How selfless and generous of those chaps at M&C Saatchi to treat a
few Campaign journalists to a day out on the London Eye - or so we
As we started our assent, Bill Muirhead, a founding partner of M&C,
couldn’t conceal the true nature of the trip any longer. ’You will call
Rupert Howell and tell him about this, won’t you?’ he implored one
Campaign staffer. The Soho Square bunch seemed rather pleased with
themselves for trumping Howell, whose agency, HHCL & Partners, handles
the account for the wheel.
It seems Muirhead hasn’t quite forgiven Howell for the bottle of
champagne he delivered after Campaign’s agency of the year issue. The
gift was accompanied by a note from Howell which read: ’To the agency of
the year, from the agency of the decade’ - Howell never being one to
miss an opportunity to piss on someone else’s chips.
Pictured below is Campaign’s Dominic Mills, John Tylee and Karen Yates
enjoying the view with M&C’s Marilyn Cox and Nick Hurrell who, despite
being the shortest man in advertising, still appears to have had his
legs chopped off to fit into one of the wheel’s capsules. A bottle of
champagne to the person who can work out what Hurrell was saying to Cox
as the picture was taken.