Diary: On the QT ...

The Harrison Troughton Wunderman chairman and creative director, Steve Harrison, has been caught out trying to communicate with readers of prestigious titles.

Last week, Harrison was threatened with legal action by the Financial Times for using it in a campaign for the property service Inside Track, without a licensing agreement. Diary wonders whether the cheeky chap also forgot to acquire a licensing agreement when he used the FT in the same way for a 2003 campaign for M&G Investments? ...

News arrives from Shoreditch revealing that it doesn't pay to have great expectations for your 40th. The Mother partner Andy Medd was looking forward to a gourmet black-tie evening for his recent birthday. However, his so-called friends decided that taking him to a working man's club and dressing him in a pearly king costume would be more up his street ...

It appears the creative department at Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners is running a book on who the next team to sign for the tuneful agency will be. Odds-on favourites Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice ...

Following his defiant lunch with Vodafone's Neil Simpson at The Ivy on the day of his suspension as the chief executive of Lowe London, Garry Lace has once again been spotted sharing a table with Simpson, this time breakfast ...

Also spotted sharing a table at a London hotel was Stuart Rose, the Marks & Spencer chief executive, and the cocaine-shame supermodel Kate Moss. Diary can only assume that following her work for Virgin Mobile, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R is pushing Moss at a whole range of its clients ...

Time to think about buying the seasickness pills and raising the spinnaker. The Inter-Agency Yacht Race takes place at Port Solent on 8 and 9 June. There's talk of an all-female crew this year intent on snatching the trophy from Paul Jackson and his crew at Ogilvy & Mather.

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