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"Brilliantly conceived, beautifully produced and the sell of the year in my book. Well done team BMB for reminding us all that we're not quite as good as we think we are." - Garry Lace is a fan of Beattie McGuinness Bungay's latest McCain ad

"I think now is a good time to go and get a job in a big network agency. I'm working on the same principle that now is a good time to go on holiday to Dubai - because who knows what the f*ck will be left by this time next year." - Steve Henry, a creative's blog

"'But there's a limit to what can be done until the ethnic profile of the top universities changes.' So, stop recruiting from universities exclusively then? The industry has always boasted that conventional standards of intelligence (a degree; I know nobody cared about mine) are no barrier to entry as long as you work hard and think laterally. And Diagonal Thinking itself was supposed to be a tool to get atypical candidates in. But it solely exists online, so why does it need to only reach certain places? Come on, guys, we're in marketing. Surely we can manage this?" - James Mitchell on the IPA's Diagonal Thinking initiative

"We have decided we won't be sending out Xmas cards this year. Instead, we've decided to have 'a happening' to which everyone is welcome. We're going to film it and put it online. Our happening will be entitled 'SANDWICHED BETWEEN JOY AND HOPE'. It will take place towards the end of next week." - The Beta blog.