Scene & Erred: Unity gets Ab Fab, Palm PR learns the secret of success, Tibetans lose mountain

Some may hold her responsible for PR being seen as a procession of parties, platitudes and pouting, but there's no doubt Joanna Lumley is still Absolutely Fabulous.

Joanna Lumley: possibly not helping to professionalise the industry
Joanna Lumley: possibly not helping to professionalise the industry

Clearly fondly remembering the high life, she returned to the fray with Unity for an M&S sustainability launch. Word on the street is the agency office has been echoing to the sounds of "dahling", "sweetie" and air kisses ever since...

Palm PR discovered the key to business success when Dragons' Den’s Piers Linney dropped in recently, and it is this; surround yourself with as much unnecessary technology as possible. S&E can only marvel at the gadgets lined up in front of Linney, centre, and speculate whether he carries it all around with him, and, if so, whether – being loaded – he opts for unflashy but economical rechargeable AA batteries or goes all out with the disposables. The mind boggles...

Do not let that slightly unsteady pose and nervous grin fool you – when it comes to the slopes Cirkle chairman Caroline Kinsey is a master. Getting away from it all recently, she headed to Austria where she completed the Ski 4 Cancer Mount Everest Challenge, spending more than four hours on the piste in the process. All well and good, yet S&E can’t help but think another charity effort may be needed if you can now ski Mount Everest in Austria – ‘Fundraising 4 Tibetans Trying 2 Get Their Mountain Back', anyone? 

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