Diary: Grey takes blowing own trumpet to new extreme

Last week saw the announcement of the shortlist for the Marketing Society Golden Jubilee Awards for Excellence 2009.

If you were looking closely, you may notice that Grey London is on there - but not for representing one of its clients.

Grey's entry is for "The phil- osophy that transformed Grey London". So, the senior management team is looking to get their hands on an award for doing, well, basically, their jobs. What next? Awards being handed out for chefs who cook a meal for two without burning it or a newsagent giving you the correct change?