Graham McMillan, public affairs manager at Fishburn Hedges may end
up wishing he has fewer friends in PR and marketing. Not only is he
marrying a PR girl, Fiona Stratford, an account director at Cohn and
Wolfe, next month, but his best man, marketing consultant Nik Myers, has
issued invitations to the stag weekend in the form of a mock marketing
pitch promoting the vertically challenged McMillan.
The invitations are entitled ’Dwarfstag II, Get Shorty’. The description
of McMillan is hardly enticing: ’It should be noted that the product in
this case has several fatal flaws and might perhaps be rebranded or even
discontinued in the longer term,’ says the invite.
Myers then recommends a programme structure of ’radical self and alcohol
abuse’ including armoured personnel carrier driving and a pub crawl in
Among the so-called ’campaign team’ - those attending the weekend - are
familiar faces Nick De Luca, director at APCO UK, Patrick Kerr, director
of communications at London First and Simon Gentry, SmithKline Beecham’s
UK government affairs manager.
’I never liked Nik in the first place. My mum forced me to choose him as
my best man,’ jokes McMillan.
I hope he makes it to the wedding intact.