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Diary: On the QT ..

"If your name's not down, you're not coming in." These aren't words that Robert Senior is used to hearing. However, at last week's IPA lunch, the SSF chief executive got a taste of life as an NIP (Non-Important Person) when a doorperson refused him entry. Luckily, someone came to his rescue and ensured he was ushered in ...

The IPA president, Moray MacLennan, was also spotted in a bit of a fluster at the do. A number of guests noticed he was in a hurry to make it out the door because he was pitching that afternoon. However, questions directed at a colleague as to the whereabouts of his pitch documents were met with a blank expression ...

On their approach to the IPA networking-fest, one of the Campaign hacks got hit by an irony frying pan when they saw Alan Bishop, the chief of the health bastion that is COI, puffing away on a cigarette ...

Talking of irony, Diary thinks Alanis Morissette may have got it wrong when she sang: "It's like rain on your wedding day." It should have been: "It's like a Wacl work-life balance workshop, held (not so conveniently) on a Thursday night" - perhaps that's not quite as catchy ...

Anyone who has a penchant for watching Grand Designs or Property Ladder may share in Diary's protest against the barrage of ads for Property Finder and Prime Location in the ad breaks of these shows. It's not the ads per se that Diary objects to, it's the media placement. They're on so frequently, the hacks at Campaign have found themselves reciting the slogans in their sleep ...

Not that we're obsessed with other people's houses, but did anyone share Diary's shock at the former Bartle Bogle Hegarty creative Cindy Gallop's New York pad in this weekend's Sunday Times Style supplement? Kevin McCloud would have a coronary ...

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