It was raining, and had been for several days. The four of us finished lunch, and left the house to walk the half mile to the top of Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath to watch the RAF fly up the Mall for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was an unexpectedly emotional moment.
The old European Economic Community was worthy of support for political reasons, thinking that, if we traded principally with each other, we were less likely to go to war again. This turned out to be fairly sound. Then the disaster of Maastricht happened.
When you go on a shoot as an account handler, you need to leave your moral judgement behind.
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The Butcher’s Arms in Kent is probably England’s smallest pub, and it’s doing well because the landlord knows his market, gives his drinkers what they want at a price that they think is fair, and is respectful.
With George Peppard out of the way, I can tell a great story about his and Ursula Andress’ sex scene in The Blue Max. Why did no-one tell me Peppard was dead?
If you want to be a successful advertising account handler, you’ll need sensitivity, ruthlessness, an understanding of the creative process, and resilience.
This will be the most vicious, most bitterly fought, most interesting, and most important American election since Lincoln first gained the White House a century and a half ago. It makes no sense to be scared of the future. No matter what you think, it’s coming anyway.
When you need fire someone, it’s best to get them quietly head-hunted. It’s cheaper and it let’s the other person depart with dignity. So get close to your headhunters.
Spain and Greece have huge unemployment rates, over 21% for Greece, and nearly 25% for Spain. Both have staggering debts, but Spain’s debt is very much the junior to that of Greece.