David Gluckman


David Gluckman was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 1st November 1938, the day Sea Biscuit and War Admiral fought out the race of the century at Pimlico Park, Baltimore. Educated in Johannesburg, he joined a local advertising agency after university and soon fell in love with the business.

He made the pilgrimage to London in 1961 and worked as an account executive on Procter & Gamble, Kerrygold, Lyons teas and several Unilever accounts. Always a frustrated copywriter, he escaped into product development in 1969, met a man from IDV and his life changed forever. He lives in London with his partner, Barbara Bryant, has one daughter, Romany Turner, and a grandson, Marlo.


65. That Sh*t Will Never Sell: The Real Story Behind Bailey’s Irish Cream Sold Out

The Heritage Centre

How does advertising get inside your head? You think you know your own mind, but do you? Might someone know you better? David Gluckman explains all. He spent over 40 years in a dream job, creating drinks, mostly alcoholic ones. Everyone knows Bailey’s Irish Cream. Hear about how it began, where the idea came from, […]