Flack: No PR bail-out

Natasha Woolsey of the PRCA bumped into Alistair Darling on a train and asked how Labour would support PR. Darling, who had presumably read PRWeek's Top 150 report, said: 'I don't believe your industry needs our support.' No PR bail-out cash on the cards then ...

Men with iPhones are more attractive to women. Or maybe not. Confusion abounded at tech blog techcrunch after it received a release purporting to be from Phones 4u highlighting the sexual magnetism of iPhoners. But Phones 4u and its agency JCPR denied all knowledge of the 'factually incorrect' research. The firm's digital marketing agency StickyEyes eventually admitted responsibility, probably via an iPhone ...

After last week's volcano-induced travel woes, trusty social media have fingered the culprit. Step forward Ashley Clouder - or 'Ash Cloud' for short - of Headstream PR, who has been bombarded with tweets, emails and Facebook posts blaming her for the disaster. 'Ash Cloud causing havoc ... What? I'm just sitting at my desk,' she said. Sadly Val Caneho was unavailable for comment ...

Finally, the Daily Mail last week made great play of Nick Clegg adviser and former Sky anchorman Scott Chisholm's blunt edict to speak to TV viewers 'like they are ten-year-olds'. Where did he make this admission? Leaked briefing notes? A top secret meeting? No ... at a PRWeek seminar a few weeks ago ...

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