Diary: On the QT ...

The last thing you need when planning a trip to France to devise strategy is for the Eurostar train to be cancelled.

That was the problem facing a crack team of Viacom Outdoor executives last week. However, Tim Bleakley wasted no time in commandeering a minibus, which ended up being searched by officers from Her Majesty's Customs & Excise. However, rumours of full body searches for all on board were unconfirmed ...

Anyone who feels the need to revisit their younger years should book a couple of meetings with the senior management team at WCRS and pick up some business cards. The agency has come up with the novel idea of putting dot-to-dot images of their faces on the back of their cards ...

Another company has added its name to the growing list of companies vying for Christmas party glory on 14 December. Now joining Clemmow Hornby Inge, Beattie McGuinness Bungay and Publicis is the production company Mustard, which has hired the musical talents of Daddy Gee of the trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack ...

Helen Calcraft was suitably embarrassed on her 40th birthday last week when some cheeky chappy at her agency booked a Will Young lookalike to come into the agency and whisk her off of her feet. After planting a couple of kisses on her, the pair posed for photos before he minced off into the night.

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