The Week: i-Q - Web chat about ... Omnicom's pursuit of BMB

Genius. A masterstroke. "There's your old office back, same chair you'll see, and ten million quid will be in your account by lunch. Tea?" - Neeta Oza

Legends. They're officially my new advertising heroes. - Hollie Newton

Lindsay jumped ship pretty quickly at Publicis when the shit hit the fan. What goes around comes around ... - Roger O'Thornhill

Actually, Roger (whoever you are), I didn't. I made 40-odd people redundant, with Mark Cramphorn and Graham Stewart, got the agency back to a 20 per cent margin, won a piece of business and then left, having been let down by worldwide management on, among other things, Asda. - Tim Lindsay

Made 40 people redundant? Well done you. What goes around comes around ... - jezwaspsrule

Don't think he enjoyed making 40 redundant. - Rollie Fingers

Fair points, Tim, but I'd expect you to know how many people you'd made redundant. "40-odd" is a bit imprecise considering you are talking about people's livelihoods. - Roger O'Thornhill

If they were "odd", you can't really blame Tim for wanting to get rid of them, though. - jezwaspsrule

Surely you need "odd" people in advertising? - ronnie blogsville

Perhaps that's why it started to go wrong at Publicis. - jezwaspsrule - Post your views at


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