Diary: BBH marketer gets frosty reception at CHI's ski trip

Johnny Hornby's legendary account handling skills were tested to the max when organising CHI & Partners' annual ski trip to Simon Clemmow's chalet in the French Alps this year.

CHI's client entertaining policy is one of the slickest in adland, and its annual ski-fest for clients and their partners is among the most sought-after invitations in town. But what does an agency do when the marketing director at its prized founding client is married to a senior figure at a rival agency?

Without any consternation, CHI did the grown-up thing and invited Talk Talk's marketing director, Dominic Stinton, and his wife, the Bartle Bogle Hegarty marketing director, Felicity Ross.

Diary wonders if at least two members of CHI's staff ever left Ross' side during the entire trip.