Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? Stevie Spring's unexpected departure from Clear 47 mins 31 secs Channel. Where is the doyenne of the poster industry heading? Kicking them when they are down: Stella Artois has 1 hr 21 mins really dealt Lowe a blow. But the relentless march of globalisation stops for no agency. Two likely bedfellows: Delaney Lund Knox Warren & 11 mins 54 secs Partners and Chiquita Bananas. You can almost hum the inevitable jingle. Celebrity Big Brother. What a triumph for Channel 4. 2 hrs 49 mins The broadcaster got out its chequebook to secure the right mix of celebrities. The mayhem that has ensued has generated masterful PR and some very entertaining television.

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