CAMPAIGN DIARY: O&M may not reside in the tower itself, but it has the right address

You may remember that Campaign ran a series of ads a while ago for Ogilvy and Mather featuring Canary Wharf tower and, subsequently, us complaining about the deluge of letters we got from people whining ’but O&M aren’t in the tower’ (Campaign, 7 and 21 March). That’s as may be, but it seems that having your home in Canary Wharf is enough to carry some influence.

You may remember that Campaign ran a series of ads a while ago for

Ogilvy and Mather featuring Canary Wharf tower and, subsequently, us

complaining about the deluge of letters we got from people whining ’but

O&M aren’t in the tower’ (Campaign, 7 and 21 March). That’s as may be,

but it seems that having your home in Canary Wharf is enough to carry

some influence.



When Alun Howell and Marcus Vinton wanted to shoot the latest KFC ad,

they came up with the idea of getting Ryan Stiles (that tall Canadian

bloke from Whose Line Is It Anyway?) to come down the 52-storey high

tower in a window cleaner’s pulley in an attempt to ogle Denise Van Outen

(the blonde girlie from the Big Breakfast) who would be working in one of

the offices.



The only thing that stood in the way was that no-one has ever descended

the tower, despite its board getting about 500 requests from people every

year. Even the team behind the next James Bond film were turned down.



Nevertheless, if you are O&M and you have a building in the square, it

seems you’re allowed.



That’s it then. All the Telegraph people will be jumping off it next

week.



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