Flack: What a job..

It's a small world. Especially for Outside Organisation's Alan Edwards when he attended a celeb auction during London Fashion Week. The leading celebrity PR man, who in a recent PRWeek profile asserted he'd 'contributed to the creation of Brand Beckham', bid £3,000 and won... a meet-and-greet with the Beckhams. The lengths to which some agencies will go to get some face time...

A recent article in Management Today provided a jarring insight into the PRO's position in the career food chain. Bemoaning the effects of the credit crunch, Douglas & Gordon estate agents MD Ivor Dickinson said: 'Good people are not seeing commission, so they are going to other jobs, like PR.' PR as a depository for failed estate agents? - that's the last thing we need...

An even less convincing career change comes to us from Inverness. Colin McGregor - the older brother of actor Ewan, no less - is leaving PR firm Tartan Silk to go back to his first love, flying planes for Eastern Airways. We guess he didn't read last week's 'airline industry in crisis' splash then?...

And finally, confusion reaches us from Media House International. Chairman Jack Irvine responded to last week's tech story on Philips' intimate massager by enquiring where you 'stick it'. 'It looks a bit bulky to shove up your bum and there appear to be no obvious openings,' he queries. 'Can you give us a clue?' Are you really that desperate, Jack?

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