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Richard Finny

Marketeer to torture the greedy

THINGS around town were a bit orderly when that dandy marketing man Richard Finny retreated to his native New Zealand for a while.

Tuesday, 17 May, 1994, 12:00am

10 out of 10 for anniversary idea

GOT cornered by Richard Finny at a cocktail party last night, and all the garrulous Kiwi wanted to talk about was Someplace Else (which is usually where one wants to go when Finny is about!).

10 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Sorry, what was that you said, Mrs Finny?

THE computer might have been amused, but Richard Finny most certainly was not.

Through the mail came a missive addressed to the Sheraton's public relations and promotions director offering him a place on a seminar aimed at improving his communication skills.

19 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Cutting comments are just not cricket

HAVING used this column to berate England's sporting mishaps, Sheraton PR and promotions director Richard Finny appears not finished.

Yesterday the incorrigible Kiwi called us with the news (''friends at Lord's'' he claimed were his sources) that the rest of the Test series between England and Australia would be played to new rules.

2 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Mystery over fax urgency

THE ubiquitous Richard Finny, who a few days ago was in another part of the Asia-Pacific region rubbishing the poor standard of English in Hongkong (what you mean, hey, Richard man?), tells us of a fax he received yesterday from a friend in London marked: ''Urgent, Urgent, Urgent.'' The sender, a big-time promoter in the British entertainment field, wanted a list of the top five local singers

17 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Organisers in a lather over soap queen's visit

EVEN the Dynasty scriptwriters (difficult to believe I know, but the programme did actually employ some) would have been hard pressed to come up with the sort of scenario that is unfolding for the upcoming visit of actress Joan Collins to Hongkong.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Questions on duchess leave PR yawning

BUMPED into rose-lapelled Richard Finny, the Sheraton's PR and promotions director, yesterday. And my oh my, what a filthy mood he was in.

2 Mar 1993 - 12:00am