Flack's week: Outside Organisation, Superbad lookalike and House PR flogs car

David Bowie may be a musical chameleon capable of setting the music industry alight after ten years of silence, but it turns out that he also sets a mean deadline.

Bowie: New single release
Bowie: New single release

Spare a thought for The Outside Organisation's Julian Stockton, who suppressed a yawn long enough to tell The Times that Bowie's new single Where Are We Now? took even the agency by surprise, with Stockton in the office at 4am 'waiting to hear a single that I had to write a press release for by 5am' to get on Radio 4 that morning ...

Are internal comms people sadists or masochists? At least one of them is a fantasist, judging by the rather seedy Twitter account @fiftyshadesofIC paying homage to the infamous book, which is making Flack somewhat uneasy.

Sample tweets include: 'Alison wondered if a multiple orgasm could ever match the feeling of receiving six likes on the CEO's Sharepoint blog' and '2012 reached a climax with an orgy of IC pros gathering for a steamy night of engagement' ...

House PR head honcho Rich Turner has been making some major life decisions lately. With a baby on the way in three months, he has decided to sell his pride and joy, a 12-year-old Porsche Carrera. 'It was upsetting, but I knew I was doing the right thing,' he told Flack. Never mind, you'll be able to buy a posh pram with all that cash, Rich ...

The glamour of the Consumer Electronics Show attracted celebs Rev Run and Jonah Hill.

Wait, what's this? Apparently, it wasn't the real Jonah Hill, but his doppelganger, Chris Pappas, an executive at Hotwire PR. Let's hope his networking wasn't Superbad. Ahem.

Ah, the things we do for pantomime. Di Burton, MD of Cicada Communications and CIPR trainer, used all the tricks in her PR bag to raise more than magic beans for Harrogate Theatre, where she sits on the board.

Did she manage to raise some money? Wait for it ... oh yes she did!

The age that we live in: phones that let you surf the web to your heart's content, international travel at the drop of a hat, astronauts rocking super-fly trainers. Eh?

Sister partnered with client The Crown Estate for the London Collections: Men show, which may or may not have challenged scientific credibility. Who cares when the mannequins are sporting such slick sneakers.

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