There are some slick PR machines out there but Finsbury is certainly not one of them.Ringing an MM hack, the wannabe Max Clifford fell silent after the initial greeting then, after a lengthy pause, confessed she would have to ring back when she could remember who her client was. Clearly working on a blue-chip FTSE 100 account – in this case, Friends Provident – is not that inspiring. The annual Pendragon Professional Information Art of Pensions postcard competition surpassed itself this year by drawing in 1000 topical views on the current state of pensions. Congratulations go to Railways Pensions Management’s Gary Collinson for this award winner but Diary’s favourite has to be Steve Delo, Escher UK Asset Management’s Mr Men effort.”I used to play pool in my hockey days.” A confusing sports combo from Quill Communications’ Jo Stonier”That’s not yesterday’s make-up you’re wearing, is it?” Cartel’s Carl Wright, being as charming as ever to a MM hack. “I prefer Viz to Money Marketing at the moment, as I’d much rather read about two fat slags than the current pensions debate.” Talbot Insurance Services’ partner Howard Cook on his current choice of reading material”That was back in the days when 12m was a lot of money.” Scottish Widows’ Robert Wyllie on small change”Good news about 2012 Olympics. Will you be going or competing? I’m going to take up something like small bore rifle shooting or table tennis, where my age and lack of fitness won’t matter too much.” One Account’s Rob Davies”I’ve realised I’ve made a terrible mistake.” Thinc Destini’s chief executive Simon Chamberlain on the pressure of moving house.