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"This kind of outdated wide-boy boiler room approach - if it still exists - does not reflect the vast majority of the new-business agencies/consultants who are out there doing a hard, not to mention professional and effective, job on behalf of their clients."

- Rebecca Lalonde responds to Tom Messenger's "Confessions of a new-business executive" article published on

"In fact, research is like sex. Good research is very good, but bad research is the worst thing in the world. It's also like sex in that it involves one-way mirrors, cheap wine, M&S sausage rolls and some bored-looking women wondering if this is really the best use of their evening." - Steve Henry, a creative's blog

"It's not going to specifically encourage people to go to McDonald's, but it's going to reaffirm the brand recognition and your feelings about it. It's saying everyone can be comfortable in McDonald's - you don't need to be 16." - Paul, 38, salesman, tells Public View what he thinks of Leo Burnett's new McDonald's ad

"Hey, Garry. Since there are no new potential clients around anymore, you can stop talking in that ridiculous way." - Lolly and Nat's video, featuring an animated Garry Lace and Robert Campbell, which the Campaign bloggers created in a bid to win the Campbell Lace Beta blog's £1,000 best comment prize.


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