Stairway at the harvard club
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A breaking story that gives new meaning to the term, elevator speech. Do you have yours polished up?
Okay, so this was too fun to pass up…
According to Advertising Age reporter Matthew Creamer, Arthur W. Page Society's networking dinner Wednesday night was interrupted by an unexpected elevator ride to the basement of the Harvard Club in New York City
A bakers dozen of heavy-hitters in PR, including Richard Edelman, Dartmouth University's Paul Argenti, Page Society Senior Counsel Roger Bolton and North American CEO of Dentsu Tim Andree were on the elevator with Matthew when it took a plunge into the basement. Who the other eight people were will remain a mystery since Matthew didn’t name them, unless any of you want to fess up in comments.
Some wondered aloud if the well-heeled group might have exceeded the weight limit, Matthew verifies that the staff of the Harvard thought it was probably so.
There were a few nervous jokes made about it being a good thing that PRWeek or Jack O'Dwyer weren't in attendance. Of course, thanks to online communication, they virtually were.
Indeed, it makes one seriously consider taking the stairs, or at least being a fly on the wall in a certain Hard Club elevator.
I am probably just jealous I wasn't there. I am an Arthur Page Seven PR Principles junkie – he is my PR hero.
Thanks Matthew for the Friday gossip!