Much relief at Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB over the agency’s narrow
avoidance of a visit from the Triads over a recent advertising faux
The trouble started with a recent ad in Campaign announcing Banks
Hoggins’ office move that featured a number of industry luminaries,
asking: ’Where are they now?’
In Dave Horry’s case, this turns out not to be upriver from Shanghai as
the ad stated but close to Thailand’s Chao Praya river.
Horry, the art director best known for his work at CDP during its 70s
golden era, packed his malaria pills and set off for the Orient four
He is now the regional creative director for Siamese D’Arcy. This, he
points out in a letter to Ken Hoggins and Chris O’Shea, the Banks
Hoggins creative partners, is an agency, not a gay moggie.
No apology is necessary, Horry writes. Nevertheless, they should be wary
of one of the industry’s great practical jokers. He once arranged for
the office of an unpopular colleague to be plastered up over a weekend,
leaving the man searching for his non-existent office door on Monday