CAMPAIGN DIARY: Creative Ball reveals a lust for nakedness among big spenders

Two of London’s top creatives, both of whom previously had impeccable reputations, revealed a seedier side to their characters at the recent Creative Ball.

Two of London’s top creatives, both of whom previously had

impeccable reputations, revealed a seedier side to their characters at

the recent Creative Ball.



The pair chatted and drank their way through the auction, which was

presented by the former That’s Life presenter, Gavin Campbell.



Admittedly, some of the lots were a bit on the dull and worthy side - a

day in Flame and a year’s supply of dog food, to be donated on your

behalf to Battersea Dogs’ Home, being notable examples.



But their ears pricked up when they heard one of the lots announced -

which, incidentally, had not been listed on the programme.



The offer was a night for two at The Astral, a lap-dancing club,

complete with vintage champagne and pounds 200 to stuff in ’the ladies’’

knickers. It was just too good for the desperate duo to resist and they

entered a bidding war, finally scooping the prize for pounds 400.



Saatchis’ executive creative director, Dave Droga, blamed his partner in

crime, HHCL & Partners’ Steve Henry. ’Steve was too shy to bid so I did

it on his behalf,’ he claims.



That wasn’t the case, according to the prize’s donator, Ros McClellan,

managing director of MMAD Productions, who claims Droga was keen to

offer his lap, as was Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R’s Robert

Campbell, who’s paying to accompany them. In their defence she adds that

The Astral is ’a classy joint’.Well, that’s OK then.



Meanwhile, the women were also up to no good, with Sally Kenchington,

the former PA of the ball’s organiser, Terry Howard, paying a whopping

pounds 3,700 to have dinner cooked for her by Jamie Oliver, the ’Naked

Chef’.



Presumably she thinks that at that price he really will be starkers in

her kitchen.



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