Diary: On the QT ..

There was so much back-slapping going on after the global DM pitch for British Airways that Diary wouldn't be surprised if the folks at OgilvyOne (which netted the business) were in need of a trip to the chiropractor.

Not only were they showered with praise and presented with a plane-shaped cake by the airline, they even received the congratulations of their competitors, with Jonathan Harman, the president of EMEA at Carlson, sending them a gigantic bunch of flowers. To cushion the blow of defeat, Carlson and WWAV Rapp Collins, which also competed for the account, were each given a case of wine from BA. No doubt to drown their sorrows with ...

Agencies beware: for a while now, there has been a threat to the integrity of your advertising prowling the streets of Soho. Although this latest critic of adland is less vocal than your average lobbyist, his violent methods have earned him the moniker "The Decapitator". And his latest victim is Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker. Her head has been removed from its correct position on one of the prominently placed posters for the film and relocated so as to give the impression that she is carrying her own cranium by the hair ...

Diary was shocked to discover that adland's digital geeks aren't permanently attached to their computer screens, tweaking their latest interactive masterpieces. In fact, one plucky account director from glue London has decided to jump on a bike and traverse the mountainous terrain from Geneva to Cannes to raise money for the leukaemia charity Leuka. To sponsor David Newton and pals, log on to www.justgiving.com/dnewton ...

The creative agency types have also been flexing their sporting muscles of late, with DDB, McCann Erickson, Euro RSCG, Y&R and Bartle Bogle Hegarty all qualifying for a place in the LGN Inter-Agency Race on 26 September. Watch this space for which media shops have made it; their heat takes place on 27 June.


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