We just love irony. So, it seems, does Wall Street Journal reporter Erin White. In her front page story on March 6, White profiled graphic designer Andrew Corn as one of an
elite group of experts whose specialty is creating graphics on the sly for merger announcements (a la Time Warner and AOL). The article described a handful of James Bond-esque
security precautions deployed by Corn's firm, Admaster Communications, on behalf of its clients - code words, encryption, unmarked packages, etc. In the interview, Corn admitted
that news leaks sometimes occur despite their best efforts, although he's not sure how. "Certainly wasn't us," he said, referring to recent news of a railroad merger that somehow
hit the papers before it hit the podium. "No one knows we exist." They do now.