Saatchi isn’t banking on Kershaw

Revealed. The Diary can exclusively expose a fresh source of income for Saatchi & Saatchi – the bit that actually makes the ads. The source is one David Kershaw. That’s right, one of the “three amigos” who quit the agency on January 9 is actually channelling money back into the agency he served for 12 years. But, bizarrely for an agency that has lost business, it will not accept Kershaw’s kind offer. “I sent back my pay cheque on February 1,” he explains, “but they will not accept it – I think it is a legal move. In my view, I no longer work for the agency and so I returned the 22 days’ pay from January 9 and I will continue to return further cheques.” Officially Kershaw is on “gardening leave” with his fellow defectors Jeremy Sinclair and Bill Muirhead. All are still being paid by the agency – at least until the next legal showdown expected in May. Neighbours report that Kershaw’s window-boxes are coming along a treat.

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