CAMPAIGN DIARY: Creative Ball marks the finish of week-long ad Christmas party fever

We’ll be surprised if any of you made it out of bed on Saturday after the never-ending stream of parties last week. Despite many party-goers’ claims that the recession has taken its toll on the amount of events this year, there was one after another towards the end of last week.

We’ll be surprised if any of you made it out of bed on Saturday

after the never-ending stream of parties last week. Despite many

party-goers’ claims that the recession has taken its toll on the amount

of events this year, there was one after another towards the end of last

week.



The End’s Christmas party at the nightclub of the same name caused many

headaches the next day - what with the continuous flow of free alcohol

and the pounding music. Only a handful of people got confused and turned

up at the production company’s offices instead of the club, which just

goes to show you can never assume people are clever enough to read your

invite.



Bullet, the recently launched production company, managed to secure the

Titanic bar for its launch party. If you were one of the 40-odd standing

in the freezing November cold trying to get in, it wasn’t down to

Titanic’s Draconian door policy - more the fact that the ratio of people

invited compared to capacity was 2:1.



If you didn’t get in, you missed copious amounts of celebs, champagne

and dancing.



The finale of the week was the annual Creative Ball at the Grosvenor

House, which was unusually graced with the presence of the boxer, Chris

Eubank. Eubank was on hand to present a charity auction prize of a pair

of boxing gloves, signed by both himself and his fellow boxer, Prince

Naseem Hamed.



Many people think the ball is just an excuse for creatives and

production companies to have a drunken night out without the awards

hassle. But it does have a slightly serious side. The auction raised

more than pounds 40,000 for Save The Children. Prizes on offer included

a pair of Liz Hurley’s Versace shoes and tickets to next year’s

Arsenal/Chelsea match.



While some of the prizes were top-notch, whoever won the case of

Pedigree Chum is bound to be disappointed.



Unless they have a dog.



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