Diary: Water-cooler monitor

What topics has the industry been discussing this week?

THE TALK TIME SPENT Will Argos' decision to drop its incumbent, Euro RSCG 1 hr 2 mins London, from the pitch for its £35 million creative account be followed by a parting of the ways between the agency and its chief executive, Ben Langdon? Gossips suggest he is thinking of setting up a holding company or doing a start-up. Will it be a case of one in, one out at FCB London? 37 mins 52 secs Nigel Jones has presumably been promised booty aplenty to come aboard and grab the helm of the rudderless vessel. But it's odds-on that Al Young, the agency's creative director, will soon be jumping ship. Is anybody going to rush to join the Harrods roster? 12 mins 34 secs M&C Saatchi, not noted for parting lightly with business, resigned after only seven months, citing a strained, difficult relationship with the client.