DIARY: No backlash for Pugh following Beattie jibe

Loyal and dedicated readers of the magazine (all four of you) will have noticed last week that we published a rather charming letter from Graham Pugh, a copywriter at Banks Hoggins O'Shea/FCB.

The letter, chastising TBWA\ London's chairman, Trevor Beattie, for his irresponsible McCain ad, read: "Following Beattie's advice, I attempted to eat chips with my 'chin up'. The result? A scalded chin, a crick in the neck and a dry-cleaning bill for £6.50."

Pugh was not alone in expecting a scathing response from Beattie along the lines of "fcuk off" or "who do you fcuking think you are" etc ... (the man does, after all, have a history of this).

However, it would seem that our Trev is a closet gentleman. For last Friday lunchtime, waiting in the BHO reception was a package containing a bottle of '96 Bollinger, a cheque for £6.50 and a letter that read: "Graham - with sincerest apologies for the horrors you've endured. Chin up. Love, Trevor 'n' Frank (RIP)*."

*Note: For those of you confused by this reference, Frank is TBWA's dead goldfish. What's more, Frank has now officially received more free publicity than David Blaine.


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