Tales of the quest by Imagination staff for free champagne while returning from the group’s Aurora project for client Ford have taken a new twist.
A pair from the group faked their own engagement in the hope of free bubbly from a British Airways stewardess while returning from the Berlin event (DW 14 August). They no doubt felt the need to economise after they saw the expenses they had helped their client rack up.
Ford’s guests to Aurora were put up in a local hotel, which has now confirmed that during the event it served: 33 000 bottles of wine, 3.3km of ciabatta, 120kg of caviar, four tons of strawberries, 18 tons of broccoli, 3780 poussin, 35 000 crayfish and 5 000 ducks. Man hours put in by the cooks came to more than 24 000.