Flack: Flack's week

The PRCA annual general meeting last Wednesday saw a guest speaker slot from Lord Bell (pictured).

Reflecting on his PRCA fellowship, the Chime boss commented: 'If you refuse to join a body for long enough, they make you a fellow in the end.' The mischievous Lord then turned his attention to pregnant women. 'Some men think women don't look nice when they're pregnant - well I think they look lovely,' he said with a twinkle in his eye. He's still got it, folks ...

Has BP made an audacious capture of the domain name 'BPCares.com'? Er, no actually. We only asked after a naughty email from an anonymous tipster claimed BP would use it to 'battle the falsehoods by the media and eco-sensitive strain'. 'Nonsense,' said BP press officer Toby Odone. 'It's a prank, or he's trying to sell us the domain name.' It did seem a bit far-fetched for the oil giant - whatever next? BPplugsholesquickly.com?...

When the Audit Commission's former director of comms David Walker furiously claimed that the suggestion the body had as many as 48 comms staff was dug up from some 'half remembered report', PRWeek gladly corrected him that it was in fact provided by one of his own press officers. That seemed to be that, but then the dispute somehow leapt to the pages of The Sun, which dubbed the 48 staff 'spin doctors'. 'Comms staff are not "spin doctors",' a now-infuriated Walker hit back. Good luck convincing the tabloids on that one, Dave!

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