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Diary: On the QT ..

If you've ever fancied getting Johnny Hornby into your agency as an account executive for the day, you need to take your chequebook to the Nabs Big Bash.

Taking place at the Battersea Evolution next Thursday, also up for grabs is the chance to have lunch with Rory Sutherland or Matthew d'Ancona, plus the one and only fully autographed version of Campaign's Hall of Fame ...

The digital station Colourful Radio will be adland's dialling destination at 9.30am every Saturday. Toby Kellogg, aka the ex-JWT creative Richard Phillips, is hosting a 30-minute spot called Resisting The Unusual With Sterling Cooper Jnr. Regular features will include Ten Minutes With A Leg - that's to say legend (Sir John Hegarty and Tim Mellors have been lined up) - as well as Blame The Planner, in which, Kellogg says, "we'll find some utterly incomprehensible commercial and ask the planner to explain its meaning" ...

Talking of planners, it seems that David Bain, a partner at Beattie McGuinness Bungay, is having a confidence crisis ahead of next month's London Marathon. "I'm six-feet-bleedin'-five. I weigh 15 stone. I am not meant to do this. I look like a sweating warthog in Lycra," he says ...

Don't they have anything better to do at M&C Saatchi? Richard Alford, the managing director, has been getting irritated by the marketing director Camilla Harrison's habit of eating half a chocolate bar and squirrelling away the remainder for another day. So irked was he by her health-conscious habit that he stole the bar and replaced it with rolled-up Post-it notes ...

Maternity clearly has its pluses if you work for Leo Burnett. The agency is inviting the mums on its staff to celebrate Mother's Day by offering them free mini-pedicures and manicures as well as a massage ... If you've seen one stretch of unspoilt sea and sand, you've seen them all. Or so Catalonia's tourist board seems to think. The picture in its latest ad was taken in Perth, Australia.

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