CAMPAIGN DIARY: Muirhead’s millions

It’s impossible to go anywhere without tripping over an internet millionnaire fresh out of nappies. But pity admen who have to pander to the demands of young upstarts, particularly if they’re a rival’s off-spring.

It’s impossible to go anywhere without tripping over an internet

millionnaire fresh out of nappies. But pity admen who have to pander to

the demands of young upstarts, particularly if they’re a rival’s

off-spring.



Take Charles Muirhead, hailed as the UK’s wealthiest 24-year-old as

joint founder of Orchestream. Or his brother Will who runs the sports

dotcom, Sportev, and was introduced to a backer, the Mirror Group’s

David Montgomery, through ’Uncle Bill’ - you’ve guessed it, M&C

Saatchi’s Contacts King, Bill Muirhead. It’s unclear whether Sportev’s

advertising will remain ’in-house’.



With sons of his own, Muirhead Snr is doing some empire-building

himself, registering company names Muirhead Brothers and Muirhead &

Muirhead. God, parents can be so embarrassing.



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