C. Courtier

PODCAST

Charles Courtier discusses M&A and agency culture

Charles Courtier is the Chairman at MSQ Partners and a legend in media and advertising. He’s been in the industry for 30 years and has had a fascinating career. He became the Global CEO of MEC (Wavemaker) for 14 years, responsible for 5000 people across 80 markets. Over that time MEC quadrupled in size and became a $1 billion business and one of the world's top 5 media agencies. This is a master class on all things media and advertising. He's also one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Nathan Anibaba
February 24, 2021

L. McCahill

PODCAST

Laurence McCahill on community building, brand purpose and happiness

Laurence McCahill is a Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.  He is on a mission to inspire, empower and connect entrepreneurs and leaders that want to create lives and businesses rich with purpose.  After running a digital agency for 10 years, Laurence and his co-founder have devoted themselves to realizing their vision for The Happy Start-up School creating experiences, programs and an accidental community of like-minded people.

Nathan Anibaba

J. Trimble

PODCAST

Jonathan Trimble discusses creative capital and building scale-ups

Jonathan Trimble is the CEO of And Rising. They work with the world’s fastest growing scale-ups, helping them to become universally loved brands of tomorrow. He has some strong opinions about the future of brands. He says ‘five years from now, we won’t recognise most of the brands we see as universal’. This is a deep dive conversation into the state of the traditional advertising agency model, why he made the pivot to this new creative capital model.

Nathan Anibaba
February 10, 2021

K. Kallot

PODCAST

Kate Kallot discusses AI and social change

Kate Kallot is the Head of Emerging Areas at NVIDIA, the largest AI company in the world. She builds large complex AI ecosystems and developer communities to drive forward innovation focused on solving real-world problems. Kate believes in the power of AI to drive social change. Using tech innovation she aims at helping accelerate economic development in emerging markets.

Nathan Anibaba

P. Collister

PODCAST

Patrick Collister on what makes great agency businesses

Patrick Collister is the former Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather UK. In 2013 he became creative director of The ZOO, Google's client-facing creative think-tank. He is also the author of How to use innovation and creativity in the workplace. He is now a Non-exec CD at Ad-Lib. The only UK based Google Creative Marketing Partner. Patrick is also a curator of The Caples Awards.

Nathan Anibaba

K. Howell

PODCAST

Katy Howell on growth, diversity and breaking the social boring

Katy Howell is the CEO of immediate future.  She has run the company for almost 17 years where everything they do is underpinned with social data. Campaigns are built around four main skills to break the social boring: Strategy fit for social Thumb-stopping creative Performance smashing paid social Social media management with a mission

Nathan Anibaba
January 18, 2021

A.Wilkie

PODCAST

Andrew Wilkie on engaging advertising, bravery and live events

Andrew Wilkie is a board Director at Touch Associates. He spent around 20 years at Saatchi and Saatchi and became Managing Director at GUM the branded content division creating some breathtaking films, TV documentaries, events and music.

Nathan Anibaba
January 11, 2021

K. Gilbert

PODCAST

Kimi Gilbert shares practical advice on new business for agencies

Kimi Gilbert is the Managing Partner for The Future Factory. They are one of the UK’s leading business development consultancies. They work with Creative, Comms and Digital agencies. With a mix of lead generation, board level coaching, market insights and consultancy, they help to make the future more predictable for agency Owners, Founders and Directors. Since 2011, they have helped to shape the future of more than 300 agencies, contributing to new business wins in excess of £100m.

Nathan Anibaba
January 6, 2021

Abeed.J

PODCAST

Abeed Janmohamed on growth strategies for technology and media businesses

Abeed Janmohamed is the founder and Director at VOGL. He is an experienced C-Level Executive & Board Member with a demonstrable history of working with startups and high growth businesses.  He has extensive experience in Business Development, Revenue Operations, Commercial Strategy, Pricing and Investment Strategy. Experience across AdTech, Martech, Blockchain, IOT, Sport Sponsorship and Information/Data Security.

