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Diary: On the QT ..

Not content with appearing in Esquire a couple of months ago in a bright yellow jumper, Fallon's Juan Cabral proved this week that just because you're in advertising, it doesn't mean you can't become a minor celebrity.

The creative scored a chunky profile in The Sun newspaper the day before the next instalment of Sony Bravia advertising hopped on to our screens ...

Keeping up the praise for Cabral (well, if imitation is the highest form of praise anyway), Lowe London appears to be the first agency to spoof the creative's "gorilla's moment" ad for Cadbury. A viral for Peperami sees the drum-playing primate being upstaged by a guitar-wielding piece of spicy meat. The clip has already had more than 6,000 views on YouTube ...

This week, work ground to a halt in 36 Soho Square as every employee in all of M&C Saatchi's companies were turfed out into the daylight for more than an hour because of a fire alarm. After lots of searching, the reason for the plumes of smoke filling the hallways of the agency was found to be nothing more than a piece of burnt wholemeal toast ...

A Diary spy sent us an amusing web page from the cheeky chaps at Betfair.com, who were covering a tennis match from Bangkok between Yeu-Tzuoo Wang and Philip King and decided that just their surnames would be appropriate, leaving the match billed as Wank - King. Pundits were red-faced when trying to commentate ...

Grey's Nicola Mendelsohn, the most-used name in Diary, has been at it again by organising a charity bash for Women's Aid (the agency holds its advertising business) that was not only attended by Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, but also managed to raised £570,000 ...

New agencies are always on the hunt for ways to sell their wares and the aptly named Nonsense has come up with another. The start-up is asking the public to vote on what they should use for their website design. Cast your vote at www.hightimewehadawebsite.co.uk.

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