 21st May. 

Louise Agran, Marketing Director of The Times and The Sunday Times, says: “The Sunday Times Rich List is a perfect example of the kind of in-depth reporting our readers value and this campaign tries to step into their minds and capture their thoughts.” 

Russell Ramsey, Executive Creative Director of Pulse, says: “A lot has changed in the 35 years The Sunday Times has charted the world of wealth. Fortunes have been made and lost. There have been booms, busts and credit crunches. But for this special edition we focused our campaign on the enduring reactions of the readers.”


Client: The Sunday Times


Louise Agran, Marketing Director, The Times and The Sunday Times

Gina Liggins, Marketing Manager, The Times and The Sunday Times

Cartoonist: Russel Herneman, The Sunday Times

Agency: The & Partnership

CEO: Sarah Golding

Pulse General Manager: Benedict Pringle

Pulse ECD: Russell Ramsey

Creatives: Becky Brice, Tom White

Pulse Head of Design: Matt Hunt

Design: Matt Kendall

Pulse Head of Planning: Matt Nixon

Senior strategist: Thom Pickering

Business Director: Brooke Chilcott

Account Manager: Simran Randhawa

Digital design: Amalie Hovgesen

Motion Design: Simeon Tennant


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