The PR Week Awards passed off without significant embarrassment
last week, unless you count our star John Travolta lookalike, who
certainly got into the groove of the occasion. To show how much we
appreciate his game approach, if he reveals his identity to staff at PR
Week, a bottle of bubbly will be waiting for him.
On the day of the event, the PR Week office had been inundated with
calls from newspapers asking what R-JH chairman Sophie Wessex had won
and what time she might be making an appearance.
Sadly for them, the countess managed to avoid press attention completely
by mingling with a handy group of soap stars as soon as she arrived,
thus enabling her to enter the hotel unrecognised.
After the jollity of the awards, presented by lugubrious host Jack Dee,
guests eventually flocked rather inevitably to the residents’ bar for
Here, a gallery of TV personalities from Emmerdale, Coronation Street
and The Bill mingled with a heady mixture of PR professionals and PR
Week staff until the wee hours.
APCO’s managing director, Nick De Luca, propped up the bar with the
celebs, while PR Week’s editor and advertising manager did a sterling
job of staying upright well past their bedtimes.