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Diary: On the QT ..

Who said judging was boring? This year, the International Advertising Association decided to relocate its judging process and awards to Las Vegas and, cue shock, the uptake from big-name adland types was above average.

Among the jury was DDB's Jeremy Craigen, who notched up $850 dollars in casino winnings. No doubt the cash has been spent on a bottle of the finest Pinot Noir ...

NatMag's finest, including the chief executive, Arnaud de Puyfontaine, and the managing director, Jessica Burley, were hanging out with no less than Kofi Annan at the bash to launch the music video for the global "tck tck tck" campaign for climate justice. NatMag is the media partner for the campaign and so it, joined by eco-conscious actors, musicians and politicians, did some major celebrating in Paris. Saving the planet has never been so glamorous ...

Just when you thought the old-school approach to advertising had died, an agency surprises everyone by going all-out 80s. For the recent Magners pitch, The Red Brick Road decided that the best way to impress the client on its way into the building was to turn the foyer into an orchard ...

We're sure you've already heard about the star-studded wedding of Charles Dunstone and Celia Gordon Shute that took place last weekend. But what you may not know is that CHI & Partners' Johnny Hornby had the honour of being Dunstone's best man. You'll be pleased to know that everything ran smoothly, even if Hornby's speech could be considered a tad long at 45 minutes. Whether Sarah Golding, another managing partner at CHI, was listening is another matter as she managed to bag a seat next to the Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding ...

And finally, Campaign missed a worthy creative credit off the list for the NHS Birmingham East and North campaign featured in last week's Private View. Credit, where credit's due, to Joanna Mawtus, the art director.

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