Threepipe's Jim Hawker has moaned about hordes of teenage girls hanging around outside his office.

Chris Wermann
Chris Wermann

Nothing to complain about you’d think, but sadly they are waiting for Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson, who happens to live next door. ‘Rather distracting when I am trying to work,’ emailed Hawker... Meanwhile, the micro-blogging phenomenon Twitter has been alive with PR tweets of late. Edelman CEO David Brain observed that ‘the PR recession has definitely hit London – The Wolseley was half empty for breakfast.’ But if you’re a busy CEO who is missing out, visit twit4hire.com and pay someone to Twitter for you.... Kellogg’s corporate comms director Chris Wermann (pictured) has donated his 14 foot motorboat to Reading Borough Council. Strange enough, but what is weirder is that the council has plonked it in the middle of a roundabout, apparently to replace its own worn out boat. Set sail for High Wycombe cap’n!... And remember how Barack Obama half-inched Bob the Builder’s catchphrase ‘Yes we can’? Now Four Communications has been appointed to handle the consumer PR for big Bob’s tenth anniversary celebrations. Finally, tan-in-a-tube expert St Tropez has hired Henry’s House and TCS. So, were they behind Chelsy Davy’s recent tangerine tan stunt, Flack wonders?


1 It appears that models, just like the rest of us, are facing tough times. How else do you explain why models stripped off, covered themselves in lettuce and had water thrown over them for 3 Monkeys’ campaign for Vitacress Salads? Glamour it ain’t.

2 And yet more pictures of semi-naked men. This time ‘The Snows’ are posing to raise awareness for The Prostate Cancer Charity. Presenter Jon Snow, his son Dan and cousin Peter will front an M&S campaign to highlight that the chance of prostate cancer dramatically increases if a close relative is diagnosed.

3 If you’re already bored with the gym, head down to Frank PR’s client Gymbox where you can pump people instead of dumbbells. The ‘human weights’ even come with an optional ‘motivation feature’, where they shout at you. The gym also has Boob Aerobics, Chav Fighting and The WAG Workout. 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in