We invite guests at different stages of their business careers into our dog kennel to chew over the issues that matter to them and dig up some tasty morsels for listeners.
Curated by Propeller Group Chairman Martin Loat.
Dog ’n’ Bone: Mark Howe
Dog ‘n’ Bone host Martin Loat welcomes ad media industry figurehead and Google MD for Ad Agencies in EMEA - Mark Howe - ahead of his “semi-retirement” after an illustrious 41-year career.
The pair touch on a range of topics, including supply chain issues in the media industry, client side suspicion of overpromising agencies, a greater need for transparency and how a tech company cull is an inevitability.
The episode also features questions from our call-in guests:
Stevie Spring, Chairman, British Council;
Sarah Parkes, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Talon Outdoor;
Rachel Forde, CEO, UM London;
Mike Anderson, Media Consultant.
WARNING: This episode features personal anecdotes from a previous era in the media industry, listener discretion is advised!
Dog ’n’ Bone: Dimitriou, Perea-Usher & Thompson
In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone we welcome three guests onto the show to discuss the challenges of running a region or market as part of a bigger international business.
Joining us in the studio are Andrew Dimitriou - Chief Executive Officer at VMLY&R EMEA, Victoria Perea-Usher - Vice President, Marketing Communications at JCB International (Europe) Ltd and dialling in virtually is Paul Thompson - UK Country Manager and Advisor Netherlands at Seedtag.
The episode touches on how culture and management can differ between different regions and how that is reconciled, how much upward management our guests have to do and whether adopting work from home policies can cause friction.
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Dog ’n’ Bone: Lawson Muncaster
In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone we welcome CityAM co-founder and Managing Director Lawson Muncaster to the show to discuss the big issues he’s tackled in his career, from launching a free newspaper brand to navigating the business through Covid.
Host and curator Martin Loat weaves questions in from our call in guests who include:
Martin Gilbert, Chairman, AssetCo PLC, Revolut & Net Zero Technology Centre
Philippa Brown, CEO, PHD Worldwide
Nick Theakstone, Chief Global Investment Officer, GroupM
The episode touches on the challenge of running a print edition while contending with continually falling London foot traffic, how City A.M. has diversified into other revenue streams, the ‘political voice’ of the paper, his critical views of modern agency practices and why he views them as ‘lazy’ and, being a Scot, what he thinks of Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish independence movement.
Dog ’n’ Bone: Mandy Merron
On this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone, we welcome Mandy Merron onto the show to discuss her illustrious 30 year career as an advertising agency M&A expert. Host and curator Martin Loat steers the discussion, weaving questions in from our call in guests:
Jo Evans, Partner, Lewis Silkin
Pete Reid, Chief Executive Officer, MSQ Partners
MT Rainey OBE, Trustee at The Booker Prize Foundation
Felix Velarde, Founder and CEO of the 2Y3X Programme
Nick Glover, Founder and Group CEO, Territory Studio / New Territory
The episode explores Mandy's ‘Enterprise Value 10’ which guides the value of an agency and how one looking to sell up can fit in as “the missing piece in the buyer’s jigsaw puzzle.”
The pair also discuss the naked truth behind Mandy’s most complicated deal, the danger of ‘buyer boredom’ - and how a client tried to position paying for therapy as a tax-free gift!
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Dog ’n’ Bone: Wayne Garvie
Host and curator Martin Loat welcomes old university pal and current Sony Pictures Television International President Wayne Garvie.
The discussion explores the production and impact of worldwide hits such as The Crown and Education, asseses the possibility of casting a black actor to portray Winston Churchill - and reveals the story behind the hiring of Jeremy Clarkson as the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
The old friends-turned-media-leaders also field questions from industry peers Claire Enders, Anita Rani and the legendary Joan Collins.
Please visit https://www.warchild.org.uk/ to learn more about and support Wayne’s charity of choice.
Dog ’n’ Bone: Claire Enders
In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone podcast, we welcome Claire Enders, Founder and CEO of Enders Analysis - the company so synonymous with producing and publishing media research and reports it is often referred to as ‘Endless Analysis’. Its subscribers include industry giants such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Google, Vivendi, Virgin Media and Ofcom.
The annual Media and Telecoms 2022 & Beyond conference, which Claire jointly runs with consulting firm Deloitte, returns in person on the 12th May. Our host Martin Loat caught up with Claire on a range of topics, including answering questions from our call-in guests: Stephen Van Rooyen, CEO of Sky Europe, David Pemsel, Founder & CEO of ScienceMagic.Inc and Stephen Woodford CEO of the Advertising Association.
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Great insights from great people in the world of business
Brilliant insights from a great roster of guests
Martin gathers some excellent guests to discuss a range of business topics.
Real guests with real insights
Great to hear convos with leaders on the frontline of media/marketing - real people talking real issues. Refreshing!