The lobbying industry now has its own godfather, in the shape of
APCO UK deputy managing director, Nick DeLuca.
In April, when APCO moves from its Wells Street home to new premises in
Cavendish Street, anyone entering DeLuca’s office will be faced with
another larger than life Italian-American - Marlon Brando - glaring down
at them from a frame on the wall.
DeLuca collects original film posters, and The Godfather is his latest
purchase. He explains his choice of idol thus: ’As an Italian American
growing up in New Jersey, it was kind of inevitable.’
Strangely, Deluca even managed to jet off to Sicily to represent APCO at
sister company GCI’s annual global get-together last month.
Deluca is not the only one to admit to a poster fetish: Fishburn Hedges
director Graham McMillan has also fallen under the spell. His somewhat
smaller poster collection counts Diamonds Are Forever and A View To A
Kill - both gifts from Deluca.