CAMPAIGN DIARY: Heard the one about the agency boss and the bulimic? Read on

campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 23 August 1996 12:00AM

A few weeks ago, the Diary drew readers’ attention to an ad in Private Eye asking for suggestions for a book entitled An Anatomy of the Shit in Advertising.

A few weeks ago, the Diary drew readers’ attention to an ad in Private

Eye asking for suggestions for a book entitled An Anatomy of the Shit in

Advertising.



The Diary has now had a meeting with the ‘serious author’ of this

forthcoming digest and has picked up a few colourful tales.



Like the one (we won’t mention any names, but we know who you are) where

the agency director, irritated by his secretary, told her to ‘lock

herself in a cupboard and fill her face with chocolate’. The girl was a

recovering bulimic.



And the creative director who insisted on taking credit for all work and

included his name on every ad submitted to award shows when he had

nothing to do with them.



And the boss who refused to give a junior a pay rise (her first in three

years) because ‘she was getting married next month so wouldn’t need

one’.



Do any of these sound familiar? Back-stabbers, bigots and all other

unsavoury agency characters: you have been warned.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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