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Diary: Saha alarmed to find his pad is 'too downmarket'

Nobody likes to have their house criticised (especially if you earn a nice wage) but imagine having to listen to your house being dissed, by a client, in a meeting, when you didn't even know it was being judged.

That's what happened to Indy Saha, TBWA\London's group planning director of its Media Arts group, in a client presentation.

Saha and a few colleagues were presenting an idea for some work to one of their existing clients when a storyboard, with photographic visuals of the areas they wanted to shoot in, was pinned up to the wall.

All went well with the creative idea but the client decided that he wanted a different location because the street and house he had been presented with was "too downmarket". The house turned out to belong to Saha.

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