Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
The Office of Fair Trading's Contract Rights Renewal 3 hours 15 mins
recommendation. All those months waiting for firm
for media execs guidance to create clarity in the TV
market and the and clients, ten OFT basically fudges
the issue and passes the buck seconds for to the
Competition Commission. Further months of
everyone else uncertainty await ITV and advertisers.

General Motors. As if agencies aren't having a tough 53 mins
enough time, there's the small matter of GM's $167 million debt to Interpublic Group and Publicis.
Ouch.

Next week's D&AD Awards. Are you going? Who's 12 mins
going to win? Will the Brits come into their own or
will it be another foreign wipeout?

Susan Boyle. Is she still an ad prospect after failing to 8 mins
win Britain's Got Talent and checking into The Priory?

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