NTL signs sorcerer’s double

Has anyone noticed the uncanny similarity between Harry Potter, former chief executive of ad agency J Walter Thompson and now chief operating officer of communications group NTL, and that lovable character from children’s fiction, Stephen Carter?

Diary understands that the series of kids’ books took its inspiration from Carter, the Scottish adman and would-be magician. After all, author JK Rowling came up with the idea for the books while sitting around in Edinburgh cafés.

Titles available in the Stephen Carter series include: Stephen Carter and the Prisoner of WPP, Stephen Carter and the Chamber of Commerce and Stephen Carter and the Stoned Creatives.

And just as in fiction, Carter is fearless in his determination to outwit the wicked magician Lord Murdochmort, or as they call him at NTL, “you-know-who”.

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