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Diary: Compare the admen

Being an adman, Tim Duffy, the M&C Saatchi chief executive, can have no qualms about his children being advertised to.

However, it must start feeling a little strange if you find out that a rival agency has been promoting themselves in your kids' school.

Last week, while talking to his young daughter on the phone, she began enthusing about a speaker who had come into her school to talk about advertising.

It transpires that the speaker was none other than Charles Vallance, the V in VCCP, who had been explaining the thinking behind, yes, you guessed it, his own Comparethemeerket campaign.

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