Diary: Where there’s smoke there’s ire for Nasa guests

It seems agency and client budgets are sky rocketing in attempts to grab journalists’ attention. GCI’s youth marketing team Annette Cremin and Kate Bermon recently took 15 hacks over to Nasa’s HQ in Houston to preview a new computer game.

It seems agency and client budgets are sky rocketing in attempts to

grab journalists’ attention. GCI’s youth marketing team Annette Cremin

and Kate Bermon recently took 15 hacks over to Nasa’s HQ in Houston to

preview a new computer game.



GCI put the party up in the plush Houstonia hotel, a favourite haunt of

George Bush, where they rigged up a few screens and got the assembled

throng to attempt stellar domination with new Psygnosis game Colony

Wars.



After a good hard games session the group had a day walking around Nasa

mission control and meeting space explorers. All went well according to

Cremin until the journalists hit posh restaurant The Palm: ’Most of them

smoked and this doesn’t go down too well over there. We were put in a

private room, well away from the other diners but they could all see us

through the glass.’



America has its compensations says Cremin. ’The table was loaded with

lobster and beef and the wine came in three litre bottles.’



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