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Diary: On the QT ..

Saatchi & Saatchi's Robert Senior is a man in hiring mode, so his current wining and dining partners make for interesting gossip. Senior's been spotting breaking bread with Garry Lace ...

Proving that running accounts should not stand in the way of a spot of extra-curricular creativity, a bunch of JWTers have created a video (http://agencyspy.wordpress.com/2007/10/17/jwt-uks-bad-ass-beat) to show how jolly life is at their Knightsbridge base. Perhaps they should put this much effort into winning pitches ...

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO set an example of how to look after its staff when Ilana Salem, an account handler on Sainsbury's, was sadly taken ill. The agency responded by not only arranging a weekly internet shop of goodies from Sainsbury's for her family while she was in hospital, but also by sending her a portable DVD player that contained a film with a get-well greeting inside from everyone at the agency ...

Diary never rated Pizza Hut as Wieden & Kennedy's most creative account, yet, outside adland, it has stirred imagination. A curator at the British Museum has dissected the Lunchtime Revolution campaign and drawn esoteric similarities to Chinese revolutionary art of the past three decades. The museum now plans to run the ads as part of a wider exhibition. Might someone be reading too much into all of this?

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