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Diary: On the QT ..

Proof, were any needed, that the world's most famous advertising duo are part of the national fabric.

The Evening Standard last week featured the plight of Phil Smith and his family because of the plunging property market. They're pictured with their two children, including their two-year-old son, Saatchi. Moray MacLennan, the chairman of M&C Saatchi Europe, cites this as evidence of the brand's ubiquity. "I think I may change my name to Saatchi MacLennan by deed poll," he declares ...

Former staffers of the Leeds agency the AB Group, which closed more than 20 years ago, are trying to track down one-time workmates for their first reunion next month. They'd be chuffed if a graphic designer who worked for AB at its London office in the 60s put in an appearance. His name? David Bowie ...

Who should the Diary spot jogging in Richmond Park? None other than Michael Finn, who swapped the DFGW chief executive's role more than two years ago for a life in Italy. What can he be up to? ...

He may have run the London Marathon but holidays seem to be far more taxing for William Eccleshare, the BBDO Europe chairman. He's just back at work after falling over a cliff in Scotland and cracking several ribs ...

Blog acolytes will be delighted to hear that Lunar (lunarbbdo.blogspot.com) is back online. Its writer got hacked off with the amount of vituperative rubbish being posted and retired, but realised he couldn't kick blogging. Comments are now back on, but anonymous posters be warned, they are being vetted ...

Chris Hirst, Grey London's managing director, seems determined to outdo Michael Winner in trying new restaurants. He returned from holiday on Wednesday last week and managed to eat every meal out. Wednesday: lunch and dinner. Thursday: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friday: breakfast, lunch. Let's hope the keen tennis player will be able to work it all off.

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