Diary: On the QT ...

Could Jerry Judge, the former Lowe Worldwide chief executive, be about to make his industry comeback at WPP? Sources say he has had more than one meeting with the WPP chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell ...

Diary hopes all you intimate friends of Mother who received one of the agency's Christmas cards were not foolish enough to chuck it in the bin as soon as the festive season was over. Each card contained a certificate for a share in a greyhound called Just For Christmas. Apparently, the dog has been doing rather well - he has already accumulated almost £300 in prize money and, if he continues his winning ways, Mother will be issuing its first dividends ...

Few people seem to have spotted Jeremy Bullmore's deliberate decimal mistake in last week's tribute to the strategy guru Stephen King. The two figures he quoted should have added up to 100 per cent but didn't. Bullmore says King, who loved mocking the spurious use of precise statistics, would have noticed it right away ...

Nice to see Leith London behaving so sportingly after the loss of its £7 million Carling business to Beattie McGuinness Bungay. It sent over a crate of the stuff so BMB could toast its victory ...

Can there be a British actor with longer advertising associations than Peter Sallis? The British Film Institute has unearthed a 14-minute promo film by FCB London from 1955, complete with dummy ads and programming, to show what the soon-to-arrive commercial TV would look like. And who should be taking part but a very young-looking Last Of The Summer Wine star ...

Guess where The Times' editor, Robert Thomson, was lunching on the same day his newspaper instructed staff to stop making The Ivy their restaurant of choice? The Ivy, of course. Good to see the Thunderer's top brass setting an example as the paper attempts to slash its £4.3 million expenses bill by 10 per cent.

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