HOW TO GET AHEAD: My Guru

Louise Winstanley, sales executive on Sugar, nominates Chrissie Hartley, the head of advertising marketing, IPC weeklies

Louise Winstanley, sales executive on Sugar, nominates Chrissie

Hartley, the head of advertising marketing, IPC weeklies



’I met Chrissie when I was 16 and doing work experience at Emap Elan. I

was sent to the advertising marketing department where I was put to work

making tea and sending faxes. I thought it was great, which was mainly

down to Chrissie.



’Some time later, she called to tell me there was a job going in

research. She was like a surrogate mother. We would go out drinking

together and I reassured my mum that she would look after me. Then one

night my mother came to pick me up from the Emap Ad Awards and saw

Chrissie in a heap at the bottom of the stairs, shoeless and completely

drunk. I had to do some fast talking.’



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