Flack: PR networking evening

At PRWeek's inaugural women in PR networking evening in association with Cirkle, Flack witnessed the formation of an exciting new partnership. Carolan Davidge of Cancer Research UK and Funny Women's Lynne Parker were deep in conversation about a potential tie-up. However, it is yet to be confirmed that the two will join forces by having comediennes run alongside Race For Life competitors shouting jokes, drill-sergeant style, to get them through the charity's 5km ordeal ...

Post-Valentine's day, love is still in the air at Shine Communications as the agency awaits its first 'in-house' wedding. Creative director Zac Schwarz proposed to account director Laura Burch during a romantic break to Lake Geneva. Schwarz was keen to point out that his ski-related concussion was nothing to do with his bride-to-be's reaction to him popping the question ...

Talking of young love, Waitrose this week issued a press release informing the world of its attempt to woo environmentally conscious consumers of an amorous persuasion. With impressive commitment to its upmarket reputation, the supermarket is to launch the country's first Fairtrade condoms. Buyer Siobhan Bowie provided the rather Freudian comment: 'We have come a long way since the days of people thinking fair trade is just about bananas'. Stop sniggering at the back.

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