The Leith Agency stands by its man as Gerry Farrell returns to work after Incredinburgh row

Gerry Farrell

Gerry Farrell has returned to work at The Leith Agency less than a fortnight after he was suspended for his spectacular spat with Edinburgh councillor Steve Cardownie.

The Edinburgh-based ad agency today confirmed to The Drum that it had reinstated its creative director and said it now considers the matter closed.

Farrell found himself in the public eye after his advertising campaign to promote the Scottish capital, which included the slogan 'Incredinburgh', was slammed by Cardownie, Edinburgh Council's deputy leader.

The veteran adman responded with a string of Twitter barbs against Cardownie, who he dubbed "Steve Carbootsale", and accused him of deliberately trying to sabotage the campaign.

The Leith Agency was unimpressed with Farrell's tweets and suspended him on 2 November.

But the argument now appears to have been settled, as a spokesperson for The Leith Agency told The Drum: "Gerry is now back at work and we consider the matter closed."

Farrell's Twitter account - @yellydancer - has been deleted.

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Cameron Clarke

Cameron Clarke has been a journalist at The Drum for more than 10 years and is now its Deputy Editor. Based in the UK, he is primarily responsible for overseeing The Drum's coverage of the media industry and marketing agencies. His work includes long reads on Brewdog, Patagonia, De Correspondent and the future of sports rights. He was named Feature Writer of the Year at the 2017 PPA Scottish Magazine Awards.

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