Diary: The show must go on

The Guardian may have burnt through £70 million in cash in the current financial year but the good times aren't over.

Glastonbury: The Guardian has questions
Glastonbury: The Guardian has questions

"Are you going to the Glastonbury Festival this year?" an online survey on The Guardian’s website asks. "If so, we would really appreciate it if over the next few months you could tell us your thoughts and opinions on the festival and your experience of The Guardian before, during and after Glastonbury." But surely, like the 60s, if you can remember it, you weren’t really there…

Wanted: more diverse VIPs
And so to Belgrave Square for the IPA’s New Year’s drinks reception. Given the high proportion of ageing white men at the event, the audience last Thursday night served as supporting evidence for the IPA’s recent findings that the industry could be more diverse – as the IPA president, Tom Knox (pictured), acknowledged in his speech. Maybe the IPA could mirror its target for agencies (40 per cent women and 15 per cent BAME) when putting together the guestlist for its shindigs. 

Virtual Framps may soon be a reality
Campaign’s favourite media agency chief executive on social media, Paul Frampton (pictured, below), is at it again. "Leaders that truly get it recognise that social allows them to walk the floor virtually, interact & gather inspiration from their talent, whilst real-time updating on the direction of the business," he writes on LinkedIn. Havas Media wags note that this talk of a virtual presence coincides with Framps getting a holiday pad in Ibiza.

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Social photos of the week, 22 January 2016

As it turns 90, Publicis Groupe has launched the Publicis90 project, investing €10 million in 90 start-ups.

The British Arrows is showing off its armoury ahead of the awards in March.

BMB created the marketing collateral for the powerful thalidomide documentary, of which Trevor Beattie was an executive producer.

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