A merger is an emotional event which has to be handled with the utmost care by senior staff. It appears Tim Mellors has taken this on board.
Mellors gave a poignant speech at a get-together to launch “The Revolution” – the rebirth of Grey – following the merger of Grey Advertising and Mellors Reay.
From all reports Mellors’ speech touched the hearts of his audience. But it also led to a few astonished faces. Having laid down and rolled himself up in a blanket, Mellors said he wouldn’t come out of it until everyone shouted: “Wake up Grey!” Stunned listeners shouted immediately, presumably so as not to prolong the embarrassment of all assembled.
Apparently Mellors told the crowd before he rolled himself up that he was risking a lot and could look stupid if they didn’t respond by shouting.
The Diary thinks the shouting – or lack of it – had nothing to do with him looking stupid.