Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT Old rivals square up: As the prospect of a Sky review 39 mins 29 secs emerges, expect a face-off between CHI and BMB. CHI will leverage its new group chief executive Nick Howarth's contacts with the broadcaster, while Trevor Beattie and the Sky chief, Dawn Airey, have a rapport dating back to her time at five and his at TBWA. News International's media pitch: MindShare will be 13 mins 54 secs hoping that its decision to hand the Express account to MediaCom will pay dividends. Agency of the year. October is the time to begin 3 hrs 12 mins assessing annual performances and start putting together presentations for the various categories in Campaign's Agency of the Year report. Will Bartle Bogle Hegarty get it for the third consecutive year? Has HSBC's campaign flourished at JWT?