His lunch partner was none other than DJ Collins, Google's head of corporate comms and long-time adviser to the elder Miliband brother ... Earlier, there had been PR confusion at the Labour bash when Tory Jo Tanner, director of iNHouse PR, had bumped into Jo Tanner, formerly of FTA and key member of Andy Burnham's leadership campaign. Flack can only imagine the chaos later at the drunken fringe parties ... Talking of binge drinking, who was the lobbyist Flack spotted at 2am in the Labour conference bar having just lost an important folder while under the influence? 'I never found it,' he told us the next day. 'I will have to assume it is either in a bin somewhere or limbering up to appear on the front page of the Daily Mail.' Perhaps it's a good job that the lobbyist in question is moving to a new in-house role ... To get away from politico nonsense, we had to travel to Paris, where Bite recently opened an office. The tech PR agency's name closely resembles the French word Bitte, a slang word for penis. Ooh la la! So the gallic outpost was hastily rebranded as Soundbite. MD Kath Pooley confided in Flack: 'Soundbite perfectly reflects our raison d'etre ... and avoids upsetting the locals!'
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