CAMPAIGN DIARY: Mistaken identity puts Doner’s staff in a lather

We’d just like to clear up any confusion following the distribution of an internal memo at Doner Cardwell Hawkins announcing the arrival of a new member of staff.

We’d just like to clear up any confusion following the distribution

of an internal memo at Doner Cardwell Hawkins announcing the arrival of

a new member of staff.



One of the agency’s American PAs (we’re not naming her to save her

blushes) was informed that one ’David Abbott’ was going to be coming

into the agency to work in the post-room.



Eager to make him feel at home, she circulated a note to everyone asking

if they could make him feel welcome.



However, she failed to clarify what he’d be doing or exactly who he

was.



This caused much confusion among the agency’s creatives who suddenly

thought they were going to be under the watchful eye of the Patron Saint

of Copy - Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO’s David Abbott.



So, for the record, the one on the left (below) works at Doner; the one

on the right is responsible for some of Britain’s most memorable ad

campaigns.



Glad that’s sorted.



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