Flack: Flack's Week

Ever get the feeling at an event that you've lost the room?

Chatham House rules forbid Flack from naming names, but one attendee at the CIPR Corporate and Financial Group annual dinner didn't win many friends with a bizarre haranguing of the respected guest speaker. After the comms head's speech, one guest took him to task with an aggressive and confused tirade for having the temerity to offer an opinion on the St Paul's Cathedral affair. We're all agreed, some opinions really should be kept to yourself ...

Boris Johnson's comms chief Guto Harri is tackling a 10k assault course in aid of prostate cancer. Harri's brief prediction was 'it will hurt', but after dealing with Boris for three years, a few rope bridges and a bit of mud should be a doddle ...

Word reaches Flack of former 3 Monkeys joint MD Annabel Dunstan's newly's unveiled agency Gain and Retain. 'A PR agency or a muscle supplement?' one wag quipped ...

Finally, a nice touch of humility from PRWeek's Communicator of the Year, Blackpool FC boss Ian Holloway. He wrote of being 'honoured' to win the award in his weekend column in the Mirror, adding: 'Many people take the ability to communicate for granted. But I've three daughters who were born deaf because of a genetic family problem. So I appreciate how lucky I am to be able to convey my feelings through the spoken word. So I would like to dedicate the award to Chloe, Eve and Harriet. I love being your dad.' Ahhh. Congratulations again, Ollie ...

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