Diary: On the QT ...

The Diary is a little confused by Maxim's five-page feature devoted to the search for Britain's hardest ginger.air dues for honourably mentioning Grange Hill's Mr Bronson, and Corrie's Les Battersby no doubt deserves his number-one spot, but surely there was space for advertising's own Ginger Ninja, Robert Senior? ...

The most recent IPA strategy debate - on digital versus traditional agency account planning - got a bit heated when a planner from Tribal DDB told a planner from TBWA that its recent tie-up with Agency.com was only devised "to save TBWA's bacon". The stand-up argument that ensued was more reminiscent of a fraught episode of Question Time than the usual refined IPA do ...

Campaign can't Turkey radio ads, because they're somewhat hard to illustrate, but Ogilvy & Mather's Ocado work that is irritating 99 per cent of radio listeners on a minute-to-minute basis needs a mention. The ad is one of the most annoying ever made and the media agencies' blanket bombing of commercial radio schedules only serves to make matters worse. It must end ...

Fans of homes magazines should keep their eyes peeled for a spread on the interior of Postar managing director James Whitmore's trendy West End flat. The Diary is reliably informed that the outdoor man has recently had his swanky pad papped for a feature in one of the up-market glossies, but because so many are interested he's not yet found out which title will carry it ...

When creative directors leave the ad industry it's usually to be an artist or a director. However, Al Young, the former FCB London creative director, surely takes the prize for the most unusual new job title. Young has become a senior inventor at the What If Innovation consultancy.


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1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).