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Diary: On the QT ..

Graham Bednash, the head of invention at Mindshare, has been having a bit of toilet trouble lately.

The creative media man was at home updating his Twitter feed when he had to pop off for a few minutes. Leaving his laptop unguarded, Bednash unwittingly provided a window for his young son to post on the Twitter site under his name. Sadly, it wasn't some searing media insight but the line "Bednash did a poo" ...

Kimberley Davis, the fifth person to be fired on the latest series of The Apprentice (she's the one who was fired for being rubbish at advertising after the show went to McCann Erickson's offices), has been badgering Chris Macdonald, the chief executive of the agency, for a meeting. Apparently, his diary has suddenly become very, very full ...

Diary is getting some intriguing signals from Belgrave Square about who might be in contention when the time comes for the IPA to break the habit of a lifetime and appoint its first female president. Christine Walker, the queen bee of media, and Cilla Snowball, the Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO chairman, have been mooted for the job in the past, but the presidency remains an exclusively male preserve. However, Diary hears of a new name emerging as a potential president-after-next in 2013. Word is that IPA executives are keeping an eye on the career of Lee Wright, 35, Dare's managing director ...

Glad to hear that Bartle Bogle Hegarty is in touch with its feminine side. The agency tops the media section in Glamour magazine's survey of the best places for women to work ...

The 47th Nabs Rugby Sevens tournament, held on Sunday at Richmond Athletics Ground, was eventually won by News International, which beat Mother in the final game. By all accounts, though, the overall winners were the fans who were served with Budweiser from the beer tent and songs from Ogilvy's Gary Leih in the karaoke tent.

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