Manchester Evening News ad directors Debbie Phillips and Mark Rix
hit on a great ruse that would enable them to see their team in the
European Cup final in Barcelona - take a group of clients.
’We flew on a ’football special’ with Danny Cannon of TMP Media, Darren
Guy of Zenith, Steve Blakeman of CIA and Steve Ferry of Reg Vardy
Barcelona became Manchester for the day - a sea of red - and we
distributed 30,000 copies of a British Airways-sponsored MEN special.
Thanks to the chaotic Spanish policing, we missed the kick off and
couldn’t find our seats - a right circus. But thanks to Ole and Teddy,
it was the best experience of our lives.’