34 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 26 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 Catherine de Lange

    What's Next with Catherine de Lange

    This episode is slightly different from our usual themes. However, it's very close to home, very close indeed... this episode is about our brain!
    We welcome science journalist and author Catherine de Lange to the What's Next podcast, and she shares insight and top tips from her book Brain Power: Everything you Need to Know for a Healthy, Happy Brain.
    ABOUT CATHERINE DE LANGE
    Catherine de Lange is an award-winning science journalist and is Magazine Editor at New Scientist, where she has spent almost a decade writing and editing stories about the human body and mind. Her work has been widely published including in Nature, The Observer, BBC, the Telegraph and Washington Post. Her latest book is Brain Power: Everything you need to know for a healthy, happy brain. She lives in London with her husband and children.
    Buy Brain Power: Everything you need to know for a healthy, happy brain - https://activeint.uk/3z9ZyaF (activeint.uk/3z9ZyaF)
    Follow Catherine on Twitter:https://twitter.com/catdl ( twitter.com/catdl)

    • 22 min
    What's Next with Chris Stephenson

    What's Next with Chris Stephenson

    ABOUT CHRIS STEPHENSON
    Chris is Chief Marketing Officer for PHD Worldwide His role is to globally amplify PHD’s vision of enabling marketers to ‘Make the Leap’ – a call to action and reference to how the agency prioritises creativity to drive disproportionate growth for marketers, backed by its proprietary planning platform Omni Studio.
    Chris is a passionate believer in the mutual benefits of brands engaging people in positive and constructive ways; he believes that considered, creative, integrated, innovative communications create value for audiences, brands and businesses; that reach is not an objective; and that hope is not a strategy.
    His background is in strategic media and communications planning, and has delivered thought leadership for a range of clients across both Europe and APAC, working on global and regional projects for brands including Singapore Airlines, Unilever, ANZ Bank, Google, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Ferrero, HSBC, Ebay, LG and The Guardian.
    An industry thought-leader, Chris has co-written three books on the future of the media industry and the impact of machine learning on marketing. A regular and respected commentator on the communications industry, he has presented on stages including Cannes, Spikes Asia and Mumbrella360.






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

    • 19 min
    What's Next with Andrew Baxter

    What's Next with Andrew Baxter

    Chair, board director, business advisor and marketing thought leader, Andrew is the Chair of Australian Pork, and a Non-Executive Director at Foresters Financial, GrowthOps, BirdDog, Hypetap, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and OzHarvest. He is also a Senior Advisor at BGH Capital and the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney, and has been the Senior Advisor to KPMG's Customer, Brand and Marketing business. Prior to this he was the CEO of two of the country's largest communications agencies, Publicis, and Ogilvy, where he was a trusted counsel to many of Australia's most iconic brands.
    Andrew regularly writes and speaks about the future of marketing, in a world where both consumers and technology are ever-evolving. He has been named as one of LinkedIn's Top 40 Australian influencers, recognised by Campaign magazine as one of the Top 5 Agency Leaders in Australia and New Zealand, and the winner of Australian Marketing Institute's Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing.
    Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Monash University

    • 15 min
    What's Next with Rishad Tobaccowala

    What's Next with Rishad Tobaccowala

    Rishad Tobaccowala is the Chief Growth Officer at Publicis Groupe, an advertising and communications firm whose 80,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to delivering marketing and business transformation. He is responsible for supporting the leaders of Publicis Groupe's largest global clients, to help these organizations grow in a revolutionary time for all businesses. For his pioneering innovation, BusinessWeek named Tobaccowala one of the top business leaders, and he also was dubbed one of five marketing innovators by TIME magazine. He regularly presents keynotes at industry conferences and speaks at well-known global organizations, such as Kellogg's, IBM, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

    • 20 min
    What's Next with John Sass

    What's Next with John Sass

    Imagine having a job where your mission every day was to encourage people to GROW! To go outside in the backyard, walk barefoot in the grass, and sink their hands in the soil to plant a garden. That is exactly what John gets to do as VP, Chief Creative Officer for the incredible lawn and garden brands at Scotts Miracle-Gro.
    A 17-year veteran of SMG, John oversees the development, production and execution of all consumer facing messaging for the brands of Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Bonnie, Ortho, Tomcat and more. Over the past couple years, the marketing world has taken notice of the campaigns and work coming out of SMG, recognized by AdAge in 2020 as one of America's Hottest Brands, taking top honors from iHeartMedia for the successful launch of a new gardening podcast (Humans Growing Stuff), and even stepped onto the world's biggest stage by airing the company's first ever Super Bowl commercial in February 2021.
    Outside of Scotts, John loves to volunteer his time to serve on the Board of The 2nd and 7 Foundation, and recently as a member of the Upper Arlington Civic Association. In 2017, he was recognized by Columbus Business First as one of the Top 40 Under 40 honorees.

    • 18 min
    What's Next with Erin Ewing

    What's Next with Erin Ewing

    About Erin Ewing
    Erin Ewing is the CEO and co-founder of Greener Matters, a group of sustainability consultants firmly committed to helping businesses prepare themselves for the new economy of the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Before becoming a sustainability professional, he had a 20-year career in media, starting out in classified sales for Dennis publishing then swiftly shifting into digital at CNET Networks, where he began his journey in digital and business transformation. Erin transferred all of his skills to sustainability after having the opportunity to help build Channel 4’s sustainability strategy in 2019. Once Covid hit he seized the opportunity to hit the reset button and launch Greener Matters with his business partner.
    Erin is on a mission to help businesses understand that they can be profitable and equitable to society whilst also sustaining our planet for future generations. He believes that the urgent challenges that are now facing the world need a radically different way of doing business, which is why Greener Matters now exists, to help realise a vision of fair and just prosperity. He firmly believes that business can help solve the social and environmental challenges facing us today by working together in collaboration, by reprioritising our values and making planet and people as important as profit. The old way of doing things is slowly dying and a new collective, caring and compassionate way of being is now within reach.
    Originally from Buffalo, NY, Erin has lived and worked in the UK since 1998,with a 4-year stint in the Middle East between 2009-2013.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

kelmdav ,

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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