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Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
Lowe London. If the agency loses John Lewis, what's 4 hrs 10 mins
the point of it? Could it be facing extinction?

The Advertising Association. The departure of Peta 13 mins
Buscombe is a blow, just as she was starting to make a
difference. Still, she's proved it needn't be a
pre-retirement role for tired execs. Who'll replace her?

The IPA presidency. It seems one agency chief has 45 secs
already turned down the opportunity to take up the
challenge. But can the IPA find another candidate with the
gravitas and some creative credentials?

Jerry Yang's exit from the Yahoo! CEO post. The 8 mins
ill-fated talks with Microsoft have dented confidence
in the company. Yang is being held responsible by some.
Can a successor regain momentum?

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