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Tiger Savage, M&C Saatchi's head of art, is famous for her amazing nipples, as the audience at the recent Campaign Poster Awards will tell you if you are tasteless enough to try and make a joke out of the title of her multi-award-winning Vogue.com poster.

As the poster won so many awards (including, you may recall, our Turkey of the Week, though we don't talk about that), M&C Saatchi decided to buy a congratulatory gift for Savage and her copywriting partner Mark Goodwin.

All the usual gifts were rejected in favour of a dress for true disciples of fashion by the revered Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, aka the king of maximalism. Think plunging necklines, halternecks, thigh-high splits, sequins, chiffon, python skin, snake-print, fur, diamante - and that was just Mark's present.

M&C Saatchi's joint chief executive Nick Hurrell went to great lengths to reward the team. 'I'd tried everything to get that dress,' says Savage, who saw it in a brochure and fell in love with it. 'I even sent round an e-mail asking if anyone was going to Milan or New York and could buy it for me.' And Goodwin's gift? Why, a leather bikini and a fur-trimmed turquoise leopard-print bolero cardigan with pom-poms at the shoulder, of course.

Or perhaps some Joseph vouchers.



The Guardian took the moral high ground by turning down a saucy campaign for the Daily Star's website, MegaStar, saying it rejected the ads because editorially it didn't agree with the way it represented its site. But what is that perched atop the 'Games' section of The Guardian's online subsidiary, FootballUnlimited? Why, none other than a MegaStar ad. Shame on you





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