Flack: Weird accounts, Twitter, Brides-2-B and PRWeek front pics!

Weird account win of the week: Pittilla PR has won a brief for Sambro International to promote its new Thumb Wrestling Federation range of toys. They are going to be 'the craze for 2009', apparently. There was us thinking we just needed our thumbs...

Think you can pitch succinctly? How about keeping it to 140 characters? The editor of BusinessZone.co.uk is so frustrated by bad PR pitches that for two days this week he only accepted pitches on Twitter. 'A key skill of PR is writing punchy, catchy copy that draws the journalist in, so what better place to do that than on Twitter?' said Dan Martin. 'If this two-day experiment works, I may well extend it and say goodbye to having to clean out my inbox and listen to irrelevant voicemail messages on a daily basis'...

The stereotype of the PR girl with the huge rock on her finger may be true after all. USP Content's Pam Sharpless has found there are so many women in PR currently engaged, she is setting up her own Brides-2-B networking club. Only those with sparklers need apply...

There may be a recession on and agencies slashing jobs left right and centre, but who says PRWeek only delivers bad news? Microsoft's new vice president corporate comms Simon Sproule's father called us this week asking for a copy of the issue with 'his son on the front' because he could not find it in the shops. Aww...

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