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
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 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