ROY GREENSLADE has this evening produced a designer graphic and has attempted to pass it off as the ad copy that CQN submitted to The Guardian on Friday 27th May 2016. CQN has attempted to contact Mr Greenslade all day via Twitter, email and by telephoning him at the newspaper and the University where he lectures in journalism. He has not responded to any of these attempts to reach him.
Remarkably he has produced a snippet of the second page of a designer’s early working on the SECOND advertisement we had booked in the Guardian for Saturday 4th June, which was produced for ideas on design etc and which does not contain any relevant text.
The first page of this designer designer graphic had an English heading and the second page a French one. The rest of the text was in scrambled text for an example of how the proposed design might look.
The designer’s working was also in colour – the advertisement that the Guardian asked to see on 27th May was in black and white as per the newspaper booking. This was NOT the Ad copy that was submitted by CQN and rejected by the Guardian on 27th May.
Note too the mention of Senior Management interference in the email of 2nd June 2016 from the chap at the Guardian who initially booked in the ad.
Mr Greensdale is deliberately misleading people. He may choose to reveal where he received this designer’s working from and why he cut off the text – in no language at all – and omitted to say that the first heading was in English.
He also knows, as does everyone working in the media or advertising, that this was never a black and white ad submitted to the Guardian for publication.
This was NOT the ad, it was NOT submitted as the ad and it had two versions with the first example heading in English for the English newspaper Greenslade works for. We note too that he chopped off the text in his entirely misleading second article of the day.
This morning CQN spoke to the Guardian manager who cancelled that ad on 27th May and he confirmed that both ads submitted were the English version ads included in the email correspondence below. We asked Greenslade to contact his colleagues to check these emails and to confirm that the ads were submitted to his newspaper in English.
We have been asked on social media to re-produce the emails between CQN and The Guardian on this matter and are happy to do so. Here they are, with only the relevant names removed.
On May 27, 2016, at 3:39 PM, GUARDIAN wrote:
SUBJECT: PRINT AD
It has still not arrived…
On 3rd June 2016 at 10.21 AM CQN wrote: