Diary: On the QT ...

Last week, Diary informed you all of a blog written by the former Ogilvy & Mather ad executive Morgan Edwards about his life of debauchery in adland. His thoughts have now been voted number 69 in blogtopsites.com's Best Literary Blog in the World Ever list ...

In a recent interview in The Times, Salman Rushdie admitted that working at O&M as a creative helped him write his book Midnight's Children. "It taught me discipline, forcing me to learn how to get on with whatever task needed doing," he said. He also added that it helped with "refusing myself all the luxuries of an artistic temperament". He obviously never made it into the upper echelons of agency management, then ...

Can anyone spot the mistake in the first line of Morphy Richards' press release announcing its appointment of a new agency? "Morphy Richards today appointed DBH/TBWA Manchester to handle its advertising" ...

Rapier's Jonathan Stead has improved his standing as direct marketing's very own action hero by attempting to complete the Haute Route: a cross-country ski run over treacherous terrain from Chamonix to Zermatt. With his all-round athletic ability, jet-set lifestyle, luxurious pad in the South of France, Aston Martin and penchant for the odd martini, Diary wonders on whom he might be styling himself.

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