MARKETING MIX: Turning Japanese with Posh

It's not often that Mix gets to mingle with the rich and famous, but over the past fortnight Marketing has been sitting down to a series of dinners at top Japanese restaurant and celebrity hang-out Nobu.

Grey London, sponsor of Marketing's Power 100, hosted the evenings for the illustrious marketers listed in the table, and some of marketing's finest - including London 2012 Olympics bid chief executive Keith Mills, COI head honcho Alan Bishop and PepsiCo chief Martin Glenn - sat down to a sumptuous meal of sashimi, sushi, black cod with miso and chocolate bento boxes washed down with lychee martinis.

But there was one celebrity guest we weren't banking on. Marketing editor Craig Smith's welcome speech included a quip about David Beckham - number 100 on the Power 100 list - not being able to make it. However, a listening waitress let slip that Mrs Becks was, in fact, dining in just the next room. The former Posh Spice even allowed one member of Marketing's editorial team to show her the way from the loo back to the restaurant (which, as any Nobu regular knows, is pretty confusing).

In fact, it emerged that Posh was supposed to be picking up a prize at the Pantene Pro-V Awards over at the Royal Albert Hall, but had sent her sister along in her place to receive it because she was, er, in Madrid.

Her appearance at Nobu instead had the tabloids in a tizz the next day.

But Mix reckons that Posh clearly knew where the real power lay that night.

Discussion

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs

subscribe now

Latest

Lynx tells men not to leave love to fate
HBO captures awkwardness of watching sex scenes with parents
Primark to open first US stores with Boston chosen as flagship location
Marketing spend on the up but a reality check is needed before celebrating
Top 10 ads of the week: Jackpotjoy and BT Broadband fend off Kevin Bacon
Lidl beats Tesco to 10m Facebook fans
Center Parcs ad banned for encouraging parents to take kids out of school
Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Amazon named top brands for targeting youth market
Leaked document shows Nokia to be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile
Nike lays-off hardware staff in move that casts doubt on future of FuelBand
Greenpeace says save the bees or humans will die
What brands need to know about changes to VAT and online downloads in 2015
Jimmy Savile victims urged to claim compensation in new ad campaign
UKIP launches biggest  ad campaign and stirs up 'racist' accusations
Apple boss Tim Cook provides voiceover on ad touting firm's renewed green commitments
John Lewis walks consumers through its history to celebrate 150 years of business
Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up
Hottest virals: Cute puppies star in Pedigree ad, plus Idris Elba and Fruyo
Amnesty International burns candles to illuminate new hope
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers
Tom of Finland's 'homoerotic' drawings made into stamps
YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers
Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp consulting at WPP
Wolff Olins reveals new CEO after Apple poaches Karl Heiselman
Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games
Google's revenues surge but shares drop as it grapples with transition to mobile
Facebook beats Twitter to most 'marketing friendly' social media site crown, says DMA
Fableists believe children like Finn should be outdoors enjoying life
Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360
MasterCard renews Rugby World Cup sponsorship to push cashless message