Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT What are Hicklin Slade's outgoing creative directors, 2 hrs 32 mins Malcolm Caldwell and Adam Haywood, up to? And will their departure have an impact on the agency's Honda business? Roll up, roll up, roll up. With the Greg Dyke bid firmly 1 hr 50 mins rejected, when will the next raft of suitors for ITV show their hand? "The Guardian's £5 million advertising account 45 mins 43 secs is a shoo-in to The Red Brick Road." Well, that's what all the agencies that didn't make the shortlist are claiming, anyway. Thinkbox's appointment of Tess Alps as its new 32 mins 23 secs chief executive. All agree that it's great news for Thinkbox but bad news for PHD.

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