Nathan Anibaba
December 21, 2020

C. Kemp

PODCAST

Chris Kemp discusses how agencies win new business

Chris Kemp is the owner of Ingenuity, a new business consultancy for agencies and brands, specialising in lead generation, new business events, pitch management, brand partnerships, PR and content.  Agency clients include BBH, MCcann, Weber Shandwick and they have also worked with a number of  leading brands, including Sainsbury’s, EE, Amazon, Aldi, Nestle, Loriel, SKY, Wilkinson and Coca-Cola.

Nathan Anibaba
December 14, 2020

David.vS

PODCAST

David van Schaick on the importance of brand in complex B2B decisions

David Van Schaick is the CMO of The Marketing Practice, one of the leading global B2B marketing agencies in the country with revenues over £17 million. The arc of his career tracks the development of behavioural science and behavioural economics and how that discipline has been adopted by the marketing profession and made popular by books like Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Khanneman and predictably irrational, Dan Ariely.

Nathan Anibaba
December 9, 2020

T.Littleton

PODCAST

Tamara Littleton on crisis management and social media

Tamara Littleton is the founder and CEO of The Social Element. They are a 300 person global social media agency providing social media solutions to some of the world’s biggest brands including Diageo, Toyota, Mondelēz, HSBC and Nissan.  She founded the company in 2002, pre Facebook.  By 2017, they had become the largest independent social media agency with the biggest global reach of anyone in this space.

Nathan Anibaba
December 1, 2020

R.Hall

PODCAST

Ryan Hall discusses agency growth & “Slow Selling”

Ryan Hall has built a career transforming how B2B sales is done and how sustainable pipelines are built. He is the Growth Chief Officer at The Zeitgeist and has held leadership roles in, Karmarama, Accenture and TH_NK. Including two successful exits. He also works with a range of B2B businesses and has sold and supported over £100m of deals in his career.

Nathan Anibaba
November 24, 2020

A.Ainsley

PODCAST

Ashleigh Ainsley discusses talent, diversity and technology

Ashleigh Ainsleigh is the co Founder of Color in tech and Black Tech Fest. A fascinating organisation helping increase access, awareness and opportunities to underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Partners include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Deepmind, JP Morgan, Box, Tiki’s Tok, WPP. We go deep into the weeds as to what the challenges are and what can be done and the progress that is being made.

Nathan Anibaba
November 17, 2020

J.Harvey

PODCAST

Jeremy Harvey discusses brand insight and creativity

Jeremy Harvey  founded Clarity in 2005 with his business partner and long time collaborator Chris Morris. Deriving from larger agency backgrounds, Clarity was formed to be a different kind of agency, with a more focussed hand picked team built around specialist sectors and with a passion for creating clear, motivating communication that cut-through in this increasingly noisy marketplace.

Nathan Anibaba
November 9, 2020

N.Anibaba

PODCAST

Nathan Anibaba discusses 100 episodes of Agency Dealmasters

This week we have a very special episode. Episode 100! This time the tables are turned and we get our awesome editor Krzysztof Blaszczyk to interview me! We started the podcast on 20th January 2019. It’s been the greatest learning experience of my life and it’s been so awesome and humbling to speak to so many of you listening.

Nathan Anibaba
October 30, 2020

S.Bradbury

PODCAST

Stuart Bradbury discusses experiential marketing

Stuart Bradbury is the Managing Director of Avantgarde.  If you are at all interested in how to create world class global brand experiences for the likes of Mercedes/BMW, Porsche, Samsung and other global brands then this is the podcast for you.  They worked with Samsung on the Olympic torch relays for London 2012. Where they had a Million of people in the streets with the torch. 

Nathan Anibaba
October 20, 2020

J.Hine

PODCAST

Joe Hine on M&A Lockdowns in 2020

Joe Hine is a Partner at SI Partners Global He has been involved some of the biggest deals in the creative services space. He was involved in the sale of Velocity Partners' stake to Next 15. The sale or 'All of us to BCG' and the sale of Market Gravity to Deloitte. He is uniquely qualified to talk about the M&A experience in 2020.

Nathan Anibaba
October 16, 2020

R.Parsons

PODCAST

Richard Parsons on the importance of fame in B2B marketing

Richard Parsons is the co founder and managing director at True. He holds no punches, he says; 'B2B marketers have lost their way, they have chased the money and jumped on the thought leadership band wagon. In his words agencies were just taking briefs from clients and robotically putting it though their design process without too much thought or added value.

