Media Bitch's diary from Media360

This week Bitch not only meets Will Smith, but also spends two days at Media360 sharing more than a few glasses of Pinot Grigio with the industry's top media agencies, clients and media owners, while admiring the planes from the windows of the T5 Hilton hotel.

Spot the superstar: Will Smith, Yahoo's James Wildman and Josh Brolin
Spot the superstar: Will Smith, Yahoo's James Wildman and Josh Brolin

Big Willie Style
This girl hears, from one of her sources, that Yahoo was party to some Big Wilie action yesterday, with a visit from Hollywood's Will Smith, star of 'Men in Black 3', who toured the firm's London HQ on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Along with fellow Hollywood star Josh Brolin, the pair toured the Yahoo office on Shaftesbury Avenue in the capital where they were, no doubt, starstruck to meet managing director and vice president of sales James Wildman and head of trade marketing Jo Tomlin (who Bitch hears had "played" Will Smith in the dress rehearsal for the event).

Rumours that Wildman had dived down the gym to buff himself up for the occasion remain wildly exaggerated. One thing that didn't remain exaggerated was that then Tomlin had to hot foot it to T5 to be involved in putting up the stand for Yahoo at Media360 - what a trooper!

A ride on the Media360 chopper

Well Bitch hasn't quite joined the mile high club (let's face it, she got her membership quite some time ago), but she has been with you rather badly behaved media types at Media360 at Terminal 5 Heathrow. Yes poppets, she promises that it will be more exotic next year (possibly abroad if she can get it past the top brass).

But moving on, she was rather impressed (once again) by the dash that the head of advertising at Dennis Publishing's The Week, David Weeks cut at the gala dinner but, frankly, was more impressed by his chopper.

David Weeks

The raffish rogue had only driven down to Terminal 5 on his beloved Harley Davidson, which was a bit battered and bruised (like everyone else this morning), but had also managed to get two changes of suit on the back of the bike for the gala dinner – Bitch wasn't girl enough to ask if he dresses to the left, or the right.
Wonder Woman
And here's a big shout out to one of Bitch's sisters, the effervescent Kathleen Saxton, media exec (PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi) who won't thank this girl for pointing out that she's reached a milestone recently.

Yes, the glamorous Saxton is 21 again (OK, we're not fooling anyone; she's...shock horror, 40!)

Any of you little troupers that know her well enough, might be glad to hear that she's having a few drinks at that favoured media haunt Kettner's a bit later this evening (that is bound to spill out into Charlotte Street).

Kathleen Saxton

The gorgeous Ms Saxton recently ran the marathon for charity in a Wonder Woman costume (something that got the media boys a bit hot under the collar), so is an all-round sweetie.

Congratulations darling, you don't look a day over 39 (until tonight). From 6.30 darlings...

See you on Charlotte Street later my little Champagne types.

Bitch xxx

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