'Each country heat would be staged as a pageant involving local celebs and a senior religious leader,' said Borkowski, who declined the offer as he doubted 20 virgins could be found in each capital city. 'It's not unusual to pick up these ideas from a deluded ad agency,' he added knowingly ... 3 Monkeys chairman and former Lexis co-founder Bill Jones had his 60th birthday in Oxford last week, attended by Lexis' old guard, including co-founder Tim Adams - now Consolidated chairman - and former CEO Margot Raggett. Their original receptionist Wendy revealed Lexis' early success was down to her interest in numerology - with eights being sought out. 'The Lexis phone number still ends 6488 and Lexis is at 8 Bolsover Street,' she was overheard saying. And we thought seven was the traditional 'lucky number' ... Nestle got a kicking last week when a viral hit the web. It sees the Nespresso sign drop on to brand ambassador George Clooney as part of a campaign launched by the NGO Solidar Suisse to urge Nestle to include Fairtrade coffee in its range. Bit of a backward step for the brand after it made a song and dance in the media about taking KitKat Fairtrade last year?
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The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home and will reconvene tomorrow morning for a seventh day of deliberations.
Fishburn's management has defended its reinvention of the 23-year-old agency amid industry mutterings, fed by a series of director-level departures, about the direction in which it is going.
The tourist board for the New England region in the US is on the lookout for communications support as it tries to lure more British visitors.