Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
Two theories are emerging as to why Lowe has 12 mins 52 secs
pulled out of the Eurostar pitch.
1. Chief executive Amanda Walsh is mad; it's a
wonderful opportunity for a great account.
2. Amanda Walsh is a genius; Eurostar wants a
hotshop and a network agency didn't have a hope in
hell.

Ugly Betty. Well, the ad campaign worked. Everyone's 28 mins 24 secs
talking about it and it drew in a robust
4.5 million viewers. But will it hold on to them
this week?

January abstinence. Yawnarama. 7 mins 59 secs

Asda's new marketing chief, Rick Bendel, may have 47 mins 18 secs
been persuaded to stay within the Publicis family for
now, but there isn't a new-business director in town
who doesn't hope for a full pitch later in the year.

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