Not content with running guerrilla marketing agency Cunning Stunts
- an organisation she admits she set up partly because she liked the
name - Anna Carloss (pictured) has gone into the public relations
And the name of her embryonic PR venture? S.Punk. Yes, that’s it - a
naughty word, not even disguised with a pun. Could one of its first
clients be FCUK?
IPC senior sales executive Marc Ratzker recently discovered the best
place to make top industry contacts is the gym. For weeks, ’Ratty’ had
been engaging in jovial banter with the chap who used the locker next to
his, a man he knew only as ’Roy’.
Then one day he had a meeting at Initiative Media. As he walked into
reception, who was standing there but his buddy from the gym. ’Hey, gym
guy!’ shouted Ratty eagerly, bounding over. As he indulged in a bit of
Friends-style back-slapping, he gradually became aware of the bemused
expressions on the faces of other agency staff.
Of course, ’gym guy’ turned out to be none other than Initiative
managing director Roy Jeans. So there you go - if you want to get ahead,
get a locker.
Subterranean rumours reach Hotcakes of a spat between London Underground
and internet venture Tubehell.com, which does exactly what it says on
the tin - ie, warns of problems on the Tube. Apparently Underground
supremos have refused Tubehell permission to advertise on the system.
After initially claiming that Tube ads would be far too pricey for the
online upstarts, LU sniffily stated that it didn’t take ads that called
for a particular viewpoint, policy or action.
Perhaps LU should go the way of the new Athens metro, which has banned
all advertising from its pristine walls. Hotcakes can’t see TDI taking
kindly to that, though.