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Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
Nike "courage", courageous it ain't. It's the 4 mins 16 secs
Olympics, it's 20 years of "Just do it" and here
is Nike/Wieden & Kennedy's celebratory effort. You
know it's designed to make the spine tingle, but
simply falls a little flat.

Oops, Abbott Mead Vickers did it again. First its 54 mins 23 secs
ad for Heinz is pulled because it features two men
kissing, now its ad for Snickers is pulled because
Mr T is featured telling a speedwalker that he's a
"disgrace to the man race".

Standard Life's falling out with Saatchi & Saatchi. 13 mins 48 secs
The agency felt it could handle both Axa and Standard
Life, but the latter thought otherwise. It is now
looking for a new agency that will be "solely focused
on our business and strategy". Ouch.

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