Diary: On the QT ...

After 27 years in the industry, Nick Manning's presence will be sorely missed. Not least because he can surely lay claim to a media world record.

During his two-and-a-half years at the helm of OMD UK, Manning masterminded an estimated 1,467 restructures of the agency. So, what better way to go out than by sparking another internal shake-up? After all, Steve Williams, like any incoming chief executive, is likely to want to make his own mark ...

Anyone looking to enter the 2007 Effies should visit http://www.adrants.com/images/Effie_CriteriaAd1.php for a humorous look at its competitors. Gags include booking Frank Budgen to ensure Cannes success ...

Some of the biggest names in media were out of London last week as Carat loaded up a car with booze and bait and went fishing. Casting out on the River Avon were the likes of Nigel Sharrocks, Kelly Williams, Gary Digby and Nick Milligan. The best anglers of the day turned out to be the Carat managing director, Neil Jones, and Williams, who each hooked two fish ...

In fact, it has been media jollies galore of late.An ITV Sales golf trip to Spain saw the team bonding and re-energising in preparation for the upcoming deal season, (which promises to be tough going), while earlier in the month, the broadcaster took its friends for a day's shooting.

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