DIARY: MacLaurin takes pride in putting the boot into the opposition

Last month we reported that, after suffering ribbing at the hands of English co-workers when Scotland failed to qualify for Euro 2000, Brian MacLaurin, of the eponymous communications group, had all the group’s meeting rooms renamed after battles at which the Scots beat the English (PR Week, 11 February).

Last month we reported that, after suffering ribbing at the hands

of English co-workers when Scotland failed to qualify for Euro 2000,

Brian MacLaurin, of the eponymous communications group, had all the

group’s meeting rooms renamed after battles at which the Scots beat the

English (PR Week, 11 February).



In a continued combative mode, MacLaurin is further stamping his

authority on the pitch. Redecoration is afoot at the offices and the

carpet chosen to protect those Manolo Blahniks is a lovely shade of blue

which just happens to be named ... Larkspur.



’We’re going to be walking all over Larkspur,’ MacLaurin says with

glee.



He is referring, of course, to Larkspur carpets and not fellow consumer

agency Larkspur Communications. MacLaurin denies any rumours that the

carpet was chosen on the basis of name alone, and not in a ’competitive

pitch’.



Although PR Week is unable to find any record of the two agencies

appearing on the same pitch list recently, we don’t think that is any

reason for Larkspur and MacLaurin not to become involved in

one-upmanship tactics and humorous pranks.



Over to you, Larkspur.



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