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Diary: On the QT ..

Did a frost descend on Wacl's latest meet last Tuesday, or was it just the chill in the air from having the far-from-friendly Judy Mitchem and Amanda Walsh in the same room?

Onlookers were said to be eagerly awaiting a duel involving the two ex-Lowers, but, alas, nothing materialised ...

Also under the microscope was the Leo Burnett creative duo of Richard Brim and Daniel Fisher. After landing the £25,000 first prize at this year's Anna Awards, agency staff were anxious to know what they were planning to do with their winnings - and they weren't disappointed. Rather than spending all of their hard-earned cash on themselves, the selfless duo spent the weekend buying gifts for the team responsible for the newspaper ad for the Department for Transport. This wasn't just your average M&S chocolate cake, though. The pair went all-out and bought everyone a Mulberry accessory by way of thanks ...

You'll have to cast your mind back a long time ago to a galaxy far, far away for this game of guess who. One long-haired direct marketing creative often seen on the judging panel of industry awards has earned himself the dubious nickname of "Chewbacca" among his fellow jurors. Any guesses? ...

From Star Wars to poster wars. In order to celebrate (or is that gloat?) the fact that Seatwave, the online ticket portal, received more hits than its competitor Viagogo, the company has taken a poster site directly outside Viagogo's offices. The ad, by M&C Saatchi, is a not-so-subtle reminder that "more fans go via seatwave.com" ...

Diary never tires of a bit of pointless PR, but the reporters at Campaign Towers couldn't quite believe their eyes when they read this insightful piece of research from Peter Hancock, Pitch Doctor. Apparently, on average, four companies take part in pitches, so the failure rate is 75 per cent. No, really? Book Diary an appointment with the pitch doctor quickly, it's got a severe case of the "you-don't-says".

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