DIARY: Vertically challenged groom gives best man’s invites short shrift

Graham McMillan, public affairs manager at Fishburn Hedges may end up wishing he has fewer friends in PR and marketing. Not only is he marrying a PR girl, Fiona Stratford, an account director at Cohn and Wolfe, next month, but his best man, marketing consultant Nik Myers, has issued invitations to the stag weekend in the form of a mock marketing pitch promoting the vertically challenged McMillan.

Graham McMillan, public affairs manager at Fishburn Hedges may end

up wishing he has fewer friends in PR and marketing. Not only is he

marrying a PR girl, Fiona Stratford, an account director at Cohn and

Wolfe, next month, but his best man, marketing consultant Nik Myers, has

issued invitations to the stag weekend in the form of a mock marketing

pitch promoting the vertically challenged McMillan.



The invitations are entitled ’Dwarfstag II, Get Shorty’. The description

of McMillan is hardly enticing: ’It should be noted that the product in

this case has several fatal flaws and might perhaps be rebranded or even

discontinued in the longer term,’ says the invite.



Myers then recommends a programme structure of ’radical self and alcohol

abuse’ including armoured personnel carrier driving and a pub crawl in

Stratford-upon-Avon.



Among the so-called ’campaign team’ - those attending the weekend - are

familiar faces Nick De Luca, director at APCO UK, Patrick Kerr, director

of communications at London First and Simon Gentry, SmithKline Beecham’s

UK government affairs manager.



’I never liked Nik in the first place. My mum forced me to choose him as

my best man,’ jokes McMillan.



I hope he makes it to the wedding intact.



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