The Champagne Lifestyle? Drinks 1 & 2 – A Review

April 22, 2007

Held at Bar Polski (Holborn) and The Ship and Shovel (Charing Cross), our first two drinks have been pleasantly successful evenings with around 50-60 people attending from a wide range of PR disciplines and backgrounds.

Described by one eager Graduate trainee as “Freshers’ Week for PR’s”, the drinks have worked well, because everyone is at roughly the same stage of their career with similar stories to share and often similar frustrations. “If I have to do one more forward features list…” and “how do they expect me to live on this money….” were regular conversation starters!

Held after work the drinks have forged a few friendships, organised a few lunches and for certain lucky individuals even created a few dates. Perhaps the best thing about the PR and Comms drinks so far, is that the people that have attended the events haven’t been the usual ‘networking’ types. No one is looking to ‘work the room’ or play the business card game.

It’s just lots of people, working in similar job, in the same industry having a few drinks after work.

Long may it continue!

[Check out what other people had to say too, here and here.]

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5 Responses to “The Champagne Lifestyle? Drinks 1 & 2 – A Review”

  1. Manners Maketh Man Says:

    Who got a date?

  2. alaindesmier Says:

    discretion is a PR’s best friend…

  3. Ian Green Says:

    Like the blog – and good to see so many PR squaddies using social media. Any plans for events outside London?

  4. Manners Maketh Man Says:

    Can non-PR people get involved?

  5. alaindesmier Says:

    We haven’t got any plans for events outside London yet, but we’re happy to help organise something, if you’ve got a good idea for an event? Stuart McKinnon has set up a Scottish group here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2249904499


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