Flack: Flack's Week

Modus Publicity has been under the cosh since last week's BBC documentary Who Gets the Best Jobs? exposed the agency's widespread use of unpaid internships.

As Modus boss Julian Vogel seemed to acknowledge, such unpaid gigs tend to favour the same old indentikit Arabellas and Henriettas, trust funds in tow. Puncturing this uniformity, Flack was this week delighted to receive an invite to 'an evening of fashion, beauty and diversity' at the National Portrait Gallery. From, er, Modus Publicity ...

The latest MPs' register of ministerial interests emerged this week, containing many a nugget about our politicians' personal interests. It reveals that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's wife, Sally Low, is managing director of Low Associates, a PR company that lists several major food and health-related companies as clients. Meanwhile, Conservative chief whip Patrick McLaughlin dutifully states that his son is employed by 'Fleischmann Hilliard (a PR agency)'. Get it right, Dad! ...

Finally, calling all competition fans: Kindred MD Nick Mustoe is a keen racehorse-trainer with an unnamed horse in his stable and is looking to Flack's creative readers for some much-needed help in naming it. If you have a suggestion, check the rules on how to name a racehorse, then email Flack. The winner will be awarded a bottle of fizz ...

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