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"The TV category is no way as good as last year. It's a pretty skinny year and I think that will be reflected in the book. Who knows if we'll give out any awards. There's no one stand-out spot."

- Mother's Mark Waites talks to about the standard of TV entries at this year's D&AD Awards

"Can't say that many Aussies feel this way about London agencies judging by the number of skinny-jeaned, funny-haired, Hoxtonite Australians you find working as coffee boys for these somewhat successful agencies." - PBody commenting on the YouTube viral mocking London advertising agencies

I remember when I was working full-time as a creative director, and I didn't have time to go to the toilet. It was half-hour meeting followed by half-hour meeting, and the commode got emptied every two hours. Some days I got so busy I'd answer my phone with the words of Samuel Beckett: "I must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on." - Steve Henry, a creative's blog

"In difficult economic times you have to think more - you can't throw money at the problem, you have to throw creativity at the problem. Rory is the personification of that. Coming up with creative solutions is exactly where the advertising industry is most needed." - Rupert Howell, ITV's commercial chief, speaking to at Rory Sutherland's inaugural lunch as the IPA president.