Diary: It’s a publicity stunt, Jim, but not as we know it

It’s graduate recruitment season, and many young folk taking their first PR baby steps might be happy with drafting a press release and making the coffee. But not University of Nottingham maths graduate Steve Harris.

It’s graduate recruitment season, and many young folk taking their

first PR baby steps might be happy with drafting a press release and

making the coffee. But not University of Nottingham maths graduate Steve

Harris.



He joined Mission 21 a fortnight ago, and since then he has celebrated

his 22nd birthday, communicated with aliens and become a crop circle

expert.



The latter two acts were in aid of client the Science Museum, and its

Star Trek exhibition. Harris was tasked with sending a message to any

passing extra-terrestrials to say they were welcome at the exhibition,

but to please avoid landing their spacecraft on the Science Museum’s

roof.



Harris then had three days to research crop circles and find out how to

make one. He set forth with ’some string, two stakes and a garden

roller’, and proceeded to create a crop circle ad for the

exhibition.



With such excitement in the PR world, the Diary fears that Harris’

mother, who ’still thinks I want to be an accountant and move back to

Wales’, is in for a big disappointment.



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