Diary: The pursuit of PR knowledge is no trivial thing

The election was not the only battle of national significance taking place last week. On the eve of polling day, a far more gritty and emotional struggle was taking place above a West End pub - the grand final of the Two Ten Communications pub quiz tournament for PR consultancies.

The election was not the only battle of national significance

taking place last week. On the eve of polling day, a far more gritty and

emotional struggle was taking place above a West End pub - the grand

final of the Two Ten Communications pub quiz tournament for PR

consultancies.



An initial field of 20 teams had been whittled down to two - Citigate

and Biss Lancaster - for the final shoot out. Citigate fielded Robert

Mitchelmore, Paddy Toyne Sewell, Kate Rowlands and Nick Lockwood, while

the Biss crew comprised Julian Christopher, Mary Stewart, Rosemary

Drummond and Katie Rees.



Both teams proved themselves to be alarmingly well informed on such

arcane subjects as the correct name for an otter’s tail (pole or

rudder), the list of suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, and the

previous week’s issue of PR Week.



But after eight closely fought and liberally lubricated rounds, the

Citigate team pulled away in the dying moments to clinch the trophy with

a mighty 56 points to Biss Lancaster’s 45.



Overwhelmed by their overall majority, the triumphant titans of trivia

were later seen to be drinking the liquid part of their prize from the

pewter part, in debauched scenes of hysterical celebration only

surpassed by Labour HQ the following night.



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