A Bug’S Life

Staffers at Arnold Ingalls Moranville in San Francisco were recently feted with a surprise party thrown by new owner Snyder Communications-and executives at the parent firm were apparently in a giving mood.
The high point of the bash was a drawing for a New Beetle. Creative coordinator Nicky Battille was the lucky winner.
After her name was drawn, all 50-plus employees-led by Arnold Ingalls Moranville managing director Ed Dilworth-made a trip to the nearest Volkswagen dealership. There, Battille selected a fully loaded, 1999 lime-green bug that would retail for just under $20,000. Why green? Battille said it coordinated with the pink top she was wearing that day.
To show their gratitude, snapshots were taken of the staffers holding “Thanks Ed” signs. That would be Ed Eskandarian, chairman and chief executive officer of Snyder-owned Arnold Communications.
-Judy Warner