Flack: Andy Coulson, The Onion, Jake Humphrey

PRCA folk found themselves the subject of unwanted attention at a recent drinks bash.

Flack: The secret to social engagement?
Flack: The secret to social engagement?

It seems a suspicious bouncer took it upon themselves to start searching bags after erroneous suggestions that a bottle of Jack Daniel's had been snaffled away. Flack denies all knowledge but remains glad the venue had a back window open ...

After wrongly being thanked on Twitter by the BBC's Jake Humphrey for his summer clobber, PrettyGreen - the agency, not the clothes label - swiftly sent a tweet back in correction. Except that along with the correction was a nifty picture of account director Jack Swallow in an outfit plastered with images of the F1 aficionado. The result? The agency's most retweeted message and a thumbs up from Humphrey himself. It should start its own range ...


Spotted lunching in The Delaunay last week: erstwhile Number 10 director of comms Andy Coulson. Flack was too busy stuffing its own face to clock what he ordered, but is confident that he had a lot on his plate ...

Hill + Knowlton Strategies found itself the subject of parody website The Onion in a video that claimed the firm was advising the US to cut ties with the state of Alabama. A comment from the firm stated that it was entirely fictitious and it had no involvement in the study about the US state. Deliciously deadpan or corporate humourlessness? You decide ... (view the video)

Flack is well aware Vogue supremo Anna Wintour is an avid reader so it will issue one warning only - stay back, this idea has got Hope&Glory's patent all over it.

Answering the need no-one knew they had, the agency created the Christian Louboutin mobile phone for client O2 to promote its phone recycling scheme. It's one way to stamp out cold calling ...

Rappers are getting younger and younger these days ... oh wait, it turns out this isn't the latest example of hip-hop extravagance.

It's ten-week-old James McKeown, who decided it was time to overthrow his father Gary as chairman of the CIPR in Northern Ireland. Flack knows a youngster made for the cut and thrust of the PR industry when it sees one ...

As part of fundraising for a hospice charity, Cheltenham-based Target PR braved icy conditions to release 150 balloons in an effort to see which went furthest.

The winner made it as far as Warwickshire, proving PROs can put hot air to good use when they need to.

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