Episodes

Ep.12: On brands focusing on Africa with Folake Ani-Mumuney

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David speaks with speaks with Folake Ani- Mumuney, Global Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at First Bank, about why brands need to start focusing more on the African continent.

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Ep.11: On what sustainability means for brands with Reckitt's Sonia Thimmiah

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David speaks with speaks with Sonia Thimmiah, head of Sustainable Brands & Customer Partnerships at Reckitt, about how brands can play a decisive role in shaping the sustainable future the world needs.

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Ep.10: On digital platforms and the cookieless world with “The Ad Contrarian” Bob Hoffman

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David speaks with by “The Ad Contrarian”, Bob Hoffman, about his past as an ad-man, and how the internet changed the industry for ever.

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Ep.9: On purpose, Orlando Bloom and teaching from Tasmania with Professor Mark Ritson

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David speaks with the inimitable marketing professor and industry commentator, Mark Ritson, on the perils of purpose, the fundamentals of marketing and how brands should be more like Tom Hollander and less like Orlando Bloom.

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Ep.8: On making an iconic doll relevant again with Mattel's Lisa McKnight

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David speaks with Lisa McKnight, SVP and Global Head of Barbie & Dolls at Mattel, Inc., on the strategy fueling Barbie's reinvention and growth and the company's new toy line challenging stereotypes.

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Ep.7: On sustainability and courageous marketing with Unilever's Conny Braams

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David speaks with Conny Braams, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at Unilever, about sustainability, courageous marketing and ‘purposeful creativity’.

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Ep.6: On humor and catching the 'F-train' with General Mills' Ivan Pollard

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David speaks with Ivan Pollard, Senior VP and Global Chief Marketing Officer at General Mills, about coming to America, the importance of humour, why marketing can’t be replaced by machines and catching the ‘F-train’.

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Ep.5: On digital transformation with L'Oréal’s Lubomira Rochet

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David speaks with Lubomira Rochet, L'Oréal's Chief Digital Officer, about digital transformation, how her diverse background feeds into her leadership role, the rise of e-commerce and TikTok, and service-based marketing in a ‘cookie-less world’.

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Ep.4: On next generation marketing with Mastercard's Raja Rajamannar

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David speaks with Raja Rajamannar, CMO of Mastercard and WFA President, about his early days in marketing in India, what Covid has changed, the global marketing agenda and Rajamannar's new book on next-generation marketing.

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Ep.3: In conversation with Sir Martin Sorrell

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David speaks with Sir Martin Sorrell about what Covid has changed, his advice for marketers, DEI, Brexit and some regrets on not managing the work-life balance.

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Ep.2: On marketing in times of Covid with Jon Wilkins and Paul Kemp-Robertson

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David speaks with Jon Wilkins, Chairman of Karmarama, and Paul Kemp-Robertson, Co-founder of Contagious, on how brands have responded to the pandemic, highlighting the best (and worst) advertising campaigns and brand actions this year. The trio also discuss how Covid has given pause for reflection and allowed global society to consider in greater depth racism and inequality.

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Ep.1: On Diversity and Inclusion with Belinda Smith and Jerry Daykin

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David speaks with WFA’s Global Diversity Ambassadors, Belinda Smith and Jerry Daykin, on how brands and the industry have responded to amplified issues of racism in the US and globally. The trio also discuss the WFA’s D&I Taskforce, the internal and external facets of diversity and inclusion, as well as issues regarding representation and stereotyping.

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