DIARY: Party Time with ... MediaCom TMB - Lexie Goddard parties on at the fantasy fairground

7.00pm The Commonwealth Institute, Kensington Now where is this party? Ah - the huge Hollywood-style illuminated MediaCom TMB sign gives it away. It’s so big it needed permission from the Civil Aviation Authority.

7.00pm The Commonwealth Institute, Kensington Now where is this

party? Ah - the huge Hollywood-style illuminated MediaCom TMB sign gives

it away. It’s so big it needed permission from the Civil Aviation

Authority.



Guests are greeted by clowns on stilts and MediaCom’s white-suited

ringmaster - vice-president Allan Rich - and led into the Commonwealth

Institute, which has been transformed into a big top. One-and-a-half

thousand revellers from agencies and media owners mill around the

full-size helter-skelter, dodgems, palm readers and coconut shies.



I bump into Mirror senior sales executives Roland Boakye and Mark

Richardson, who are knocking back the unlimited white wine.



9pm Free vodka bar I discover Future Publishing’s promotions and

lifestyle manager Paul Lanzarote and MediaCom’s radio chief Mike

Hope-Milne sniggering in a corner.



10.30pm I strain to chat to MediaCom’s super-tall deputy broadcast

director David Jowett, while TSMS account director Mathew Williams and

group account director Simon Lent sway gently.



10.30-12.30am Anyone’s guess really.



12.30am The dancefloor is in full swing when the DJ pipes up: ’Can

whoever has stolen a pair of crutches please return them, as this bloke

can’t walk?’ (Strangely, no-one else remembers hearing this.) London

Marathon runner Hope-Milne falls over as he is leaving and twists his

ankle. Time to grab my free bag of warm chestnuts and stagger home.



Friday 9am Rumour has it that Lanzarote woke up covered in red wine next

to an unidentified warm body - and he probably wasn’t the only one. Top

marks MediaCom, same time next year?



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