Diary: Water-Cooler Monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT The downside of a brilliant new-business 11 mins 29 secs performance. Bartle Bogle Hegarty's Persil and British Airways wins mean it needs to staff up, fast. Word on the street is that headhunters have drained florists of congratulatory bouquets for BBH. Flowers aside, can the agency maintain quality control? Steve Allan's promotion at MediaCom leaves the UK 1 hr 17 mins agency's chief executive's chair empty. Who will step up? Pundits lean towards Nick Lawson, while David Kyffin is the second favourite. Dark days at United. The newly named WPP network 1 hr 51 mins lost Coke and Samsung last week. Its UK outpost, HHCL, is without a chief executive and now it seems Jonathan Burley is heading out. What will Andy Berlin do to turn things around?

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