Guests were given a replica Diamond brooch, following the name of the award taken from that of Frances Gerety, who coined the slogan 'a Diamond is Forever'.

On entering the villa one of the guests, Zoë Red of Creatives for Climate chose a slightly different brooch, which meant she was the winner of a special prize of a weekend getaway to visit one of the cities where Gerety held judging sessions in 2022.

Before the party kicked off, Gerety co-founder Lucía Ongay interviewed Annalise Valentino, creative / producer hybrid based in London at Brave Spark Creative Studio, and Emma McKernan, creative based in Belfast, who is working for PR & Content agency Smarts.

Both Brave Spark and Smarts are agencies within MSQ that partnered with Gerety for the 2022 barbeque. Gerety Talks live in Cannes at the Diamonds are forever party.

Individuals are encouraged to view the full shortlist on Gerety's website. 

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