There are few awards more desired than a D&AD pencil and as you can
see from the story below, even Tony from EastEnders can get hold of one.
But nobody at FCB in London will this year.
FCB’s entries, including examples of its Molson work, some Citibank
commercials and its house radio campaign, didn’t leave reception. The
agency was having the area re-built when the courier was due to pick up
the package, but it was never collected. It wasn’t until an eagle-eyed
accountant spotted that the cheque hadn’t been cashed that anyone found
out, by which time it was too late.
John Bacon, the creative director, explained that he is going through a
creative director’s worst nightmare. It was made slightly worse when D&AD
explained it had had substantial overseas entries from FCB.
It’s obviously a lot easier to get a package to Vauxhall from Hong Kong
than it is from Covent Garden.