Hewlett Packard has been caught trying to wing its way back into the good favour of the T3 Awards panel, after being left off this year’s shortlist.
An internal email from PR agency Edelman – accidentally emailed to journalists – revealed HP is a tad put out about not being included on the list of nominees at the gadget awards bash.
It seems that HP thought it would get an award for the mantlepiece but was removed from the running for some reason.
Edelman is now asking event organisers for a couple of quid off their table booking fee – that or getting HP’s name back on the roll call.
The email said about the awards: “Following HP’s removal from shortlist at T3 Awards, Edelman to speak to T3 about reducing the price of HP’s table or enquiring into the possibility of re entering HP onto the shortlist for the Awards.”
Edelman was also concerned about Sky 1 TV show Project Runway, which Hewlett Packard has sponsored in the past. The email read: “Edelman to confirm if and what channel/date Project Runway will air in the UK so that a press release can be distributed”.
A fashion journalist commented, to TechEye, on Project Runway: “In blunt terms, it’s s***. It’s just another TV show which aims to make money seemingly promoting the fashion industry. Once the “recruits” have gone through their paces and embarrassed on air, the likelyhood that they’ll get anywhere after the show is small.”
EyeSpy - We notice HP is holding an event at Shoreditch house. We presume we are on the guestlist.