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Diary: On the QT ..

Often, an agency will lose a management team if it forms a start-up. What is less frequent is the break-up of an agency due to an air disaster.

But that almost happened to Dare last week. On a flight to Toronto, which was carrying the entire senior management team, the plane had to pull up at the last second when making its approach. On the second landing attempt, the team noticed a host of fire engines and police cars waiting for them on the runway ...

It was discovered last week by some crestfallen Bartle Bogle Hegarty executives that if you use the mobile phone service Any Question Answered to find out what the best London ad agency is, it comes up with Saatchi & Saatchi ...

Viewers may have noticed some great media placement on Channel 4 last Sunday night as Fallon's Cadbury ad (whose soundtrack includes the lyrics: "I can feel it coming in the air tonight") turned up in a break during Dr Betty: The 77-Year-Old Sexologist. The programme shows women receiving instruction from Betty, a self-styled "orgasm coach" ...

Last week saw Media Planning Group's managing partners Marc Mendoza and Mark Craze posing as Lou and Andy from Little Britain to publicise MPG's fundraiser for the Pepper Foundation. After flogging through 60-odd lots, Mendoza coaxed a phenomenal £220,000 from the crowd.

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