CAMPAIGN DIARY: All is revealed about our anniversary bash. And we do mean all ..

Last week’s 25th Anniversary Press Awards proved an extraordinary gathering, reuniting the likes of Lord Saatchi with Sir Tim Bell and Martin Sorrell, Robin Miller with David Arculus and Saatchi again with Michael Heseltine, formerly Maurice’s boss here at Haymarket. And that was just table 64!

Last week’s 25th Anniversary Press Awards proved an extraordinary

gathering, reuniting the likes of Lord Saatchi with Sir Tim Bell and

Martin Sorrell, Robin Miller with David Arculus and Saatchi again with

Michael Heseltine, formerly Maurice’s boss here at Haymarket. And that

was just table 64!



During the course of the evening several media luminaries embarrassed

themselves severely. We’re nice, so we’ll protect the names of not only

those who asked Campaign’s editor why he’d invited Michael Heseltine,

but also those who asked Campaign’s proprietor for his autograph - in

public too!



We shall also protect the anonymity of the well-known media man who said

to Campaign’s Anna Griffiths: ’Anna, my dear, the thing I love about

women’s fashion today - it’s just all so revealing.’ Revealing too was

the identity of the luminary who tried to chat up Mrs Saffron

Constantine, with her husband three paces away.



However, one vignette we just couldn’t resist passing on involved the

Body Shop’s wonderful Anita Roddick and WPP’s Martin Sorrell.



’Hi there! What are you doing these days?’ La Roddick asked in a

friendly fashion.



’Um, well, you know, this and that,’ Sorrell replied.



’I don’t read much about you in the papers,’ she continued.



’Really? Oh, I worry I’m a little over-exposed,’ said the increasingly

confused, super-high-profile Sorrell.



’I saw your partner the other day though,’ said the lovely Italian one,

ploughing on.



’My partner? I’m sorry, who do you mean?’ Sorrell asked, by now totally

bemused and wondering how Roddick could have met Preston Rable.



’Oh come on John, Frances Newell ...’ Ms Roddick said, in some

frustration.



’Uh-huh,’ mumbled Sorrell, looking for an escape route. Well, what else

could he say, really?



We pass this on in a spirit of great affection. Honest.



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