More tales reach us about the NABS ’secret lover’ scheme (Diary,
last week). M&C Saatchi staff really took the scheme to heart recently
with their own spate of shenanigans.
While some opted for floral compliments, others went further. The
agency’s head of advertising design, Barry Brand, turned up to the
agency’s party on Friday night in full Highland dress to woo his secret
lover, Bella MacPherson, who is of Scottish descent.
One of the agency TV producers, Sophie Lenszner, scooped top prize with
her professionally recorded version of Girl From Ipanema for her secret
lover, Julian Jeffries. (M&C are now hotly tipped to take top prize at
the Battle of the Bands later this year.)
Stephanie Andrews, head of PR, was wooed by someone with a somewhat
unusual approach to romance - hard-core porn was delivered to her desk.
(No, we won’t show you the pictures.)
Even Mickey Doyle, Maurice Saatchi’s chauffeur, got lucky, although he
wasn’t the object of anyone’s affections. He walked off with first prize
in the raffle; a weekend for two in Paris.