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Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
The latest IPA Census showing record numbers 1hr 3 mins
working at agencies is cold comfort. It's next year's
Census that we have to worry about.

Publicis Groupe lands the EUR1 billion account 32 mins 15 secs
for Carrefour, France's second-largest advertiser.
And it happened without a pitch. If only Maurice
Levy could do the same for his London agencies.

What sort of money is DraftFCB throwing at 13 mins 12 secs
Mark Fiddes to take creative command in London? You
can bet he'll earn it.

Looks as though Alexander Lebedev, the former 1hr 14 mins
KGB spook turned Evening Standard owner, is as
shrewd as ever. Apparently, he'll close the paper
in three years if it fails to thrive.

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