Diary: On the QT ...

Thanks to the jolly japester who telephoned a bomb threat to Hammersmith Towers on Monday morning, this issue of the Diary is brought to you from the inspiring surroundings of the local McDonald's ...

There is an e-mail being pinged around the advertising industry that is spreading like wildfire and causing a bit of controversy in television circles. It contains a letter sent to Publicis, on the day it lost the Asda account, from Judy Ross - who runs a company that can outsource workers for TV departments - with the gist of offering cost-effective outsourcing to the agency if it was planning on making redundancies in its TV department. To say that it has got some peoples hackles up is an understatement ...

Martin Galton, the creative partner at Hooper Galton, had quite a week last week as he was handed a massive compliment on his artistic talent from the one and only Australian artist/singer Rolf Harris. Some of Galton's daubings are currently on display at The Union. Upon seeing the work, the Aussie, who painted the Queen's golden jubilee portrait, was heard to say: "This fella Galton is better than Picasso. All his life Picasso struggled for a state of naivety - this fellow is already there." However, it is unconfirmed if he then took out a wobble board and made a high-pitched noise by flicking his cheek ...

Guy Blaskey, the managing director of BLM Flint, found himself staring at numerous pairs of boobs recently when he appeared on a television show with ten WAGS (footballers wives and girlfriends) who were challenged to open a clothes shop. His involvement was to help the WAGS - who had been split into two groups - create a brand identity for their shops. During their first meeting, the page three model, Nicola T, the girlfriend of the West Ham striker Bobby Zamora, shamelessly offered to get her breasts out to inspire the creative team.

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