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Diary: Surprise, Surprise, Cilla

Widely regarded as one of the nicest people in the industry, Cilla Snowball (pictured, with the Pepsi boss Richard Evans) saw her career in advertising turn 20 recently.

Cilla Snowball and Richard Evans celebrate with colleagues
Cilla Snowball and Richard Evans celebrate with colleagues

To celebrate, clients and colleagues gathered in the private room at London's River Cafe and told "colourful" tales at her expense. Chris Thomas, the BBDO chief, flew over from Singapore and distilled her stellar career into one word, "appletini", which was apparently her preferred tipple in New York. In that case, Diary would like to raise a glass to the AMV Group boss, though we're surprised she wasn't more partial to a Snowball (Advocaat, lemonade and lime juice, for those who don't know).

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