During a panel debate, Davies called the relationship between PR and journalism 'a toxic chemistry', with the comms industry exploiting 'the inherent, pathetic structural weaknesses of the way Fleet Street works'. All fair points, unless you stop to consider his appearance - next to a signed pile of his books, ready to flog - at a PR schmooze-a-thon.
As our own editor Danny Rogers countered, on the panel: 'His book was released on a Sunday for a Monday, he's on the Today programme, he does a series of events. And then there's the classic technique, the study from Cardiff University, to back up his claims.'
Sounds like there's a job waiting in PR, Nick.