Jo Guest’s hostessing of The Express’s pub pop quiz was a hit with
the guys at Media Planning. The event, part of the newspaper’s ’in the
spotlight’ week at the agency, provided an opportunity to get up- close
Alas, feeble attempts at pulling the page-three stunna failed
Scott Nelson’s chat-up line -’What’s your hourly rate?’ - was met with
an Anglo-Saxon riposte, while Ivan Ali-Khan’s letching and James Smith’s
pleading were contemptuously ignored. Rob McCave made more of an impact,
even eliciting an invitation to dinner from the buxom blonde, but he was
sadly too pissed to take La Guest up on the offer. Hotcakes knows how
Meanwhile, in a pathetic attempt at cheating, Simon Blackburn was
spotted using his mobile to solicit quiz answers from his dad - the
shiny-toothed veteran DJ, Tony.
And the Media Planning ladies were no more impressive. Express
soothsayer Jonathan Cainer turned up to tell their fortunes - but none
of them knew their exact times of birth.
Did Cainer foresee a new career for Jason Campbell, the Daily Star’s
gold lame-jacketed quizmaster, as host of Wheel of Fortune perhaps?
What have Gianfranco Zola, George Weah, Tore Andre Flo, Roberto di
Matteo and Attic Futura sales exec Louise Winstanley got in common?
Well, all were spotted on the Chelsea bus during last Sunday’s
celebrations of the club’s victory in the FA Cup final. But the Kings
Road prima donnas were probably sick as parrots to see that Louise
(pictured) had made the lead photo in Monday’s Guardian Sport section
instead of them.
BJK&E Media’s managing director Mark ’size is a bonus’ Patterson turned
the tables on his clients recently when he invited them to a two-day
course in media planning and buying - and charged them pounds 400 for
Ten clients, including Mercedes-Benz and Save & Prosper, were given two
days to write a brief for the UK launch of Coors Light.
The clients worked until 4am and were judged by a panel that included
Coors’ European marketing director Rob Borland and BJK&E group head Tara
’I believe they thought they could put their feet up and have a laugh,’
said Patterson, ’but it taught them it’s not a bed of roses in media.’
Anyone who wants to write Hotcakes’s column next week should sent
cheques to ...