CAMPAIGN DIARY: Time, time, time isn’t on your side at WCRS

WCRS’s financial supremo, Gary Bickerton, is a remarkable man. Apart from the fact that at one famous WCRS Christmas party he jumped on the stage complete with platform shoes and shoulder pads to successfully upstage the bill-topper, Gary Glitter, he has a serious flying habit and is known for his lavish spending and his love of five-star hotel accommodation in exotic places.

WCRS’s financial supremo, Gary Bickerton, is a remarkable man.

Apart from the fact that at one famous WCRS Christmas party he jumped on

the stage complete with platform shoes and shoulder pads to successfully

upstage the bill-topper, Gary Glitter, he has a serious flying habit and

is known for his lavish spending and his love of five-star hotel

accommodation in exotic places.



It might, therefore, come as a surprise to learn that sources close to

WCRS have told us that when it comes to others enjoying the trappings of

agency success, Bickerton is ’tighter than a xxxx’s xxxx’ - this is,

apparently, a term related to an edible bird and certainly not a cause

for litigation.



It seems that he has instituted a rule whereby all lunch expense claims

submitted with a time on the bill later than 3pm are returned

unpaid.



This will have nothing to do with the fact that certain WCRS creatives

were observed ordering ’the bill, nice and quick please, and another

bottle of that Puligny Montrachet’ at 2.58pm while lunching at the Ivy

with Campaign last week.



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