The phone rings. Tabloid alert - it’s Today newspaper, but you think
you’ve been in it enough times to ‘trust’ it. What’s more, an old
colleague, Dominic Midgely, is asking for your top ten ads and top ten
effective ads. There followed an interview about nudity in advertising,
the hook for the piece.
Next day, Midgely informed the Diary’s editor that he had been dropped
in favour of Trevor Beattie, Rupert Howell and Simon Sherwood. ‘But at
least you’re quoted...’ Don’t we all know it. ‘I think it’s ridiculous
that nipples are not available. They can’t do any harm.’ Indeed, this is
in part what the Diary’s abashed editor said. In part. Mr Midgely may
wake up one day soon to find a horse’s head in his bed.