Diary: Water-Cooler Monitor

What topics have the industry been discussing this week?

THE TALK TIME SPENT Wither Jim Heekin, Euro RSCG's former worldwide 7 hrs 34 mins chief? Everybody expects him to surface at the top of Grey but no announcement has been forthcoming. Is WPP awaiting the US Securities & Exchange Commission's verdict on the financial farrago at McCann Erickson during Heekin's time there? Talking of Heekin, is one of the reasons WPP's Sir 1hr 15 mins Martin Sorrell has been talking to him to get an inside track on whether or not Havas will bid for Aegis? A marriage between the pair would create a global media operation well-placed to give WPP a run for its money. Anybody fancy taking on the Tory account, which is 3 mins 2 secs reportedly on its way out of M&C Saatchi? There's little money or prestige in it these days.