CAMPAIGN DIARY: ’Get your bits out for the girls’ was the cry at a Capital occasion

How’s Christmas shaping up for you? For our money, last week was the best so far this year for parties.

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



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