Diary: On the QT ...

PHD's Jonathan Durden made quite an impression at the APG event, the Battle of Big Thinking.

After partying the previous night, he turned up with no slide show and two blank pieces of A4 paper. Durden did put together some interesting, and funny, thoughts on creativity outside of advertising, before saying: "Now can someone get me a glass of water? I'm a bit dehydrated. I'm going home to bed." ...

Which loud-voiced veteran of the production world was overheard putting both feet into his big mouth by asking a senior figure at a top ten agency: "Have you got round to firing that creative director you were telling me about yet?" at last week's 30 Club ...

Brendan Williams and Rod Kavanagh, the creative brains behind DFGW's latest "Elvis" work for the BBC, had a "retro" experience at the Corporation last week. While waiting to be interviewed by Paul Gambaccini, the pair bumped into Sharon Gless, better known as Cagney from the 80s TV show Cagney & Lacey, who was promoting a new programme ...

There has been yet another sighting of Robin Wight's fabled orange lunch box as he had lunch in The Ivy with Richard Reed, the founder of Innocent Drinks. After being kept waiting for 30 minutes by the smoothie mogul, Wight exacted revenge by bombarding him with his creds from his box.


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