CAMPAIGN DIARY: Stamp jumps off roof: 62 employees follow

Some of you may have read Gerard Stamp’s Private View the other week (Campaign, 29 May) and thought him a coward for not naming and shaming the ad he claimed to have hated so much. Well, here we bring you proof that he is, in fact, a very brave man.

Some of you may have read Gerard Stamp’s Private View the other

week (Campaign, 29 May) and thought him a coward for not naming and

shaming the ad he claimed to have hated so much. Well, here we bring you

proof that he is, in fact, a very brave man.



Last week, Stamp, the executive creative director of Leo Burnett, jumped

off the top of the agency building, along with 62 of his colleagues. Not

that life was getting too much to bear, of course. No, this feat was

executed to raise money for the Cancer Research Campaign, Red Cross and

Charlie Waller Memorial Fund.



Although they were ably assisted by soldiers from the King’s Road Tenth

Parachute Regiment, Nick Brien, the agency’s chief executive, would only

abseil down the building once Stamp had led the way. Some might say he

was scared, others that he’d tampered with the ropes - as ever, we’re

not ones to gossip.



It seems the five paras proved a big hit in the agency’s bar afterwards

and, for the record, we are interested in identifying the female

Burnetts staffer who woke up in the King’s Road barracks the next

morning.



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