Future’s ad bosses were whisked off for a team building exercise
with a difference last week.
Thirteen staff, including commercial development manager Paul
Lanzarotti, senior group manager Simon Moss and group ad manager Rob
Debenham, had their wallets confiscated and were dispatched to a convent
in Roehampton, South-west London.
Armed with just their mobile phones, the penniless team was instructed
to raise a minimum of pounds 500 for a local special needs school and
undertake 25 challenges that would seriously test their blagging
For four days, the managers rose at 6am and ran around London looking
for an 8lb fish, two reptiles and 108 golf balls. They also squeezed
into a Mini, did a parachute jump, built a house of playing cards, drove
a fire engine and delivered milk to the local neighbourhood.
As Media Business went to press, the team had raised just over pounds
They had also acquired a large North American corn snake and a leopard
gecko. The team would like to thank Just Media, Target Media, Moriati,
Salamon Company, Carreras Lathane and a host of other agencies and
recruitment companies for their donations.