DIARY: Spring demonstrates a reformed character (but it doesn’t fool us)

Apparently, Young and Rubicam’s inimitable director (well, that’s what the business card says), Stevie Spring, received a few abusive phone calls last week after the announcement that she was a deserving winner of our ‘You must remember...’ champagne.

Apparently, Young and Rubicam’s inimitable director (well, that’s what

the business card says), Stevie Spring, received a few abusive phone

calls last week after the announcement that she was a deserving winner

of our ‘You must remember...’ champagne.



Said abuse went along the lines of ‘Spring, have you got nothing better

to do with your time than read the Diary?’ (Hey, some of us have

feelings too, you know.) Others made reference to the fact that Stevie

has probably quaffed more than enough bubbly in her time to need a free

bottle from us.



In a pathetic attempt to persuade the world that she is a reformed

character, she had the audacity to be privy to an attempted pulling of

the wool over our eyes.



Y&R has opened its swanky new gym. Rashly, we said we might cover the

occasion if the accompanying visual support material was of an

acceptable standard (i.e. if the photo was good enough).



What do we get? In an effort to prove that Y&R board members are not

dissipated hedonists, we receive a photo purporting to show two

directors, one of them managing, working out.



Toby Hoare has clearly never been inside a gym before, and as for

Spring...pray, who do you know that works out in stilettos?



Actually, we have personal experience of Stevie’s athleticism in the

Diary’s local health farm, where we have also seen the fine forms of

everyone from BMP’s James Best and Leo Burnett’s Steve Gatfield to

Dorlands’ Les Stern - who usually ruins his good work by repairing to

the pub immediately afterwards for a pint.



We have also seen much more of the likes of John O’Donnell and Andrew

Cracknell than is considered necessary on most trade titles. At the risk

of censure from the Press Complaints Commission, we welcome all genuine

photos of advertising luminaries pumping iron, cycling and swimming.



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