How’s Christmas shaping up for you? For our money, last week was
the best so far this year for parties.
Thursday night saw Capital Advertising celebrating Yuletide in fine
style at the Empire, Leicester Square, unaware that its bid for Virgin
was about to be blown out of the water by Chris Evans.
We wouldn’t have placed a bet on the chances of David Connolly, Leo
Burnett’s broadcast director on Procter & Gamble, getting into work
bright and early on Friday - as he was still slurping vodka from the
nether regions of a female ice model at midnight.
The fact that Capital got the Fantasy Dreamboys to strip off for the
women in the audience, following years of entertainment aimed at male
guests, was impressive although, of course, we agree that it was
degrading to men. Great, eh?
Diary thought the best part of the night came when several Capital
employees won thousands in the ’play casino’ and then attempted to enter
the draw for the Caribbean cruise. Some of them were a tad indignant
when Campaign pointed out that perhaps they shouldn’t be eligible
because they worked for Capital.
For those who could take the pace, the week ended with the Creative Ball
at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday. It was slightly irritating that
the auction took place while diners were still tucking into their
starters but overall, the night went brilliantly.
Who could forget Gerry Moira, creative director of Publicis, taking to
the stage to sing with the Blues Brothers tribute band and belting out
the hits? We’re not quite sure who the female singing with him was - but
we’ve been assured that it wasn’t Y&R’s Stevie Spring dressed up as