DIARY: Banks Hoggins error shanghais D’Arcy lad

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 pas.

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

pas.



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

years ago.



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

morning.



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