Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
So Michael Grade's the man to turn around ITV? Well 1 hr 29 mins
done to the broadcaster for ending its search with a
credible appointment. Grade's got the experience, but
has he got the hunger?

Eurostar's tender document. So basic are the 11 mins 54 secs
questions being asked (eg. what are the challenges
facing challenger brands?), agencies are comparing
them to those asked in graduate interviews.

Casino Royale. Yeah, everyone loves the film, but 39 mins 19 secs
was the product placement a little, well, obvious?

The Nanny State. So we can no longer watch ads for 2 hrs 41 mins
mince pies at Christmas if our kids are watching too.
Neither can Rainey Kelly continue making M&S porn with
chocolate puds. What's the world coming to?

Topics