Nathan Anibaba
October 7, 2020

J.Collis

PODCAST

James Collis discusses B2B tech, agency growth & working from anywhere

James Collis is the founder and managing director of Revere agency. A phenomenally successful insight-driven B2B marketing agency with clients like Avanade, VMware, Worldpay and Sitecore. We discuss, what it takes to build a world-beating technology agency and what mistakes to avoid along the way.

Nathan Anibaba
September 30, 2020

C.Bagnall

PODCAST

Chris Bagnall on becoming the biggest B2B comms group in the world

Chris Bagnall is the founder and CEO of Transmission Agency.  They are in the top 5 B2B only international agencies in the world. and just in case you were wondering, that list of 5 starts at above 25 million US dollars. They’ve been either the first or second fastest growing B2B agency HQd UK for the last 4 years in a row. They are the 42nd fastest growing business in the UK, according to the FT. Their goal is to become the biggest, most respected B2B comms group in the world. They’ve done this with all organic growth, no investors.

Nathan Anibaba
September 23, 2020

D.Crawford

PODCAST

David Crawford discusses Covid 6 month in – Where are we now?

David Crawford is the founder of the Digital strategy unit. If there is anyone who can bring us to date and give us an accurate account of the lessons and learnings from the last 6 months, it’s David Crawford. He has actually written an excellent piece related to this on LinkedIn called 6 from 6. The link is in the description.

Nathan Anibaba
September 18, 2020

M.Merron

PODCAST

Mandy Merron on building and realising value, M&A and recessions

Mandy Merron is a partner at Moore Kingston Smith. They are one of the Uk’s leading accountants and business advisors, with over 500 employees and 60 partners. Their network spans 30,000 people across 100 countries. They have been around since 1923. Mandy now runs the media business which is now over 100 people.

Nathan Anibaba
September 8, 2020

K.Andrews

PODCAST

Karish Andrews discusses M&A, value creation and diversity

Karish Andrews is a Partner at Lewis Silkin a top 100 Uk law firm, he also spent 3 years at the Magic circle firm Freshfield Bruckhouse Derringer. We discuss: Agency M&A Building value back into your business Who’s buying all the creative services firms today Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession 

Nathan Anibaba
September 2, 2020

B.Scoggins

PODCAST

Ben Scoggins on talent and technology for brands and agencies

Ben Scoggins is the managing director of Organic Agency. He spent the early part of his career in some of the most prestigious agencies in the world. Y&R, DDB and Ogilvy. He now runs organic a 50 person agency in Exeter south Devon and delivers fantastic work for clients like HSBC, Argos and the Body Shop.  He spent the first few months in the role narrowing in on a compelling client proposition, developing the culture and hiring amazing talent. which we discuss at length because its such a crucial part of any agency’s value.

Nathan Anibaba
August 25, 2020

J.Cross

PODCAST

James Cross discusses dealmaking in creative services firms

James Cross is a parter at the Global Law firm K&L Gates. He is a deal junkie and loves the rush of M&A. He loves helping founders and owners sell their businesses and build some close and long-lasting relationships in the process. He spent 7 years at Reed Smith where he helped build out their private equity practice

Nathan Anibaba
August 18, 2020

N.Clark

PODCAST

Nick Clark discusses growing B2B technology brands

Nick Clark is the Managing Director of Nelson Bostok. After being with the business for over 20 years and MD for 7, there is very little he doesn't know about growing B2B technology brands. Toshiba has been a client for 30 years, Cannon for 18 years.

Nathan Anibaba
August 11, 2020

D.McQueen

PODCAST

David McQueen discusses race and discrimination in the media industry

David McQueen is the co-founder of Q-Squared. He is an expert in leadership communication, workplace culture and presentation skills. He consults and speaks with senior leaders all over the country including, a certain Sir Richard Branson. We discuss the challenges for all minorities as they climb their professional careers in the UK but David pays particular attention to the challenges facing black professions.

