Wendy Douglas, Ann Summers’ marketing and media relations manager, is
not the sort of person to start a new job unprepared.
Douglas, who began work at the lingerie and personal products retailer
at the end of October, has compiled a rather saucy summary of
qualifications for Ann Summers’ internal newsletter.
She started her PR career, appropriately, as a marketing assistant at
Virgin. Moving over to Sega Europe as PR manager in 1990, Douglas got to
know Bobby Charlton, ‘who excited me hugely by taking me down the tunnel
(as the boys came off all hot and steamy) and on to the pitch at Old
Trafford during the semi-cup final in 1990.’
On top of this, her pictures grace the bathroom walls of Cohn and Wolfe,
as part of a poster campaign on safe sex.
But Douglas seems to have found her true vocation at Ann Summers, which,
she claims, ‘has been a major contributor to dragging the ‘no sex
please, we’re British’ public through a necessary sexual revolution.’
It’s all good fun, but with a serious purpose. She says: ‘It’s
encouraging for young people in PR to see that you can learn by working
with an agency and then use those skills somewhere like Ann Summers.’
edited by Rebecca Dowman