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Flight of fancy comes to a head Out of context

“You know I am a Stalinist at heart.” – ABI head of pensions Joanne Segars.

“The VPL is taking longer than expected.” – Head of PR Jo Gilbey discussing the development of Skandia’s new virtual press office (VPO) with IFAP’s David Elms.

“We are getting the IFP helipad converted into a tennis court just like Andre and Steffi.” – IFP chief executive Nick Cann.

“You wouldn’t want to end your days slipping on some ice and impaling yourself on a Lifesearch award.” – Advertising guru Lucian Camp to MM editor.

“Any chance that you can help me get the word frottage into MM? I stand to win a night of curry and beer if I can manage it. It is actually relevant as I’m pretty sure I was the victim of frottage on the Tube this morning.” – Richard Hurst of RCH Communications.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor James Phillipps, email: or tel: 0207 943 8035


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