Diary: M4C cool about COI win

We wouldn't want to suggest M4C had been given a heads up on the COI pitch but rather than wait by the phone for the delayed result, WPP's Group M decided to leave the country.

The MediaCom chief executive, Jane Ratcliffe, was at least at the Media Circle event in Dublin when she took the £250 million phone call. The Media-edge:cia managing director, Steve Hatch, and the Group M chief executive, Nick Theakstone, however, were so relaxed about the biggest-ever buying account, they joined Clear Channel Outdoor's acting chief executive, Rob Atkinson, on Clear Channel's annual South African jolly.