This week the Diary mourns the imminent departure of a PR legend:
Jeremy Weinberg, IPR public relations manager.
The ebullient Weinberg, is leaving at the end of July for a return visit
to his native Australia. Long term he says he is ’considering his
A true professional, Weinberg has given the world of public relations
some of its most memorable moments. Who can forget his whip-wielding
slave auctioneer turn at the Two-Ten slave auction? Or that
characteristically candid quote in the Guardian Diary which raised the
comment: ’It could almost make you like PRs’? Or even the Easy
Rider-esque pose aboard the IPR-branded 50cc Piaggio scooter?
Weinberg, who came to the IPR in 1995 to do four weeks’ work and never
left, admits with a discernible tremor, that he’ll miss the PR
’One of the really nice things about being at the IPR has been feeling
part of the industry and knowing a lot of what’s going on. I’ll miss
And it’ll miss him.