Awards Special - Crisis advice that Farrow swears by

Meanwhile, on the top table, the red wine was going down and the volume of conversation up.

The Reverend George Pitcher was locked in heated debate with top Tory MP Ed Vaizey about the value of religion, while across the table the chat was decidedly more earthy. Outspoken celebrity publicist Gary Farrow was offering insightful comments to O2's Glenn Manoff about the MSC Napoli running aground on Branscombe Beach. (The handling of the incident picked up Issues and Crisis Management Campaign of the Year for the Government News Network.)

'The f***ing thing sunk,' roared Farrow. 'How is that good crisis management? It f***ing sunk! I'll tell you what crisis management is...it's being on the phone at midnight convincing Rebekah Wade not to run a story on Charlotte Church. That's a f***ing crisis.' And so on...

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