Diary: On the QT ...

Clemmow Hornby Inge and Beattie McGuinness Bungay need to raise their game if they expect anyone to turn up to their Christmas parties on 14 December. Publicis, also hosting on the 14th, has edged into the lead as news leaks out it has booked Dirty Pretty Things as the entertainment and Groove Armada will be DJing ...

Has Wacl gone all girlie on us? After visiting Wacl's website (www.wacl.info), you could be forgiven for thinking so. The homepage offers the choice of different colour backgrounds. Does Debbie Klein, Wacl's president, look better against the pink, lime green or turquoise background? It's your call. Votes to campaign@haymarket.com ...

Never let it be said that media people are lazy. Viacom Outdoor's national sales director, Peter Charlton, shows what can be achieved if you put your mind to it. Last weekend, he ran the New York Marathon in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, but only days earlier, he'd been on BBC news at Viacom's showcase for the London Underground - the Beck Centre - explaining how the outdoor company will transform advertising on the Tube. All in a week's work for the multi-talented man ...

Les Binet, the head of DDB Matrix, has been nicknamed "Lord of the Dance" after busting some moves on the dancefloor at last week's IPA Effectiveness Awards. Good work, twinkletoes.

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