The Outside Organisation, run by Alan Edwards, didn't take too kindly to being called 'self-styled heavyweight PR types' by The Guardian's Media Monkey, in a snippet about Big Brother this week.

It sent a tweet to Channel 4's head of press and publicity Matt Baker stating: 'For people who proclaim that the show is over, The Guardian write an awful lot about BB don't they?'...

Another spat of note this week involved Bell Pottinger's Peter Bingle and the influential blogger Guido Fawkes. After Guido followed up prweek.com's news that Bell Pottinger had cancelled its champagne reception at the Tory conference, Bingle bravely commented: 'I will still be around long after Guido has moved on to pastures new.' Suffice to say, the Damain McBride-slaying blogger wasn't amused...

Little Chef's PR team came in for a bit of stick this week on the Lost in Showbiz blog. A press release had trumpeted plans to slim down 'Fat Charlie' - the brand's 'iconic' figurehead. A catalogue of greengrocers' apostrophes and typos was bad enough, but it was the claims that angry customers 'revolted' over the plans that caused the most consternation...

The Met Office press team has kept a low profile of late, since it was slated over predictions of a glorious 'barbecue summer'. PRWeek found the usually helpful chief press officer strangely unresponsive - we can only presume he is busy flipping burgers somewhere.

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