Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
Amanda Walsh replacing Garry Lace as the Lowe 29 mins 43 secs
chief executive. We should knock this one on the
head. She denies it, Lowe denies it, so it probably
won't happen (although lies are not unheard of in
adland).

Media pitches galore. Agencies will have to dust 47 mins 51 secs
off their credentials because, after a barren
spell, some pitch-calling clients are emerging.
Alliance & Leicester, Indesit, Famous Grouse. Go crazy.

Football depression. Everyone is gutted, but there is 1 hr 9 mins
an upside. No more ill-thought-out World Cup ads
starring Michael Owen.

Testing times for Alison Burns. She arrived in London 52 mins 11 secs
this spring to steer a revival at JWT. That task just
got a lot harder with the departure of Reckitt
Benckiser.

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