Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT Now that's what we call a goody bag. Associated 21 mins 49 secs Newspapers is giving away free Bill Amberg handbags at the party to celebrate the launch of the paid-for version of You magazine. Fallon's latest spot for Velvet toilet tissue. Weird 17 mins 56 secs little baby in a suit acting like a factory manager - doesn't it give you the shivers? Latest name said to be in the frame for the head 1 hour 43 mins honcho's role at Thinkbox: none other than the former Nestle/Muller client Andrew Harrison. The COI anti-smoking pitch. It's going on and on and 2 hours 51 secs on and on and on. Agencies involved are showing signs of madness as they await the crucial "yea" or "nay" phonecall.


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