Call it divine retribution if you like, but M&C Saatchi suffered an
annoying little transport problem of its own after its controversial
snaffling of the Transport for London account when its office lifts
While Campaign can dismiss reports of Robin Wight following up his
lunchtime contretemps with M&C's Bill Muirhead by dashing across Golden
Square brand-ishing a hacksaw, it appears that the lift problem fostered
a new spirit of neighbourliness at the agency.
Although the founding partners love their top floor eeryie with its
sweeping rooftop views towards the London Eye, the prospect of hauling
an Ivy lunch up seven flights of stairs grew less appealing the longer
the "out of order" sign was up.
As a result, Messers Muirhead, Kershaw - and even Lord Maurice himself -
were often to be seen gatecrashing meetings and blagging cups of coffee
in the lower regions. "Suddenly, they became very sociable indeed," an
agency toiler confides.
Much relief all round though when the lift repairmen, having turned the
agency's supertrendy minimalist reception area into a building site,
upped tools and left.