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Diary: On the QT ..

The recently £7 million richer Johnny Hornby was also recently one year older, as he celebrated his 40th birthday. In recognition, Charles Dunstone threw him a surprise party. Not only did the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger send him a video message, but Rebekah Wade made him a dummy front page of The Sun ...

For anyone wondering where the new hip and happening holiday location for the upwardly mobile adman is, Diary can confirm it is Egypt. Over the Easter break, there were numerous sightings of the industry's great and good sunning themselves in some of the country's most luxurious locations. Diary heard of one particularly business-like meeting between Phil Georgiadis and Neil Dawson, during which the pair, lying on lilos in a pool and surrounded by kids, discussed media fragmentation ...

Despite recently being entrusted with the presidential power of the IPA, it's good to know that Moray MacLennan has not lost any of his cheeky character traits. In a little piece of mischief-making, the M&C man has been busy convincing anyone that will listen at the Royal Bank of Scotland that, following the recent acquisition by WPP, Clemmow Hornby Inge is moving to Canary Wharf ...

Speaking of MacLennan, Diary was taken aback to hear a former IPA president launch into a rant about the inaugural speech of its latest incumbent during last week's IPA members' lunch at the Cafe Royal. Not least because the former luminary had snoozed through most of it ...

And while we're on the subject of the annual bash, at which a tie used to be de rigueur for the blokes, we couldn't help noticing how many ties were conspicuous by their absence. Indeed, we think MacLennan may have already secured his place in IPA history by being the first president to deliver his magnum opus tie-less. "Wouldn't even wear one for the Queen," he claimed in the loo afterwards. "Well ... maybe I would."

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