Agency staff refused entry to St James’s Palace gala for “turning up in jeans”

Creative folks are often scruffily dressed – call it an informal uniform – but it can work against them. Last night at the Advertising Week Europe opening gala at St James’s Palace, guests from some agencies were apparently turned away as they weren’t smart enough for the royal residence.

In his blog for LIVE@AdvertisingWeek, Weve’s commercial director Nigel Clarkson noted that “some ruffians from Agencyland were turned away for turning up in jeans” when he arrived at the gala.