CAMPAIGN DIARY: Agency staff killed in frenzied attack (don’t worry, it’s only a story)

It’s becoming increasingly common for ex-advertising people to become involved in careers away from advertising - take last week’s story on Tim Little, who has gone into the shoe business, for example.

It’s becoming increasingly common for ex-advertising people to

become involved in careers away from advertising - take last week’s

story on Tim Little, who has gone into the shoe business, for

example.



It’s quite unusual, though, for them to feel the need to start another

career while they’re actually still in advertising.



Tony Strong, a copywriter at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, has written a

book called the Poison Tree, about an insane homosexual killer who,

funnily enough, starts killing people in an advertising agency.

Considering that he’s only been at the agency for five months, we’re not

sure what kind of habits he’s picking up from Peter Souter.



However, all the boys from Tony’s previous agency, Ogilvy and Mather,

turned out to watch him signing copies of his book at Canary Wharf’s

local bookshop, Books Etc.



We were very surprised that Eddie Bowman didn’t turn out to buy a copy,

though. It seems that he was the inspiration for one of the main

characters in the book: the foreman.



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