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Diary: On the QT ..

Being such an ego-led industry, advertising is bound to throw-up a few individuals who think of themselves as rock gods or movie stars.

However, it's fair to say that DDB's Richard Morris is not one of those. This is why he was so confused recently at Hong Kong airport when a female customs officer would not accept his protestations when she persistently asked him time and time again if he was a film star ...

Well done to the Publicis Groupe. By merging Saatchi & Saatchi and Fallon UK, it has come up with the best acronym for an agency yet, SS FUK. Brilliant ...

Jeremy Bullmore put his acid tongue to work on Kevin Roberts' piece of big thinking, Lovemarks, this week. Campaign's very own agony uncle was giving a presentation at Saatchis' offices for the Nabs Fast-Forward initiative when he requested a slide projector. So, once one was dug out, it was put on the table and propped up to the correct height by a bunch of Lovemarks books. Bullmore walked in, took one look at the books and said: "Well, that's the best thing they've ever been used for." ...

Last week's Independent saw a full-page ad from The Communications Workers Union outlining the reasons why the postmen are on strike. It also listed three ways in which you could help them. Unfortunately, two of these involved writing to people.

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