News reaches Hotcakes of the perfect snack solution for
games-addicted couch potatoes. Fernhart New Media has devised the first
pizza delivery service through a games console. Because the Sega
Dreamcast offers internet capability, hungry players can now go online
and order a pizza from Domino’s website. Then it’s back to the game
until the pizza arrives 30 minutes later. Fernhart assures us this
service is only available through its client Domino’s - but then, they
would, wouldn’t they?
No, Boomerang Media’s managing director Garfield Smith (pictured) hasn’t
upset a giant gangster toting a glass pistol. He is, in fact, guzzling
vodka-Martini through an ice sculpture at Boomerang’s recent James Bond
theme party. Sounds like a licence to get ill.
The bash was thrown at the Kensington Odeon to celebrate the launch of
Boomerang’s latest distribution network, the Baro chain. The partygoers
were dressed to kill and dreadful Sean Connery impersonations filled the
air. Whether anybody wanted to put their lips to the gun muzzle after
Smith had been prized off it, history doesn’t relate.
Posterscope’s Elaine Wylie will soon be taking a pounds 2,000 trip Down
Under after winning TDI’s ’scratch and win’ competition. Entrants had to
answer a series of questions about bus ad packages, scratch off a
bus-shaped panel and complete a tie-break slogan.
Elaine’s slogan was: ’Buses give me more flexibility because I can tease
with the Ts, go for coverage like L with the Ls and the clients come
back like boomerangs.’
Yes, I know. Bet you wish you’d entered now, don’t you?
Hotcakes considered phoning various media sales types to find out who
had the craziest new year - if they weren’t ogling fireworks down at the
river with the rest of us. But there was no point carrying on after
talking to 24/7’s marketing siren Sheena Gulab, who was white-water
rafting down the Zambezi on the big day. ’You haven’t lived until you’ve
done it,’ enthuses the intrepid Gulab, who also enjoys scuba diving in
shark-infested waters. Frankly, Hotcakes prefers her waters calm, warm
and infested with nothing but a rubber duck.