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Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
TBWA: Now it has the chance for a creative fresh start, 1 hr 2 mins
where will it find a new executive creative director
from? Available UK talent is thin on the ground, but
there isn't a long tradition of overseas creatives who've
made good UK department heads either.

The InBev/Anheuser-Busch merger. It will take ages 10 mins 35 secs
to get round to thinking about the ad agency rosters,
but expect some shake-up next year.

The latest Bellwether Report, more marketing cuts 12 mins 39 secs
equals more bad news for the ad industry. We've all
seen it coming, of course, but has adland done enough
to insulate itself from the worst effects?

The new 3G iPhone. Have you got one yet? 2 mins 55 secs
It's set to be the must-have gadget of the year.

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