There is just too much guff about Bates UK going to the dogs these
days. Every time Bates’s worldwide chairman, Michael Bungey, picks up
Campaign, there is yet another headline screaming about turmoil in
Sadly, it is impossible to ignore the fact that he has bid ciao to
rather a lot of senior executives lately - Paul Twivy, Tim Ashton,
Marcus Evans, Peter Crossing, Jay Pond-Jones and Graham Hinton.
But rather than have to decide how to write about Bates this week, we
are offering a fully interactive Bates diary story.
Simply delete the phrases as appropriate.
Following the sacking of Graham Hinton last week, Bungey’s attention is
now likely to turn to Caroline Biggane on reception/Pat O’Halloran, the
odd job man/Graham Green, personally hired by Hinton to turn Bates into
a single integrated agency.
And what about Hinton’s departure? Was it all to do with spending days
away from the agency on Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
business/reorganising the agency to be a through-the-line, totally
integrated, media neutral thingy/that awful haircut?
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