Diary: On the QT ...

The new Engine chief executive, Peter Scott, has wasted no time putting the group's collective back up by cancelling the summer party, which was originally scheduled by his predecessor, Stephen Woodford.

In an all-staff e-mail, Scott instructed employees to scrub the day from their diaries. An insider says Will Orr, the WCRS managing director, fired one back saying that if Engine was not prepared to hold a party, WCRS would go it alone ...

Slapped wrists for The Carbon Trust. Agencies wanting to participate in its recent pitch were told their applications would only be considered if they were submitted in hard copy - no e-mail. What happened to saving all those poor trees? ...

Anyone caught up in the security alert at Britain's airports last week will sympathise with the Archibald Ingall Stretton managing partner, Stuart Archibald, whose baggage was mislaid by British Airways on a trip up to Scotland. Things got worse when he got to security and was forced to surrender his treasured Mont Blanc pen after a row. But all was not lost - the pen turned up in a striped shopping bag on Friday. Shame the rest of his luggage wasn't with it ...

A word of advice to anyone who cycles into work: if, like Wieden & Kennedy, your agency wins two pitches (Arla Foods and The Guardian) in a week, do not get on your bike after a boozy night of celebrations. If you do, you risk ending up like Mick Bailey, the agency's head of creative services. A picture of Bailey, sporting cuts and bruises, can be seen on its blog at wklondon.typepad.com and serves as a warning to all budding cyclists ...

Coke Zero's US agency, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, has come up with the ruse of flagging up the drink's similarity to Coca-Cola with a viral that features Coke executives asking lawyers whether they have a case against the sugar-free version. Three of the six lawyers, who can be seen at www.cocacolazero.com/canwesueus.jsp, are the real thing.

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