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Someone, according to Private Eye, is writing a book jauntily entitled ‘An Anatomy of the Shit in Advertising’.

Someone, according to Private Eye, is writing a book jauntily entitled

‘An Anatomy of the Shit in Advertising’.



He or she has taken out a half-page ad at the beginning of the latest

issue asking: ‘Who are the biggest shits you have come across in your

career and what are their most despicable deeds?’



The ‘serious author’ proposes to chronicle the worst examples in the

agency/media world of ‘back stabbing, stitching-up, brown-nosing, sexual

harassment, mental masturbation, scheming and downright malice’.



The author also claims that ‘major contenders, proposers and seconders’

will be invited to a dinner and awards ceremony to be held later in the

year to coincide with the publication of the book. Crucially, he or she

claims that proposers’ anonymity will be respected ‘if they are that

spineless’.



Erm. We just wonder why this person feels the need to advertise. All

they have to do is read Campaign every week.



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