Some Christmas spirit

It sounds like the management at PHD don't realise that the Christmas season is over.

Too busy to hold their team Christmas party in December, the leadership of the media agency assembled last Tuesday to carry on 2012 in the style with which 2011 ended. Word has it that not one of the board had a dry evening and that Daren Rubins, the PHD chief executive, led the way with some epic sambuca drinking (apparently, a regular party trick). Sambuca! On a school night in January. We reckon that might just qualify "reliable" Rubins for a change in status to "party animal" in the Campaign A List.