DIARY: CRASH AND BURN - Sloane PR gets dizzy after venturing north of Watford

’It’s hardly a revelation that PR agencies don’t always attract the sharpest tools in the box,’ says our source at a Leeds-based media agency. ’But we recently met a PR who crashed and burned more ferociously than most.

’It’s hardly a revelation that PR agencies don’t always attract the

sharpest tools in the box,’ says our source at a Leeds-based media

agency. ’But we recently met a PR who crashed and burned more

ferociously than most.



’A meeting had been arranged with our client to discuss the launch of a

brand, and the PR agency insisted on sending this ’Jocasta’ up from

London. Unfortunately, the dopey Sloane must have panicked when she got

north of Watford on the train and decided to get off at York. She must

have assumed they were sort of ’next-door’, like Fulham and

Chelsea.’



Time being of the essence, the meeting began without her.



’By the time she arrived an hour later she looked a right mess,’ our

northern correspondent reports. ’Her tights were laddered, her make-up

was smudged and her hair was all over the place.



’She came in, sat down and started squealing about brands that had

nothing to do with the one we were discussing.’



The media agency relished watching this ditzy PR sink in front of a

unimpressed and extremely important client.



’For some reason, she cheered up when she discovered Leeds has a branch

of Harvey Nichols.’



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