Yes, 30 tech PR experts will be walking barefoot over 20ft of hot coals in June, to raise £3,000 for KIDS (kids.org.uk). 'We would love to add a few to our numbers and wondered if there were any willing volunteers from PRWeek?' asked account co-ordinator Zaira Puddephatt, a tad optimistically ... PRWeek's highly anticipated grudge football match against Brands2Life last week ended in a shock 6-2 win for the well-drilled PR agency. At least one PRWeek staffer, however, was reported limping the next day because of Brands2Life co-founder Giles Fraser's occasional tendency to play the ball and the man ... Slam PR senior account manager Chris Dolan suffered interrogation training on a Survival Challenge run by former members of the special forces. Not only did Dolan learn how to live off the land, he was also blindfolded and subjected to 'torture training'. Most horrifying of all were the sleeping arrangements. 'There were more people than sleeping bags so many people ended up spooning,' reported Dolan ... Jimi Hendrix, Muse, the Manics; the next in that illustrious line-up to rock the Isle of Wight Festival is NEC Group external relations manager Deborah Hodgson. She will be performing her 'bohemian 60s hippie-type' music at the Big Top stage.
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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 have defended their 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.
EasyJet aimed to break the world record for the highest ever theatrical performance for Shakespeare's 450th birthday yesterday with the Reduced Shakespeare Company performing on a flight from Gatwick to Verona.
Senior executives from IBM, Nestlé, Vedanta, GE, Cargill, Philips and Allianz will be among the speakers at PRWeek's first Global Congress.