Taylor Herring joint MD James Herring received a surprising email this week from someone in a 'terrible' situation.

'I'm getting married in less than three weeks and my £10,000 wedding fund has been seriously depleted by some hefty bills,' wailed a mystery bride-in-distress. 'Do you know of any celebrities that would like to help us out with a donation/loan?' The bride admitted that the request was 'outside of the box', but hoped some desperate celebs could use the good PR. Well, Big Brother is on at the moment ...

Strolling around Soho late one evening this week, Flack chanced upon the offices of Trimedia and was confronted by a massive CO2-generating computer screen displaying nothing more exciting than a few standard desktop items. Is this the same agency that was called in by the Government back in 2007 to help highlight the environmental harm caused by, er, CO2 emissions? ...

A PR chief draws Flack's attention to a press release on the Number Ten website, attributing this pithy quote to Gordon Brown: 'The great project of our generation, it seems to me, is to build for the first time out of a global ethic and our global ability to communicate and organise together, a truly global society, built on that ethic but with institutions that can serve that global society and make for a different future.' Just when we thought Obama had all the good lines ...

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