CAMPAIGN DIARY: School dinner hell at the BTAA awards bash

It is refreshing to know that in this world of rapid change, some things are consistent. Take the British Television Advertising Awards at the Grosvenor last week.

It is refreshing to know that in this world of rapid change, some

things are consistent. Take the British Television Advertising Awards at

the Grosvenor last week.



First there was the dinner. A relatively decent starter provoked

surprise all round. Was this to be the year of edible fare? No. It was

followed by what can only be described as fish with gravy - of the

congealed school dinner variety.



And once again there were the people crying into their Piat D’Or. This

year it was the turn of David Droga from Saatchi & Saatchi who was

snivelling because his agency only won one gold and five silvers. (But

surely that’s a record Dave? - Ed.)



Then there were the old duffers sniffing at the poor standard of the

awards. Enter Paul ’things just aren’t what they used to be’ Weiland.

’And as for that Flat Ernie ...’



As the night progressed there were the usual embarrassing dance-floor

shenanigans. This year it involved band members, wigs and M&C Saatchi

PAs.



And when the fun was over there was the good old cloakroom service with

a snarl followed by some serious injuries in the scramble for cabs.



But quite why Claire Timms from Union was found outside wailing

something about Mickey Mouse is anyone’s guess.



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