Nathan Anibaba
August 4, 2020

D.Shah

PODCAST

Deepa Shah on the keys to successful agency growth

Deepa Shah is a rockstar in the world of corporate finance for creative businesses, having worked within two of the largest global advertising holding groups in the world. Deepa was the CFO for Omnicom Emea and Apac for 13 years before becoming CFO for Publicis Sapient.

Nathan Anibaba
July 30, 2020

D.Hieatt

PODCAST

David Hieatt discusses building brands that last

David Hieatt is the Co-Founder of Hiut Denim Co and The Do Lectures. He is building them into influential global brands. The quest for Hiut is to get 400 people their jobs back in a small town that used to have Britain's biggest jeans factory. He is also the author of 3 books, DO Purpose, Do Open and Path of a DOer. If you only listen to one podcast this year, this is it....

Nathan Anibaba
July 22, 2020

L.Snell

PODCAST

Lucy Snell on creating new business pipelines for agencies

Lucy Snell is the founder of Cherry, Helping creative and digital agencies compete and grow. Working with agencies on all areas of new business & marketing. She’s helped win business in pretty much every sector both in the UK and globally. I've worked with all types of creative agencies, across every discipline, of all shapes and sizes from global networks to start-ups.

Nathan Anibaba
July 14, 2020

A.Ross

PODCAST

Aaron Ross discusses growing multi million pound businesses

Aaron Ross is the Co-CEO PredictableRevenue.com, keynote speaker, author "Predictable Revenue and From Impossible To Inevitable". He is an inductee to the sales hall of fame and Dad of 9. He now lives in Edinburgh.

Nathan Anibaba
July 8, 2020

Mac+Moore

PODCAST

Jess MacIntyre & Nat Moores discuss profit & purpose

Jessica Macintyre and Natalie Moores are the co-founders of Mac+Moore an innovative communications consultancy that combine the science + magic of marketing to create a positive impact. They were founded on the belief that great businesses can be both profitable + do good in the world. But without the right marketing communications, they can't do either.

Nathan Anibaba
June 30, 2020

B. Jiwa

PODCAST

Bernadette Jiwa on the power of story

Bernadette Jiwa is a recognised global authority on business philosophy and the role of identity and story in business, innovation and marketing. She is the author of several best-selling books on marketing and brand storytelling including: Make your ideas matter, the fortune cookie principle, marketing a love story and her latest book, Story-driven, you don’t need to compete when you know who you are.

Nathan Anibaba
June 25, 2020

T.Doust

PODCAST

Tim Doust discusses pitching and winning new business

Tim Doust has been in the Media & Marketing industry for over 30 years, his biggest achievement to date has been launching Inferno (one of London's leading integrated agencies). They had the highest pitch to win ratio of any London agency.

Nathan Anibaba
June 16, 2020

Martin.P

PODCAST

Martin Palethorpe discusses becoming the best leader you can

Martin Palethorpe is the founder and executive coach at the Pragma Group, they are a team of high-level Executive Coaches & Consultants, working with CEOs and CxOs. He is passionate about inspiring and challenging CEOs & CxOs to be better leaders, to achieve their potential building healthy high-performing teams & organisations. His teaching about the Human Mind is at the core of his work. He’s also an adventurer, having raced to the north pole and run across deserts.

Nathan Anibaba
June 10, 2020

A.Dhunna

PODCAST

Asad Dhunna on how we solve the diversity problem in media and marketing

Asad Dhunna is the founder of The Unmistakables, the agency delivers diversity differently, they make diversity everyone’s business. They deliver a ‘difference dividend’. That’s what they call the commercial, conversational or cultural returns created from diversity, which drive the bottom line and make business better. Best new agency as rated by Oystercatchers Start-up agency of the year - The Drum Best in diversity & inclusion - The Drum BAME business of the year - Great British Business Awards

Nathan Anibaba
June 3, 2020

S.Lindsay

PODCAST

Sandy Lindsay MBE discusses how businesses are innovating at this time

Sandy Lindsay is the Chair of Tangerine comms, One of the UK’s leading integrated communication consultancies. She’s also the Non-executive director for many tech and not for-profit businesses. She’s involved in over 10 businesses in some capacity.

