Campaign's ranking of outstanding media sales phenomena has yet
again been dogged by widespread allegations of bribery, corruption and
utter lunacy. What's more, this year the insanity has been pushed to
unbelievable levels with the invasion of Mongol Warlords, born-again
Christians and Terry Mansfield on a tractor.
And that doesn't include the tales we didn't have room for. Such as Mike
Anderson's team-building exercise when he took his Metro boys and girls
to Edinburgh to get stoned. By the natives.
The list, topped by Carlton Sales' Steve Platt, will confirm many
people's views of media sales as the last bastion of lavish corporate
freeloading and leaping eccentricity. Worries now centre on Channel 4,
which appears to have become infiltrated by a quasi-religious sect. Are
they Krishnas? Freemasons? Branch Davidians? Campaign's advice: use only
trained media specialists when dealing with these people.
- Media sales phenomena, p25.