Ugly-looking Herberts pop up in London

There are always lots of short, ugly men lurking around the streets of London – especially in Soho. But there seems to have been a lot more of them recently.

A spate of gnome-men have been sighted in parks and around landmarks in the capital and also in Edinburgh and Manchester. They are described as wrinkled and possessing evil grins. No, Robin Cook isn’t on the prowl, these are statuettes created to promote Once, the latest novel by James Herbert.

The creatures were strategically placed by agency Cunning Stunts. Rachael Laine, project manager for the company, says people have been unnerved by the figures, although why anybody would be unnerved by a plastic gargoyle on a plinth is anyone’s guess.


Putting the boot into Pitcher

Marketing Week

I write, as I’m sure many others will do, in reference to George Pitcher’s article in the April 11 issue. I would like to ask the inestimable Mr. Pitcher if he considers the original deal struck between Carlton/Granada’s ITV Digital and the Nationwide League to have been good business for either party? From the perspective […]

Accident Line unveils charter to fight poor industry image

Marketing Week

Accident Line, the personal injury claims company, has launched a standards charter to combat the negative publicity the industry has received, and has put pressure on its rivals to follow suit. Under the 12-point charter, the company promises that customers will be informed of its funding methods in a free consultation, and will be given […]


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