Diary: On the QT ...

What a house-proud bunch they are over at super-cool M&C Saatchi.

Diary hears the agency is so precious about the rare white marble flooring in its vast reception area that it has slapped a ban on red wine. No Sex on the Beaches, Cosmopolitans or Bloody Marys, either. At a recent M&C Saatchi event, staff and clients were seen sipping from glasses filled with an unidentifiable colourless liquid ... WACL dinners are always a wonderful combination of stimulating intellectual debate and nice frocks (definitely in that order of importance). But at last week's soiree with the Marks & Spencer chief executive, Stuart Rose, the glamour award went to Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold and her sister, both clearly supporting the family business with some rather stunning figure-enhancing underwear ... JWT's recent roll is obviously taking its toll on staff, some of whom are feeling the need for an extended break.

Lucy Webb, a toiler in the agency's art buying department, has left a message telling e-mailers she'll be out of the office until 24 September 2007 ... Grant Duncan, the Nabs chairman, was much moved by the charity's new TV commercial showing Robin Wight appearing to have been taken ill in the street. "Is that his heart he's clutching or his wallet?" he asked ...

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