Diary: On the QT ...

Dashing up the motorway at short notice for a meeting with his Land Rover client, David Golding, the planning director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, was pretty cross when his vehicle broke down, forcing him to abandon the get-together. And what was he driving? Yes, you've guessed, a Land Rover ...

Glad to know that things are cosy between Sir Martin Sorrell and Grey, the newest member of his WPP family. Tamara Ingram, Grey London's effervescent chief executive, even called him "darling" after he had spoken at an agency breakfast this week. Sorrell has been dubbed many things in his time, but Diary doubts "darling" is one of them ...

Never short of an idea or two, MediaCom's latest one is to have the staff stage a version of Shakespeare's Henry IV Part II to entertain media owners and raise money for charity. Rumour has it that the newly installed chief executive, Nick Lawson, is a shoo-in for the dashing Prince Hal ...

No Irish jokes, please. Billy Mawhinney, the Leo Burnett creative director, has been given the University of Ulster's distinguished graduate award ...

Want a meal at The Ivy at short notice and your name isn't Tiger Savage? Well, you could always bid for an Ivy lunch for two in the Nabs online auction ahead of the charity's Big Bash on 8 February. Details available at www.nabs.org.uk/auction.

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