Flack: Eleanor Rigby, thrown popcorn, CIPR Pride Awards, and Hypnotism..

Idea Generation hit the news last week when it put up for auction an accounts register from Liverpool City Hospital that revealed a lady by the name of Eleanor Rigby worked there as a scullery maid. The agency tells us it got the idea from none other than Paul McCartney himself...

PRWeek was invited along to a drinks party with the mighty Bell Pottinger last week, where we were 'treated' to a short film about the agency's annual highlights. However, the PR heavyweights descended into teenage behaviour when Good Relations MD Teresa-Anne Dunleavy started throwing popcorn and Bell Pottinger Public Affairs chairman Peter Bingle was the rowdiest on the back row...

Talking of rowdiness, the CIPR Pride Awards are in full swing. In Newcastle, CIPR's Steve Miller led a rousing rendition of Robbie Williams' Angels and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in the hotel bar. And in Cardiff, ten of Quadrant's PR girls attracted attention on the dance floor with a very well-rehearsed routine...

Quite Great Communications is working with Australian hypnotist Rick Collingwood, supposedly 'the World's Greatest Hypnotist'. During a brainstorming session, he hypnotized the entire office, apparently. They are even considering using Collingwood as a full-time consultant. 'Look into my eyes, don't look around the eyes, this is great press coverage...'

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