Hotcakes has learned that at least one individual has survived the
IPC Music and Sport leaving ritual, as described in our ’Women in a
man’s world’ feature (Media Business, 15 November). However, as the
victim is male, the humiliation clearly isn’t gender specific.
This unfortunate was tied to a chair, sprayed with a fire extinguisher
with a cheese naan bread taped to his head and sent up and down in the
IPC lift until somebody rescued him ... one-and-a-half hours later. Our
informant - while declining to reveal the naan veteran’s name - lets
slip that he now works at The Mail on Sunday and ’goes to the gym more
often’ in order to stave off similar attacks.
Manning Gottlieb Media has been receiving amusing calls from people keen
to take the agency up on its call for more creative media solutions. One
prankster, not entirely unconnected to the incident above, claimed to
represent West Midlands Safari Park.
He wanted to sell large advertising spaces on hippos, with smaller
’classified’ slots available on rabbits.
Don’t spend too much on that Carhartt anorak this winter - marauding
members of the public are snipping chunks out of coat hoods as a result
of a recent Dulux TV ad.
The ad, which carries the tagline ’You find the colour, we’ll match it’,
shows a woman surreptitiously cutting a piece of orange material from a
man’s hood (see left). The ITC has received complaints about it from
victims who have been ’snipped’ in copycat incidents.
The watchdog doesn’t reveal whether the ad that shows somebody stealing
underwear from a washing line has inspired a rash of
After the premiere of Tube Tales, the Sky-funded movie set on the
Underground, Carlton Screen Advertising’s marketing manager Nicola Young
and Hotcakes debate a possible sequel, called Taxi Tales.
Young recalls the time she hurried up to a cab that was about to
disgorge a passenger. Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall hopped out,
loudly singing one of his own songs. Later, the driver revealed that
Hucknall had spent the entire journey screeching the Simply Red
songbook. ’And he didn’t even leave a bloody tip.’