Flack: Flack's Week

Recession? What recession? Accounts from Finsbury and Freuds were filed at Companies House last week.

Predictably, the nation's hacks were interested in only one thing - the size of Messrs Rudd and Freud's wallets. Finsbury boss Roland Rudd saw his annual income plummet by £150,000 to a mere £3m, while Matthew Freud bagged himself £2.3m, thanks to a 34 per cent profit rise. The weight of those wallets must make phone calls with the aforementioned hacks that little bit more bearable ... Flack has been enjoying the recent catfight between the PRCA and CIPR. It seems some PROs are especially concerned about how the PRCA got hold of their email addresses to announce its foray into individual memberships. Hands up who's been selling email lists ... Staying on the subject, one mole following the ongoing saga is keen for Flack to note that the PRCA launched its new plans on 5 October 2011. The date marked Jane Wilson's one-year anniversary as CEO of the CIPR. Who'd have thunk it? ... In other news, Flack was getting concerned for the welfare of Pretty Green founder Mark Stringer this week after he tweeted that he was 'currently still homeless'. After a day's silence, Stringer ended confusion that he was out on his ear: 'Professionally homeless, not personally.' Turns out he was talking about the agency's office move. What an attention seeker ...

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