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Are you constantly thinking and preparing for What's Next? Our podcast seeks to gain a diverse perspective on What's Next for the working world, the real world, the virtual world, our careers, our planet, our businesses, our happiness, and much more! But don't worry, our big ideas are in 20-minute bite-sized chunks!

I'm your host Karim Kanji, and I am excited to share talks with business leaders, professors, specialists, authors, thinkers, basically the people who know their stuff on What's Next in their space. If you're as curious as I am about what's next, join me and invest 20 minutes of your day exploring big ideas and innovative thoughts.

The podcast is brought to you by Active International, a global leader in Corporate Trade within the Media & Advertising industry.

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Are you constantly thinking and preparing for What's Next? Our podcast seeks to gain a diverse perspective on What's Next for the working world, the real world, the virtual world, our careers, our planet, our businesses, our happiness, and much more! But don't worry, our big ideas are in 20-minute bite-sized chunks!

I'm your host Karim Kanji, and I am excited to share talks with business leaders, professors, specialists, authors, thinkers, basically the people who know their stuff on What's Next in their space. If you're as curious as I am about what's next, join me and invest 20 minutes of your day exploring big ideas and innovative thoughts.

The podcast is brought to you by Active International, a global leader in Corporate Trade within the Media & Advertising industry.

    What's Next with Donna Speciale

    What's Next with Donna Speciale

    ABOUT EPISODE
    On this episode of The What's Next Podcast, Karim speaks with Donna Speciale about her background and passion for the media landscape. Donna is the President of U.S. Advertising Sales and Marketing, TelevisaUnivision.
    ABOUT DONNA SPECIALE
    As President of U.S. Advertising Sales and Marketing at TelevisaUnivision, the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company, Donna Speciale leads advertising sales and marketing across the company's portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, audio and live event platforms in the U.S. – including its renowned entertainment, news and sports properties as well as its ad-supported streaming service, ViX. Since joining the company in January 2021, Speciale has transformed and modernized TelevisaUnivision’s U.S. ad sales business to deliver record ad revenue growth.
    An industry trailblazer, Speciale has extensive knowledge of sales optimization spanning over two decades. Prior to this role, she served as President of Advertising Sales at WarnerMedia where she oversaw advertising revenue for the company’s domestic entertainment, news and kids multimedia brands. During her tenure, Speciale played a critical role in the groundbreaking launch of OpenAP, the first open platform for TV advertisers to reach audiences across publishers. Before WarnerMedia, she was President of Investment, Activation and Agency operations at MediaVest Worldwide, overseeing the agency’s integrated digital, broadcast, print, and out-of-home practice. Speciale also held senior roles at WPP's Mediacom earlier in her career.
    Speciale has been recognized with numerous accolades throughout her career, including Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women,” Adweek50, Variety’s “New York Impact Report” and Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame as well as the “Advertising Woman of the Year,” “Impact Award” and “Working Woman Award” from SheRunsIt. She received the “Reisenbach Award for Distinguished Citizenship” by the John A. Reisenbach Foundation in 2014.

    • 12 min
    What's Next With Shonel Morrison

    What's Next With Shonel Morrison

    On this episode of the What's Next Podcast, we speak with Shonel Morrison. Shonel is the Head of Media Strategy at AstraZeneca.
    ABOUT SHONEL MORRISON
    Shonel has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare marketing industry focused on paid media strategy, planning, and buying. She has expertise in designing media enablement frameworks focused on driving growth in media investment and business impact.  In her current role at AstraZeneca, she leads the Global Media Strategy practice and is responsible for creating the vision to shape the future of how AstraZeneca creates key moments with customers utilizing integrated cross-channel experiences.
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    • 11 min
    What's Next with Leon Clark

    What's Next with Leon Clark

    On this episode of The What's Next Podcast, we speak with Leon Clark. Leon is the VP/General Manager E.W. Scripps KGTV ABC10 - San Diego.
    ABOUT LEON CLARK
    Leon Clark is no stranger to the marketing and programing needs of the broadcast consumer. With over 25 years of management and operational experience, Leon Clark has had a strong and varied career in television, digital and radio. He has worked for some of the most prestigious and powerful media companies in the business, including ABC/Disney, EMMIS, COX, CBS, TuneIn and for the past eight and a half years, the E.W. Scripps Company as Vice President-General Manager for their ABC station first in Tucson and currently in San Diego.
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    • 15 min
    What's Next with Eddy Edwards

    What's Next with Eddy Edwards

    About Eddy Edwards
    Creative and strategist in the Branding, Design and Advertising industry.
    Eddy started his career back in 1993, working in graphic design, branding and packaging, evolving into account direction and client relations before forming the central London creative agency BEAR as owner/MD in 2000. Sold 50% share in 2016. Currently 'Head of Brand' for the UK life insurance disruptor ‘DeadHappy’, having joined their bonkers adventure in 2019.
    About Dead Happy
    We exist because we believe life insurance can be done better.
    When we say 'better', we don’t mean a new advertising campaign or a free ball-point pen. We mean real change that makes a real difference.
    That’s why we’ve reinvented life insurance to be cheaper, easier and better. All designed with the customer in mind.
    Our life insurance is:
    Jargon-free – we don’t believe in complicated language
    Fast – getting your life insured doesn’t have to be a laborious process, with us you can get it done in under 3 minutes
    No long forms – we only ask you 4 questions
    No tie-ins – cancel anytime, with just one click
    Tailored to the customer – it’s your life and your death... you decide what you want to happen when you die

