CAMPAIGN DIARY: M&C hits new heights with London Eye stunt

How selfless and generous of those chaps at M&C Saatchi to treat a few Campaign journalists to a day out on the London Eye - or so we thought.

How selfless and generous of those chaps at M&C Saatchi to treat a

few Campaign journalists to a day out on the London Eye - or so we

thought.



As we started our assent, Bill Muirhead, a founding partner of M&C,

couldn’t conceal the true nature of the trip any longer. ’You will call

Rupert Howell and tell him about this, won’t you?’ he implored one

Campaign staffer. The Soho Square bunch seemed rather pleased with

themselves for trumping Howell, whose agency, HHCL & Partners, handles

the account for the wheel.



It seems Muirhead hasn’t quite forgiven Howell for the bottle of

champagne he delivered after Campaign’s agency of the year issue. The

gift was accompanied by a note from Howell which read: ’To the agency of

the year, from the agency of the decade’ - Howell never being one to

miss an opportunity to piss on someone else’s chips.



Pictured below is Campaign’s Dominic Mills, John Tylee and Karen Yates

enjoying the view with M&C’s Marilyn Cox and Nick Hurrell who, despite

being the shortest man in advertising, still appears to have had his

legs chopped off to fit into one of the wheel’s capsules. A bottle of

champagne to the person who can work out what Hurrell was saying to Cox

as the picture was taken.



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