Media Intelligence Partners, the somewhat shadowy lobbying firm run by ex-Tory press chief Nick Wood, has – ironically – launched a ‘profile management’ arm to service publicity-hungy individuals.
Browsing the website, its top client appears to be Harry Cole, news editor of Guido Fawkes blog. The blogging supremo describes himself as: ‘Never knowingly on message.’
Nice line. But who is the Guido news chief styling himself on?
Right-wing lobbyist Peter Bingle was recently euphemistically described in The Independent as a ‘veteran handshaker’. But he is best known in the PR industry by a phrase I coined in 2008 in recognition of his wooing of contacts in West End restaurants:
‘Never knowingly under-lunched’
Meanwhile, left-wing Mirror hack Paul Routledge – the John Prescott of political journalism – used to enjoy the following fighting talk above his columns:
‘He’s OFF message and ON the warpath.’
Case closed. What a terrifying combo! No wonder Her Majesty’s Press Corp decided not give a lobby pass to our Harry…