Streets on message at T-Mobile show

T-Mobile's first 'street gig' of 2006 - appropriately by The Streets - was a resounding PR success last week.

Diary was one of the privileged invitees to the 'top secret' London gig, schmoozing with Jodie Kidd, Kelly Osbourne, and Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud fame (gosh - ed.), as well as several hundred excitable T-Mobile customers.

The journey to the gig conjured images of the 1970s Milk Tray commercial - a 6.15pm rendezvous at Tower Pier, from where the excited throng were then shipped down the Thames to the location - a lighthouse tucked away in Docklands.

Frontman Mike Skinner threw his all into the show, entrancing the crowd who swayed to his ballads and bounced around to his chav-rap floor fillers.

Nonetheless, mindful of his corporate responsibilities, Skinner managed to name-check T-Mobile no fewer than five times over the course of the gig. What a pro.

Staines is butt of Golin Harris 'joke'
Staff at Golin Harris were less than ectastic last week when joint MDs Jonathan Hughes and Matt Neale revealed their May conference and staff jolly would be held at Thorpe Park in Surrey.

And the gloom deepened as a slide-show revealed a Staines Travelodge as the staff sleeping quarters for the two-day soujorn.

'What do you think?' asked Hughes. 'Remember soft drinks are free.'

A junior staffer remarked that he liked Thorpe Park and the rides were 'quite good'. The game GH bunch all nodded along sagely.

'Here's what we think,' said Neale, before revealing a big yellow slide saying: 'IT'S S**T!!!'

GH's 2006 away day will actually take place in Palma, Mallorca, much to the relief of its staff - a case study in how to under-promise and overdeliver.

'It's funny,' Neale tells us. 'Some were actually quite getting into the idea of a Travelodge in Staines.'

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