Diary: DDB sends Tindall off in the best possible taste

Those nice folks over at DDB showed this week that they still have a sense of humour regarding Paul Hammersley, its former chief executive, raiding the agency to fill his vacant management positions at The Red Brick Road.

In September this year, Hammersley successfully lured Justin Tindall, DDB's head of art, over to his outfit to become the creative partner.

The rumours flying around DDB at the time were that the monetary package offered by the agency, and a bit of equity, was just too good for Tindall to turn down.

So, to show that there were no hard feelings, and to make light of the creative's new-found wealth, the agency created a leaving card for him lampooning his own work for Harvey Nichols.

And, to give the joke that extra bit of sheen, the agency actually employed the original photographer, James Day, to come in and take 30 slightly different shots of a lobster dinner.


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