DIARY: JWT bad jokes beaten by Bullmore memory

An eagle-eyed reader has spotted some disconcerting scribbles in the entrance foyer of J. Walter Thompson. The agency, you'll recall, invited staff to sign farewell messages on said foyer walls as it prepared for its move to Knightsbridge Green after a staggering 58 years in Berkeley Square.

Apart from some appallingly crude stuff, unsuitable to print in a family newspaper, there are some ungentlemanly sentiments on display. "Advertising is evil

one says. "I particularly loved my non-existent pay rise in 2002.

Thank you, JWT,

another reads. There are also three or four gags about six inches off the floor, supposedly written by JWT's diminutive top dog, Simon Bolton.

Fortunately, the former JWT chairman and Campaign's agony uncle, Jeremy Bullmore, saves the day. "Forty years - and never heard the nightingale,

he writes.

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