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Thinking outside the box

It is a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Brokerman!

A Lancashire IFA has hired its very own Superman, Clark Kent, to rid the people of Preston of their financial worries. Morecambe-based Kent, 34, mustered all his super powers to land the job at Preston commercial insurance broker Taylor Patterson. Unfortunately when this Lancashire IFA comes out of the telephone box he remains a Lancashire IFA.”I’m not a fat cat, I’m a chubby cat.”

Scottish Life head of pensions Steve Bee”I managed not to pop with excitement when I spotted Marc Almond – bit of a hero – on my flight back to Glasgow.”

Bright Grey’s Nicki Lundy”Not at all the sort of cartoon I would have expected from the FSA. Have they hired Max Clifford?”

John Charcol’s Ray Boulger on the new FSA’s Mortgages Laid Bare website featuring naked cartoon characters”I have no idea on the big hanky – perhaps an emergency festival bandana.”

Wesleyan’s Rebecca Perry on the firm’s napkin dinner invitation”I used to believe that octopuses weren’t real, you know like sea horses.”

Lansons PR Lisa Fulwell


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Directive line

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