Once the official schmoozing was over, a select few diehards staggered to the pub for post-party drinks. Among those displaying impressive staying power were Royal Mail's Richard Stephenson, Salt's Andrew Last, Eulogy's Adrian Brady and Downing Street's Vickie Sheriff, complete with fold-up bike ... One of the big climbers in this year's Power Book was Tesco's corporate and legal affairs director Lucy Neville-Rolfe. The Mail on Sunday reported that she was seen sporting an intriguing electric blue streak in her otherwise black hair. Clearly a cunning disguise after she was name-checked by that rascal Stephen Byers in the 'lobbygate' sting ... The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board may have embarrassed a few of its PR agencies this week. In a surprise move, it sent out the results from a recent tender for the Potato Council. Everyone involved was informed that 3 Monkeys, Porter Novelli and Wild Card PR received low marks for their presentations on consumer PR. Oops ... Finally, who is the haughtiest hack of them all? A disgruntled PRO directs us towards the Twitter feed of Amanda Baillieu, editor of trade mag Building Design. One tweet stated: 'My opening salvo in my war against PROs is a filter to remove anyone who addresses me chummily as Amanda.' What a charmer!
John Doe has been hired by Project Zoltar, the creative collective covering fashion and art spearheaded by Dan Macmillan and Kieron Livingstone.
Olympic diver Tom Daley this week shot a highly personal video message revealing he was in a relationship with a man.
Ali Gee, the former Edelman planning chief who has just been handed the role of driving the integration of the three agencies in the Fishburn Hedges Group, is the right woman for the job, according to former clients.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls can recover from his faltering performance in Parliament yesterday, but the content of his argument could be more of a problem, public affairs experts have said.