It’s becoming increasingly common for ex-advertising people to
become involved in careers away from advertising - take last week’s
story on Tim Little, who has gone into the shoe business, for
It’s quite unusual, though, for them to feel the need to start another
career while they’re actually still in advertising.
Tony Strong, a copywriter at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, has written a
book called the Poison Tree, about an insane homosexual killer who,
funnily enough, starts killing people in an advertising agency.
Considering that he’s only been at the agency for five months, we’re not
sure what kind of habits he’s picking up from Peter Souter.
However, all the boys from Tony’s previous agency, Ogilvy and Mather,
turned out to watch him signing copies of his book at Canary Wharf’s
local bookshop, Books Etc.
We were very surprised that Eddie Bowman didn’t turn out to buy a copy,
though. It seems that he was the inspiration for one of the main
characters in the book: the foreman.