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Diary: On the QT ..

Diary appreciates the pressures of running an agency can lead some to feel tired, especially if they've had to pull an "all-nighter" on a pitch.

But we also know some like to enjoy the more "social" aspects of the industry. So we would dearly love to know which one Stuart Archibald was up to last Monday night that meant when a journalist called him at this desk on Tuesday morning, they woke him up ...

Following last week's Diary stories about John Hegarty (receiving a knighthood) and Robin Wight (for his pink coat), Diary intercepted this message from the latter to the former. "Have just seen we share pictures in Campaign's Diary. Frankly, based on the two photos, I would guess I should be the one who would be bowing down before the great big Queen." ...

After a glut of copycat ads for its Marks & Spencer work last year, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has found itself on the receiving end of yet another parody. Last week, Bremner, Bird & Fortune poked fun at Gordon Ramsay by spoofing the agency's work for BT. See it on YouTube ("Gordon Ramsay on the Phone") ...

Iris has proved that agencies don't just have to focus on advertising to make money. It is now £5 million richer after winning the regional final of the Bank of Scotland Entrepreneur Challenge. It can put the cash towards the final on 12 December, where it will take on four other regional winners.

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