Diary: On the QT ...

Some agencies will go to extraordinary lengths to promote their ads. Jaako Alank, the head of McCann Erickson's business-to-business division, gave a copy of the agency's Bisto ad, which promotes family mealtimes, to his teacher wife.

She now uses it as stimulus in classroom discussions about the disintegration of the traditional family unit. Bet the kids will not thank him ... Did Trevor Beattie turn up to the wrong bash last week? At Leith's 21st birthday party, Beattie is said to have swanned in, slurped a glass of Champagne, looked around and swiftly exited ... A spoof e-mail suggesting WPP staff donate money to Sir Martin Sorrell, whose divorce cost him £30 million, is doing the rounds ... Was last week's Nabs pub quiz a fix? Given that the AAR won, some are suggesting so. As second place went to Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, whose chief operating officer, Tony Harris, was the quizmaster, you could be forgiven for thinking so ... If anyone has noticed a slight lean to Ogilvy & Mather's office at Canary Wharf, it was caused by workers on the tenth floor rushing to the window for a view of some XXX action in the nearby Hyatt Hotel. Apparently, a local working girl was delivering "full credentials" and "final presentation" to a "client" with the curtains open.


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