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
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
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.