CAMPAIGN DIARY: Queen can’t save face in S&P poster mishap

It must be hard being a poster putter-upper. Not only do you have to manage the precarious task of dangling your bucket of paste off your belt buckle without dousing passers-by; you must also have the barest minimum of an aesthetic eye and the smallest modicum of artistic alignment.

It must be hard being a poster putter-upper. Not only do you have

to manage the precarious task of dangling your bucket of paste off your

belt buckle without dousing passers-by; you must also have the barest

minimum of an aesthetic eye and the smallest modicum of artistic

alignment.



And posters being such a public medium, when it all goes wrong you know

about it. Last week, the Diary was contacted by a diligent observer (who

shall remain nameless) of the outdoor medium, hysterically relaying the

experience he had at Ash Vale station in Hampshire early one

morning.



On viewing a poster site for Save & Prosper’s terribly grown-up

Individual Savings Personal Equity Peppy Poppy sort of product, our

correspondent had a bit of a student flashback.



You remember the days of folding a pounds 10 note in such a way that you

can (snicker) make the Queen look as if she’s about to sneeze or

(chortle) see her bum, don’t you?



Clearly, our hero poster paster had a yen for a giggle, managing to

paste the pedestrian poster in such a way that, in one image, our lovely

Queen is packing a chin of which Jimmy Hill would be proud; and in

another, her eyes are narrowed to such an extent that one can only

imagine Phillip has been putting his foot in it again. Genius or high

treason? You decide.



Become a member of Campaign from just £45 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk ,plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content

Share

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).