Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT Life at JWT. This time last year the agency was set to 1 hr 57 mins overtake Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO as the biggest-billing shop in the UK. Now, however,BBH is all over Vodafone, JWT has lost Persil and Axa, missed out on BA and Sainsbury's ... oh, and it has fired the AAR. What next for Steve Harrison, Harrison Troughton 41 mins 18 secs Wunderman's executive creative director, who completes his HTW earn-out at the end of the year? Some say he'll become the chairman, with a brief to improve the network's global creative output. With Publicis out of the running for Aegis, will Sir 2 hrs 27 mins Martin Sorrell's shopping habit see WPP extend its media clout even further? Bartle Bogle Hegarty. There's no stopping it. 2 hrs 48 mins

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