Flack: 'The PRWeek question'

With former News of the World editor Andy Coulson safely installed in Downing Street, Labour MP Tom Watson had some fun in the House of Commons last week.

He tabled a written question: 'To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what measures are in place to ensure voicemail accounts associated with mobile telephones issued to (a) ministers and (b) officials in (i) 10 Downing Street and (ii) the Cabinet Office cannot be accessed without appropriate authorisation.' When contacted by Flack, our pal Tom referred to this as 'the PRWeek question'. Indeed! ...

After attendees at last week's Sabre Awards gave up trying to understand its fiendishly complex programme, attention turned to some of the featured campaigns. Sniggers erupted when Turkish firm Koc Holding's 'Koc Fest' was announced. Kaizo MD Rhodri Harris pointed out the firm's chairman is Mustafa Koc. Come on, people: we're all adults ...

Celebrating PROs fell victim to the 'after party' bar's strict door policy. Cohn & Wolfe account director James Pieslak and senior consultant Tim Hoang were flattered to be asked for ID, while Eulogy's award was confiscated because it was 'an offensive weapon' ...

In related news, Flack expects no shortage of candidates for this intriguing job opportunity tweeted by Hanson Search: 'Digital PR director opportunity ... drinks experience preferable.' No shortage of that ...

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