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Diary: On the QT ..

A contender for most excruciating Valentine's Day activity has already emerged.

The media agency PHD has set itself the noble target of raising £40,000 this year for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sadly for its staff, the first event will involve 40 of them engaging in wooing a fellow member of staff. The best male and female will win a prize, with the entry fees going to the charity ...

Diary recently spotted two adland icons enjoying a midweek power lunch together: Ben Langdon and Garry Lace ...

Readers may remember our piece last week about WWAV Rapp Collins' "Sin Heaven" party invite, which showed a suspicious white substance spattered on a dance floor. The party itself lived up to sinful expectations with WWAV's managing director, Samantha Nolan, leading from the front by doing a bit of pole dancing when Prince's Kiss came on the sound system ...

With many in adland hitting the slopes, it was only a matter of time before the ski season took its toll on one winter sports fan. And this year's biggest casualty has been Dave Woods, the executive creative director at RMG Connect, who was left with 39 stitches in his left buttock after a collision with a snowboarder last week. The accident will do little to enhance the image he's been trying to build as the Milk Tray man by sporting a trademark black-roll neck jumper ...

But not all of the DM world is having quite such bad luck. Leo Campbell, the Claydon Heeley deputy chairman, got a pleasant surprise when his Maserati, which went missing five months ago, miraculously appeared in a car park in Milton Keynes. Not only was the car in perfect working order, the thieves had stocked the boot with Pepsi, Stella Artois and a football. Cheers ...

Looking for a job in digital? Tribal DDB will be frantically scrambling for maternity cover after three of its staff had babies last weekend. The Volkswagen team are expecting three more sprogs between them at the same time this summer.

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