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On the move

Teaser campaigns are commonplace in most above-the-line media, yet when we release one to journalists, we are told we are "creating utter confusion"!

The pack about our move to Hammersmith has clearly achieved its objective of piquing people&#39s interest, though, so thanks for the column inches, which we clearly wouldn&#39t have got if we had simply sent you a change of address card.

Lesley Mair

WWAV Rapp Collins London

London W2

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Who cares?

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