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Apparently, there's soon a general election in the U.K., but the TBWA-breakaway that we spoke about here earlier are far too busy setting up their own agency.
Already chucking up 15 million pounds in business and appearing all over the press before the agency even has a name - the "working title" is Clemmow Hornby as are the last names of former TBWA managing director John Hornby and (former) chief executive Simon Clemmow - now they have asked Peter Mandelson to join their agency.
Friends have said that Mr Mandelson is actually considering the offer, but it is unlikely he would be willing to commit to anything like a full-time position. They have worked together before as Mr Hornby organised for Mandelson to give speeches to TBWA staff on the lessons to be learned from Labour's last election campaign.
Mr Hornby's connections have already come in handy. Before the pair had even found an office they won £15m worth of business from Carphone Warehouse, the company set up by Mr Hornby's old school friend, Charles Dunstone.
Poilitics and advertising go together. Just embrace it.