Glad to see that the comedian, Harry Enfield, hasn’t lost his
trademark sense of humour when he was shovelling disdain on the
advertising industry in the Sunday Telegraph at the weekend.
After stating quite openly that he thought it was advertising executives
that got paid ridiculous amounts and not actors, he went on to say that
HHCL & Partners should never have won awards for ’best original idea’
for his Mercury ads.
They were, he claimed, characters from his TV show and the advertising
industry just didn’t appreciate the irony.
Of course not. Just the same as Telegraph readers, along with the
industry’s ’sycophantic’ Campaign magazine, are not going to appreciate
the irony of a millionaire TV star who believes advertising folk earn
pounds 50,000 a year for ten minutes of copy.