Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
Innocent has kicked-off yet another pitch, its fourth 2 hrs 42 mins
in a staggering two years. Will it stick to its promise
to treat agencies with respect this time? In this
market, you can bet there will be no shortage of
agencies lining up to find out.

Who will be Michael Grade's successor at ITV? Of 2 hrs 35 mins
the many names in the frame (Stephen Carter,
Ian McCulloch, Rupert Howell), insiders are tipping
Michael Jackson or some nameless City big-hitter ...

D&AD judging last week was a bit of a sorry 1 hr 23 mins
indictment of last year's creative output. Judges felt
the standard of TV ads was well below par, and are
warning there might not be a single TV black Pencil.

The London Marathon. What was your time? 8 mins

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