Friday, 28 July 2017

Telcos whack their way to WCA glory

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 02 December 16

London's biggest, poshest tent played host this week to a star-studded telecoms awards ceremony, replete with double entendres and gangland undertones.

Total Telecom's 18th annual World Communication Awards took a turn for the slightly sinister this year, when one of our esteemed judges warned that most of the audience was going to get whacked. "That's business," said Janet Watkin, CEO of customer experience analysis firm Ocean82, and now Don of the WCA, which is henceforth known as the capofamiglia of telecoms award ceremonies. Fortunately, Watkin meant "whacked" in the sense of being out-competed at the awards by a rival, rather than being taken from the WCA venue – which this year was the surprisingly warm Supernova tent on London's Victoria Embankment – given a fetching pair of concrete slippers, and tossed in the Thames…

Total Telecom's 18th annual World Communication Awards took a turn for the slightly sinister this year, when one of our esteemed judges warned that most of the audience was going to get whacked. "That's business," said Janet Watkin, CEO of customer experience analysis firm Ocean82, and now Don of the WCA, which is henceforth known as the capofamiglia of telecoms award ceremonies. Fortunately, Watkin meant "whacked" in the sense of being out-competed at the awards by a rival, rather than being taken from the WCA venue – which this year was the surprisingly warm Supernova tent on London's Victoria Embankment – given a fetching pair of concrete slippers, and tossed in the Thames…

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