Adland's grey matter jostled competitively to be crowned the brain
of Britain at the annual NABS Brain Game last week.
Hopeful contenders - all doubtless hoping for a peek at the compere Bob
Holness's quiz sheet - scribbled frantically as various teams edged up
the score board.
However, it soon became clear that two teams were hurtling for the
number one spot. Yes - gasp! - Banks Hoggins O'Shea/FCB and Rainey Kelly
Campbell Roalfe/Y&R were thrown into a sudden-death playoff.
With all on the edges of their seats, the two teams sent their charges
to answer Holness's killer question: "Name the computer virus of April
2000." "I love you," Tony Harris, RKCR/Y&R's star player, answered
Of course, Campaign staffers' input obviously helped the winning
No such joy for Banks Hoggins' Sven Olsen. "Two bites at a cherry and we
end up chewing the pip," he said ruefully.
At least he wasn't with WACL, who staggered in at last place.