Diary: Water-Cooler Monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT. Alison Burns and Nick Bell. How will the new dream 1 hr 32 mins team work together at JWT? Both are well known for the strength of their opinions so expect some sparks to fly. The Barclays media pitch. It is all the media 1 hr 47 mins agencies are interested in these days. Tipsters are backing Walker Media for victory. Launching luxury divisions. This seems to be the 51 mins 49 secs latest must-have accessory in the integrated world of modern communications. M&C Saatchi and Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy are already doing it. Are you? The end of an era. Simon Marquis is to leave 32 mins 12 secs ZenithOptimedia next month.