Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Indy and 40 thousand smackers

Over lunch a Derry Street habitué mentions that the Independent has been paying Freud Communications £40,000 a month as its PR guru; or nearly half a mill for a year's work. Yum yum. Money well spent I'd say.

However, the paper's deputy editor, sexy Adam Leigh, tweets me: "Now that truly is 24-carat cobblers".

14 comments:

lexplex_ said...

Gosh. I wish they'd pay me that much to do sweet bugger all.

Anonymous said...

Oh Madame, everyone knows you're a wheelbound cripple who has her meals delivered on wheels, courtesy of your local WRVS. You're like that crip in Rear Window with the binockers. How you get away with it is a wonder of the blogosphere.

Anonymous said...

Freud's have been doing a good spinning job if you think Adam Leigh is "sexy"....
Worth every penny

Madame Arcati said...

Well Freuds had a hand in finding Lebedev. And who couldn't fall for the hairy charms of Adam? Apparently he's into ... cruelty.

Anonymous said...

Sounds true to me !

veritas said...

Alexander Lebedev's website says it's true !

Madame Arcati said...

Veritas, do you have the link? Can't find it.

Anonymous said...

Rest assured Madame, this veritas has probably got the wrong end of the stick

Lady Godiva said...

40K is about right for Matthew Freud's personal attention. Since he has probably helped save the paper, you right to say money well spent. Leigh may want to check the books before he tweets. But it's possible Freud has given the Indy a discount.

Anonymous said...

I think I saw Leigh on the box the other night. He was umming and erring. He needs lessons in TV presentation.

veritas said...

Lebedev reports a Mirror piece that The Indy hires Freud and the price seems right. I've always know the right end of a stick!

http://www.alebedev.ru/eng/daytheme/index.php?en_news=8286

Anonymous said...

Adam Leigh genius sexy? not convinced, darling. Not Paxman sexy. Not even Andrew Marr sexy. But don't all newspaper boys like a "bit of cruelty"?

Madame Arcati said...

Yes it's true. Cruellas stalk the corridors.

Matt de Plouquenet said...

Kelner in as top kick with Mullin as second in command. A W-S on the board. Now pay me you buggers!