“The new identity expresses an idea about people, humanity, challenge and aspiration.” So reads Newell and Sorrell Amsterdam’s beautiful corporate identity guidebook for Pharmacia & Upjohn. However, it seems that the drugs giant was too much of a challenge for its head honcho John Zabriskie, who resigned earlier this year. Bad timing, as on the same day the 5000 guidebooks, complete with welcoming letter and two full-page mug shots of Zabriskie, were due to be posted out. P&U is now considering its options for the glossy 160-page A3-sized tome: “They are high quality,” says a spokeswoman, “and to cut the [offending] pages out would spoil the image.” Newell and Sorrell’s Marksteen Adamson has a better idea. As only 1000 books had been bound, he is able to slip in three new pages at “minimum cost”. Phew!
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