DIARY: EVENING OUT WITH ... TOTAL MEDIA - Tequila leads to a cracking evening

6.15pm Total Media’s offices, Kensington High Street We can’t go to the agency’s local drinking hole because Kirsty Hutton, head of buying and resident lush, has been barred. ’I drank rather a lot of wine and kept missing my mouth,’ she says mischievously. Apparently, Ms Hutton proceeded to give bear hugs to unsuspecting punters, only to discover that they were, in fact, clients.

6.15pm Total Media’s offices, Kensington High Street We can’t go to

the agency’s local drinking hole because Kirsty Hutton, head of buying

and resident lush, has been barred. ’I drank rather a lot of wine and

kept missing my mouth,’ she says mischievously. Apparently, Ms Hutton

proceeded to give bear hugs to unsuspecting punters, only to discover

that they were, in fact, clients.



6.30pm The Builder’s Arms, Kensington Our alternative location is filled

with the voice of Simon Cunningham - who is on work experience with

Total Media from Kingston University - entertaining us with tales about

his porn-star flatmate. ’He does special requests on the internet,’ says

a wide-eyed Cunningham, who is shunning the porn industry for the dirty

world of media. ’People can send him an e-mail and he’ll do whatever

they ask, live on the web.’ The mind boggles.



Total Media joint managing director Guy Sellers butts in to challenge

Media Business to a game of table football that can’t be refused. After

much flicking of wrists and some severe jostling, Media Business beats

Total. They demand a rematch and we drink and play until no-one can

remember the score.



10.30pm After a few tequila slammers, Cunningham has the bright idea

that we should drink some Rusty Nails.



12pm Planner Nick Adam decides to practice a few cartwheels on the way

home, as you do, and breaks his ankle.



Wednesday 9.30am Total Media staff get a telephone call from Adam who is

speeding to the nearest A&E department. The kind nurses and doctors put

his foot in plaster for 12 weeks, allowing him to blag cabs to work. It

seems every cloud has a silver lining.



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