Managing Marketing: Media value, transparency and relationships today

Steve Allen, Chief Executive of Fusion Media has seen significant changes in the media landscape in his career and here shares with Darren his views on media value, the problem with lack of media transparency today and the continued importance of having trusted and respected relationships with media owners, media and agencies and the advertisers. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: The role of digital, content and social media in marketing

Jeff Bullas is the CEO at jeffbullas.com and a entrepreneur, blogger, author and marketers, who talks with Darren on the importance of strategy and a focus on return on investment when using digital, content and social media marketing techniques to ensure effectiveness and to focus you on performance in the face of increasing opportunities and options. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: The major challenges facing Marketers and their Brands

Bill Merrick, Managing Director of TrinityP3 UK has had an extensive career as both a marketing director and in regional and global roles on the agency side. Here he chats with Darren on the challenges facing marketers with growing expectations from boards and shareholders, greater accountability, increased demands on their time and resources and reduced average tenure in the role. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: The need for the commercial management of marketing

Peter Rowe is a commercial and marketing professional who chats with Darren on his role as a commercial manager within marketing and the importance of applying commercial management disciplines to the marketing function as a way of proving performance and value. He shares some of the challenges and issues for procurement, marketing and the organisation in making the transition. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: The rapid evolution of marketing procurement?

Brett Colbert, Chief Procurement Officer at MDC Partners discusses with Darren the exciting state of marketing procurement in the US, the need to move beyond savings and create a greater level of collaboration between brand and agencies to deliver increased effectiveness while focusing on opportunities for efficiency and the need to have mutually agreed measures of success and performance. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: The importance of social media making the CEO the public face of business

Suzie Shaw , CEO, We Are Social Australia explores with Darren the role of social media in business today and why the CEO should be taking the lead here representing the public face of the organisation through social media. It challenges the conventional gap between marketing and corporate affairs as they tussle for control of reputation management. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: What keeps the CMO awake at night and why?

Jon Bradshaw, Director of Brand Traction reviews with Darren the issues keeping marketing leaders awake at night and why these issues remain the same in the face of huge disruption in marketing and media. They discuss the focus on implementation often at the expense of strategy and the fact that in complex systems there is no best practice, only emerging practice. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: The expanding role of the media agency in marketing

Mat Baxter, Global Chief Strategy and Creative Office at IPG Mediabrands chats with Darren on media, new business and why media agencies struggle with new business along with the increasing role of data in influencing media decisions and the how media agencies and creative agencies are coming back together with media leading the process and why. Continue reading

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Managing marketing: the death of advertising and the power of creativity

Sean Cummins, Global CEO of Cummins and Partners talks with Darren on the difference between the Australian advertising industry and that in the USA, the fact that advertising is not dead and the need for advertisers to have more fun with their advertising to deliver greater effectiveness and make a difference to the marketplace. Continue reading

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Managing Marketing: Putting the value back into agency remuneration

Mike Duda, Managing Partner of Bullish, explores the role of agencies in creating business value for their clients and yet the business model of the majority of agencies is cost recovery centric and not value based. They discuss the role of performance based models and incentives and the need for agencies to transform their compensation models to thrive. Continue reading

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