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Diary: On the QT ..

Does anybody know the whereabouts of Ronnie Kirkwood? If so, the IPA would appreciate a call.

No, the flamboyant 70s agency chief with the expense account of epic proportions isn't being chased for overdue subs. The IPA just wants his signature on a special copy of the Campaign Hall of Fame. Hamish Pringle, the IPA's director-general, wants all 31 inductees still alive to autograph the copy, which will be auctioned for Nabs at the charity's Big Bash on 19 March. But Kirkwood remains frustratingly elusive ...

You may be wondering what agencies are up to on political accounts, with no election in the offing. Well, at Euro RSCG, work on the Conservative Party account involves dining with the shadow chancellor, George Osborne, and running into meetings with David Cameron (running being the important word here, seeing as Cameron turned up in his tracksuit) ...

So much for more diversity in adland. Over dinner with their new executive creative director, George Prest, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners' deputy chairman, Tom Knox, and the agency's planning chief, Charlie Snow, were intrigued to find out they'd all gone to the same school. And where was that? Er, Radley College ...

A Campaign journalist was delighted to receive a call from Mark Roalfe one evening last week. What piece of gossip or enticing invitation was the Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R chairman about to reveal? Neither, actually. It was an offer to be his nanny. Roalfe blamed the call on an address book mix-up, claiming he'd interviewed a prospective nanny with the same first name and thought he was calling her. Before he rushed off, the journo couldn't resist asking if she'd got the job (yes) and just managed to hold back from asking the salary ...

Thinkbox's chief Tess Alps made page 3 of The Sun last week. No picture, alas, just her comments on record TV viewing figures.

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