Diary: Water-cooler monitor

What topics have the industry been discussing this week?


The TBWA\London saga continues to draw crowds. 1 hour 13 mins

This week the speculation is that should Paul

Bainsfair hire Jim Kelly as chief executive, he

might be able to bring the £18 million Lloyds

account with him, neatly filling the gap left by the

defection of Abbey earlier this year.

Or ... will he opt for the former Wieden & Kennedy 43 mins 56 secs

managing director Amy Smith? She's said to be looking

for a return to the UK.

"Have you secured a freebie ticket to the Lions Tour 4 hours 39 mins

in New Zealand yet?" is a question echoing around the

corridors of most media agencies.

Publicis Groupe is said to be raising cash, fuelling 18 mins 19 secs

speculation that there's a big acquisition on the way.