Diary: On the QT ...

Diary's mole at Naked Communications reports that the office skateboards, frequently used as a mode of transport around the desks, have been gathering dust in a corner since Channel 4's medialand satire, Nathan Barley, hit the screens. The first episode featured office workers peddling around their workstations on plastic children's toys ... Hats off to Nigel Sharrocks, the Aegis chief executive, for trying to reposition its Carat subsidiary and introducing cultural change to rid it of its old image as an old-fashioned and backward-looking buying shop. Not sure, though, about the venue he chose to tell Carat staff about his exciting new plans - the Natural History Museum, famous for its dinosaur relics ... TBWA\ London's Trevor Beattie is taking off his executive creative director hat to become one of the producers of a raunchy new show hitting the West End this year. Talking about the show, called Immodesty Blaize & Walter's Burlesque, Beattie says: "I have seen the future and she's wearing contra-rotating nipple tassels." Well, if you say so, Trev ... Is there nothing you can't auction on eBay? Staff at Tullo Marshall Warren have spotted some of its mailers for the Nissan 350Z GT4 going up for sale on the site. Even more bizarrely, one was actually sold for £15.50.


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