Diary: Water-cooler monitor

What topics have the industry been discussing this week?


"Get me a talent manager." They're all 19 mins 43 secs
the rage; the ultimate accessory for
any successful agency. Just don't call
them HR executives.

At last the saga's over. Starcom has resolved 35 mins 24 secs
its planning problem with the appointment
of Pru Parkinson. Phew.

The Boots Christmas ad. From Harry Hill to David 9 mins 49 secs
LaChapelle in just 24 months. You've come a long
way, Mother.

9pm, Sunday nights. Cancel all plans. Stay in and 23 mins 39 secs
watch telly. The channels are throwing everything
at audience figures, and viewers stand to gain.
This week, we had Lord of the Rings, Frost and
Planet Earth to choose from.