No, this is not an update on the fashionably distressed style of
Campaign’s new-ish Hammersmith offices. In fact, the Diary editor was
rapped over the knuckles for not singing the company song the last time,
and would now like to put on the record how fond he is of the brown
paper-style brown paper sunscreens on the filthy windows.
At least we knew what was supposed to be going on in our building,
unlike the poor bewildered suburbanites of Ogilvy and Mather. Having
just learned whereabouts in London their building is, they now have to
ponder the meaning of the two-month-long building works that are still
taking place on the tenth floor.
So far, all they have been told is that there is to be a ‘water feature’
in what the designer and former O&M planner, Julian Saunders, had
deigned to call a ‘multi-functional space’.
As you might expect, some of the O&M wags have had their day, but before
the space has even been opened to the public it has landed its first
victim. Saunders, seen in the photo below in the dark suit pointing at
the new ‘pool’, is clearly saying: ‘That is where we’re going to bury
the last remaining U-matics of the ‘gay kiss’ Guinness commercial.’
Unfortunately, one of these copies survived and fell into Campaign’s
grubby hands, which is probably why young Julian has subsequently been
banished to Lansdown Conquest as planning director.