Nathan Anibaba
May 27, 2020

C.Austin

PODCAST

Colin Campbell Austin discusses talent & development in the media industry

Colin Campbell Austin is the co-founder of MenTall, a socially responsible organisation focusing on the issues surrounding mental health, diversity and inclusivity from the male perspective. 

Nathan Anibaba
May 20, 2020

S.Ginai

PODCAST

Shazia Ginai discusses the science of influencing human behaviour

Shazia Ginai is the CEO of Neuro-Insight. They are a neuromarketing and neuro analytics company that uses unique brain-imaging technology to measure how the brain responds to communications. This allows them to deliver unique consumer insight, and reveal how a piece of design or advertising is affecting people at both a rational and an emotional level.

Nathan Anibaba
May 13, 2020

K.Saxton

PODCAST

Kathleen Saxton discusses executive level leadership in media and technology

Kathleen Saxton is the Founder of The Lighthouse Company with offices in London and New York. Their goal is to work with the most talented leaders globally within the Media, Marketing and Advertising sector. They build Superteams for their clients and pioneer new talent management. 

Nathan Anibaba
May 6, 2020

A.Tuckwell

PODCAST

Adam Tuckwell says: ‘This is when leaders show their true colors’

Adam Tuckwell is the Commercial Director at Mobas, the Brand Transformation Agency, leading marketing campaigns for a variety of national and international clients. Adam is also the co-founder of PRHub, a regional network of PR professionals in the East of England and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of PR.

Nathan Anibaba
May 4, 2020

D.Kessler

PODCAST

Doug Kessler asks ‘is it ok to do normal marketing yet?’

Doug Kessler is Creative Director, Co-Founder, Velocity Partners. A multi award-winning London-based, B2B content marketing agency. They help their clients develop compelling stories, then drive these stories into the marketplace.

Nathan Anibaba
April 27, 2020

G.Watson

PODCAST

Giulia Watson on how brands can help people and communities through this crisis

Giulia Watson is the Head of the Change Accelerator at Revolt, helping NGOs, activists and changemakers supercharge their revolutions through the power of branding. Where action and creativity meet to have real impact.

Nathan Anibaba
April 23, 2020

M.Lambert

PODCAST

Marcus Lambert discusses business continuity planning

Marcus Lambert is an entrepreneurial CTO and software architect for Omobono, the digital agency for business brands.  He measures success by delivering exactly what the user needs wrapped in a compelling UX on time and on budget. 

Nathan Anibaba
April 22, 2020

T.Hill

PODCAST

Tim Hill discusses is this a good time or bad time to sell?

Tim Hill is Growth and Development director for Hill & Partners. His purpose is to help independent creative and design businesses grow faster, perform better and build sustainable client relationships. As Managing Director, he’s led business transformation, re-starting growth, restructuring and re-energising businesses.

Nathan Anibaba
April 20, 2020

C.Philip

PODCAST

Collette Philip discusses how brands should communicate right now

Collette Philip is the founder and managing director of Brand by Me. She specialises in is helping brands that drive positive change and social impact. Everything she does is about putting strategy at the heart of brands and unlocking brands to achieve transformation.

Nathan Anibaba
April 17, 2020

Sally.H

PODCAST

Sally Henderson discusses the help senior leaders need most

Sally Henderson is an Executive Change Mentor, offering support, advice & help to senior leaders to keep you & your business going during the challenges ahead. 

Nathan Anibaba
April 15, 2020

R.Wood

PODCAST

Richard Wood says ‘This is an exciting time for marketers’

Richard Wood is the Managing Director of Six & Flow, a Manchester-based growth Marketing agency working across digital to help grow businesses through brand awareness and Customer acquisition.

Nathan Anibaba
April 13, 2020

Michael.S

PODCAST

Michael Scantlebury says ‘Everything is a moving target’

Michael Scantlebury is the Founder of Impero a modern, independent creative agency - winner of five Agency of the Year Awards. Impero's clients include Martell Cognac, Ugg shoes, The Volvic water brands at Danone,  Lindt & Sprungli, Havana Club Rum and General Mills.

Nathan Anibaba
April 9, 2020