Congratulations to Steve ’edge-curl’ Bond, client services director
at outdoor specialist Posterscope, on finishing his magnum opus.
Special agent Bond accidentally volunteered himself at an OAA meeting to
come up with some answers to that perennial poster problem, the curling
of the paper at the corners.
He has now arrived at a set of solutions recorded in a riveting little
book all about poster posting.
It’s taken two years but it was finally finished a couple of weeks
Despite the cover price of pounds 15, the OAA has already run out of
copies and is considering a reprint. Watch out Jackie Collins!
What happens when a Fulham girl meets the Staines massive? Channel 4
sales and marketing gurus found out recently when they hired an outside
PR agency to promote the Ali G video. The girl tasked to write the press
release was a charming young lady from what still passes for the English
Earnestly, she took home Channel 4’s collection of Ali G videos and
buffed up on the subject. Unfortunately she didn’t quite get the hang of
the lingo. The press release began: ’Get up off your poonani and go buy
the video ...’
Anyone who has been to an American sporting event will confirm that some
twit always decides to propose via the scoreboard. (It happens here too,
but at least we have national alcoholism for an excuse). But when
Initiative Media and Concord came up with the idea of a Valentine’s Day
message board (pictured) - sponsored by client Calvin Klein - they
surely didn’t expect anyone to use it for a proposal. One couple
couldn’t resist, however. Gee, a sponsored proposal - how romantic!
Tania Littlehales, the NatMags PR who once worked with Gucci, tells
Hotcakes that organising parties for the fashion crowd isn’t as easy as
it sounds. She was once sent home to change because she was not wearing
enough black. And on another occasion, the client rejected a tray of
canapes because it contained 17 tidbits. ’The rule is 12 per tray,’ she
Be sure to bear that in mind next time you have some mates round.