PR agencies didn’t disappoint this year with their choice of staff
A bit of French seems to be the theme of the season with both Lexis PR
and Freud Communications choosing to whisk their people off to Paris on
Eurostar for a no-holds barred session in a top restaurant.
Lexis’ chief executive Bill Jones took his staff off to plush eaterie La
Perouse, earning top marks for kitsch by entertaining them with bingo
and karaoke on the train.
Matthew Freud took no chances of being accused of Scrooge tendencies by
booking the Eiffel Tower’s restaurant for his agency knees-up.
Back in London, Fishburn Hedges turned to New Labour’s favourite
restaurant, the People’s Palace, only recently vacated by AS Biss and
Co, which held its first anniversary celebrations there.
Fishburn Hedges, never an agency to stint on the party front, held three
agency blow outs over the festive season, including one for clients and
one for journalists. Details of the final, staff party, to be held in
early January, are being kept secret. Rumours that Fishburn Hedges
managing director John Williams will use the occasion to indulge his
penchant for dressing up in McDonald’s uniforms are, apparently,