    • 14 min
    What's Next with Rachel Wiseman

    What's Next with Rachel Wiseman

    On this episode of The What's Next Podcast, we speak to Rachel Wisemen.Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer at NRMA Expeditions, a division of NRMA Limited.
    ABOUT RACHEL WISEMAN
    Rachel Wiseman is the Chief Executive Officer of NRMA Expeditions. Rachel is charged with growing the organization's interest in experiential tourism, with a focus on bespoke product that showcases Australia’s natural environment. Prior to this, Rachel served as NRMA Group’s Chief Investment Officer leading the commercial interests of the Group including corporate development, investments and strategy. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Rachel has held executive positions across the entertainment and media industries including Tabcorp, Fox Sports and Telstra.  

    • 14 min
    What's Next with Adam Handling

    What's Next with Adam Handling

    We speak to Michelin Star Chef Adam Handling about food waste, sustainability in restaurants and cooking for the G7!
    ABOUT ADAM HANDLING
    Michelin-starred Chef Adam Handling started out at Gleneagles 16 years ago where he was the first ever apprentice chef, before he went on to become Fairmont’s youngest ever Head Chef. Adam has a number of impressive awards under his belt, including Scottish Chef of the Year, British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year, Chef of the Year in the Food & Travel Awards. Adam was (and still is) the youngest person to be one of the Caterer’s ‘30 under 30 to watch’ in the 2013 Acorn Awards. Voted for by both the public and a selection of esteemed industry judges, Adam was named Restaurateur of the Year in the British GQ Food and Drink Awards 2020, before earning his first Michelin star at his flagship restaurant, Frog by Adam Handling, in 2022.
    Passionate about the best quality British ingredients and sustainability, Adam’s beautifully presented dishes start with careful sourcing of top quality, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a number of different, creative ways to bring their true flavour to life.
    In 2016, Adam was keen to shake up the restaurant scene and he did just that with The Frog E1. Adam’s first restaurant, located in the Old Truman Brewery, was one of the first of its kind in London that offered high quality small plates and tasting menus in a cool and casual environment. The focus was on the 4 pillars that Adam deems make a successful restaurant – food, drink, art and music.
    In September 2017, Adam opened his flagship restaurant and bar, Frog by Adam Handling and Eve Bar in Covent Garden. The restaurant has been heralded as a “smash hit” by the London Evening Standard and one of the “best restaurants in London right now” by Condé Nast Traveller. Frog by Adam Handling has won ‘Best Newcomer Restaurant’ in the 2018 Food & Travel Reader Awards, was voted ‘Best Overall Wine List’ at the 2019 Wine List Confidential awards and ‘Cocktail List of the Year’ at the National Restaurant Awards 2019. Frog by Adam Handling was awarded its first Michelin Star in February 2022. Eve Bar was awarded ‘Cocktail List of the Year’ at the 2019 National Restaurant Awards.
    In May 2021 Adam opened his first ever venue outside of London and his first-ever pub - The Loch & The Tyne, a restaurant, pub, and rooms in the countryside of Old Windsor. Adam intends to make this one of the most sustainable pubs in the UK, complete with luxury bedrooms for overnight guests. Everything about The Loch & The Tyne is rooted in ‘Sustainable British luxury’, with exceptional attention to detail in every corner and truly personal touches throughout. The venue is the perfect countryside location for weddings, private events, and country getaways. In another first for Adam, he has named two of his chefs as Co-Chef Proprietors. Steven Kerr, his Group Executive Chef, and Jonny McNeil, Head Chef at Adam Handling Chelsea, have taken up the reins as an opportunity to showcase the skills they have learnt during their time with Adam. In fact, the name of the pub is representative of where Adam first met both Steven and Jonny - 2008 in Newcastle and 2010 in St Andrews. The Loch & The Tyne was included in The Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Stay’ list 2021, awarded Highest New Entry (no. 27) in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2022, and has recently been awarded 5-stars from the AA.
    The latest opening for the Adam Handling Restaurant Group is Ugly Butterfly, which is chef Adam’s most sustainable brand of restaurants, which launched at the luxurious Carbis Bay Estate on August 2nd 2021, offering British food, inspired by Cornwall. In keeping with both Adam’s and the Estate’s ethos, there’s a strong focus on sustainability. Adam has appointed Jamie Park – who has been one of the key chefs in the group for seven years – as Head Chef. The menus in...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Brexit & Australia

Really interesting episode. Who knew Brexit would have such an effect Australia!

AlexandraBeeden ,

Really enjoyed this!

Great insights, looking forward to the next one!

MarkSuffolk ,

What’s next?

‘Expect the unexpected’. Really looking forward to this.

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