CAMPAIGN DIARY: Newspapers unearth top ad agency people (ever heard of them?)

campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 02 May 1997 12:00AM

For those of you who thought only Trevor Beattie was proud of working in advertising, think again. It’s fast becoming the trendy industry to work in, if recent newspaper articles are anything to go by.

For those of you who thought only Trevor Beattie was proud of

working in advertising, think again. It’s fast becoming the trendy

industry to work in, if recent newspaper articles are anything to go

by.



There was the one in the Evening Standard about an escort service,

called A Man on Your Arm, where you can book a bloke for dinner who’ll

be very nice and won’t expect to be invited in for ’coffee’.



One escort was a cute, bespectacled bloke called Heinz who has his own

ad agency. It’s unknown to us, but we ignored it until we saw Saturday’s

Telegraph featuring a ’media-land dinner party’.



The host of this pre-election dinner was someone called Andy Tribble, a

director of an ad agency. His guests included two writers, a furniture

maker, a mature student, a management consultant, an architect and a TV

producer.



Tribble confesses to being a lifelong Labour supporter, despite his

opinions coming across as slightly too right wing at times. Some of the

less sensitive excerpts include: ’I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t got

any style’ and ’I work with Northerners and they’re all right’. The best

moment is when the management consultant, appalled at what he’s hearing,

asks Tribble where he works. The answer, ’with an ad agency’, is met

with: ’I thought so.’ Great stuff



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