Campaign can reveal that the hatchet has been buried once and for
all between Lowe Lintas' chief executive, Chris Thomas, and the former
Lowe planning director, Alison Hoad.
Reports that Lowe cracked open the bubbly when the CCD Testa deal, for
which Hoad quit Lowe, fell through can now be forgotten.
Campaign's unofficial snapper was at Fallon's anniversary party last
week when Hoad and Thomas were caught snogging in front of Fallon's 500
closest friends (see picture, top left). John Lowery, Lowe's deputy
chairman, was less friendly, however.
It was the party of the year - held on four floors at Fallon's Beak
Street office. Guests were in abundance, which made climbing the stairs
The main entertainment of the evening was a bicycle tequila dispenser
invented by Richard Flintham, the creative director of Fallon. The
contraption took him months to develop - and even longer to recover
Quite a few tequilas were sunk (the record was five in one sitting) and
the party got a little amorous. Ringan Ledwidge (top right) was among
those puckering up, but Charles Inge, a founder of Clemmow Hornby Inge,
stiffened only his upper lip, preferring a chaste handshake to a smooch.