DIARY: Agencies decide that the way to a journalist’s heart is through a bottle

Last week was something of an alcohol-fuelled one, with Fishburn Hedges and Harvard PR both throwing parties in shameless ploys to entertain journalists.

Last week was something of an alcohol-fuelled one, with Fishburn

Hedges and Harvard PR both throwing parties in shameless ploys to

entertain journalists.



Naturally enough, the ploy worked, and the usual round of drunken

shenanigans ensued. At Fishburn Hedges, an Eastern theme was chosen to

decorate the firm’s offices - complete with a tatooist and fortune

teller. It apparently fooled several journalists into asking which

exclusive club the agency had hired out for the do. Staff tell us that

luckily they didn’t have to clean up the mess, as Fishburn Hedges

relocates in two weeks’ time



Sadly, at Harvard’s party at oh-so-trendy Soho nightclub Pop, it wasn’t

the journalists shaming themselves, but the Harvard staff. Whispers have

reached the Diary about a certain account director who ended up asleep

on a train in Brentford - 50 miles from his home at 3am. Even more sad

for Harvard staff was the fact that, despite hiring out a venue, they

had to stay until the after everyone had left to make sure everything

was in order.



Between their entertaining and janitorial duties, it’s hardly surprising

that worn out staff are prone to dozing off on trains.



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