Flack

1. Finn Communications' Laura Thompson had to get in the festive spirit early while cooking up Christmas puds with Celebrity Masterchef 2010 winner Lisa Faulkner last Friday. The agency is preparing a campaign for Matthew Walker Christmas puddings. Flack is convinced there's a 'cracking pair'-type gag in here somewhere, but is too proud to search for it ...

2. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile for clients. And sometimes you have to go an extra 2,000. The tireless Mere PR team in Cheshire managed - and took part in - a 2,000 mile charity bike ride for client Cash Generator in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Tour de Cash Generator has raised £50k so far ...

3. Another PRO preparing for life in the saddle is Lucre account manager Kimberley Nanson, who is setting off on a charity ride across southern Africa in the first week of October. 'Lucre hadn't had a marathon, cake sale or bike ride in a while so I thought I'd rectify the situation,' said Nanson.

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