Campaign Diary: Pond-Jones puckers up to babies in bid to win D&AD presidency

While certain adfolk have had a bumpy start to 1997, some might say that Jay Pond-Jones’s star is in the ascendancy.

While certain adfolk have had a bumpy start to 1997, some might say

that Jay Pond-Jones’s star is in the ascendancy.



Still flushed from his crowning as executive creative director of GGT

and glowing from a Telegraph magazine write-up (in which he was

nominated as a chic, happening Londoner), he is now mounting a campaign

against Tim Mellors to become the next D&AD president.



Pond-Jones has chosen to send a simple US presidential election-style

mailer to certain key D&AD members bearing the slogan ’Vote Pond-Jones’

and featuring him kissing a baby.



’It’s obviously a joke,’ he points out helpfully. ’I’ve also issued a

full manifesto which tackles some issues that I feel it’s important for

D&AD to address, but at the same time I don’t mind having a bit of a

laugh if it can win me some votes.’



There are rumours, too, that he and his ’team’ will be conducting exit

polls outside the Groucho Club in the run-up to the voting deadline on

29 January, while he has also been busily attempting to hush up the

details surrounding his mystery appearance in Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s

society column in this week’s Sunday Times.



Gossip suggesting that Pond-Jones has also been seen loitering around a

certain office in Golden Square to brief the resident political experts

on how to ’do a demon eyes’ on Mellors has been denied.



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