Trust Trevor Beattie to come up with a different way to hire a new
team. Up tip ten bright-eyed youngsters with their books hoping to get a
foot in the door at TBWA/London, only to be told that the next stop was
Yes, the creative department and the young crew ambled off to spend the
rest of the afternoon getting drunk, preferring a bit of lathering to
the formality of an interview. And why not?
After clearing the hangovers and musing on which was the best team, the
department made a unanimous decision and decided to call in the
In tripped Chris Bovill and John Allison, only to be met by the imposing
wall of the entire creative department, headed by a po-faced
"You can have your book back because it's shit," he pronounced
Cue nervous laughter from the boys. "But we bought you a new one because
we thought the ads were brilliant," he said before presenting the
dumbstruck duo with a new book and £100 each (presumably to buy a
new change of underwear).
Oh, and a new office and instructions to start at 9am sharp on Monday.