Slip ups..

Early reports suggest that party conference season is heading for a bloodbath. The Lib Dems' event featured a scuffle between former comms chief Mark Littlewood and tubby Torbay MP Adrian Sanders, who apparently forced the PR man to the ground with the immortal line: 'That's my fucking majority you're talking about'...

And if numerous newspaper reports are to be believed, Labour is reeling from the decision by Bell Pottinger Public Affairs chairman Peter Bingle to hold his annual schmooze-fest - sorry, champagne reception - at the Tory conference for the first time in years. But Flack has seen this story pop up umpteen times now. Surely it's not just a clever PR ruse?...

To this Monday's CIPR Excellence Awards Diamond Dinner. Not only did Blue Rubicon agency partner Chris Jones fall to his hands and knees on his way to collect an award, but CIPR president Elisabeth Lewis-Jones also fell down the stairs after her opening speech. Here's a pic of Lewis-Jones taken back in January, carefully negotiating a similar staircase. Easy does it, Lis!...

PRWeek's footballing contingent came third in last week's tournament, brilliantly organised by Edelman, losing out to Fishburn Hedges FC, who went on to take home the cup. Ecstatic FH captain Paul Raeburn gushed: 'We were delighted with the trophy, not least because you can never get enough tacky plastic.'

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