Diary: The strange life of Brian

The internet has a great ability to make stars out of regular folk and, this week, Brian, a 27-year-old automotive manufacturer, has had adland in stitches after composing a letter addressed to "All of Advertising and Marketing", pleading for an end to brands going down the crowdsourcing route (an excerpt of the letter is featured below).

"I don't know where you got the idea that I'd like the prospect of coming home from work and spending my valuable free time taking part in your stupid idea about sausages," he writes in one particularly humorous rant, "but here's the thing, I don't ... please, please, PLEASE, if you wouldn't mind awfully, leave me alone." Diary imagines that Brian has got most of the industry's planners nodding along in agreement.