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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Read. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Read, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Read. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Read, often where they are interviewed.

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BONUS: What’s next for marketing? with Mark Read, WPP

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In this episode, Jane Ostler and Andrew Stephen speak to Mark Read, the CEO of WPP, the world’s largest marketing and communications company, operating in 112 countries. Discover how it was affected by COVID-19, and what has changed in the media and marketing landscape as a result of the pandemic. How has WPP been helping clients to “react, recover and renew”? What is really going on with the “digital acceleration”, and are all companies really ecommerce companies? As we move into 2021, will we see a move from activism to action, or a new approach to social media as context becomes ever more important to advertisers? And why do brands need to figure out their “data story”? 

Read our Media Trends & Predictions for 2021.

Nov 23 2020 · 17mins
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Great chat with one of the biggest racing identities in Australian horse racing Mark Read. He shared his thoughts on this year's Melbourne Cup, Jye McNeil's ride, Sir Dragonet's run, setting up Read Ratings, his relationship with Kerry Packer, his account of the Fine Cotton scandal.
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Nov 03 2020 · 21mins

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C-Inside Series: Holding Company Titans with WPP’s Mark Read

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This week on C-Inside: Holding Company Titans, we talk to WPP CEO Mark Read, who’s hitting his two-year milestone at the helm of the world’s largest advertising holding company. Mark fills us in on how he’s evolved the organization to fit what modern marketers want, from creativity to technology to simplicity; and why companies need to demonstrate purpose first through action before they can talk about it in an ad campaign. He also muses on the future of work and why he’ll still be traveling when the pandemic ends. 

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Aug 24 2020 · 21mins
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A1's Mark Read on his career, chart drama and pop in 2020

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Liam and Scott are joined by Mark Read - one-quarter of late-90s/early-00s pop sensations A1 - to chat about his 'Von Trapp-y' musical upbringing, the group's various chart tussles and of course, the notorious haircuts and looks of the era.

Be sure to stream and purchase Mark's new single Smile Again!

CONTACT US: Twitter @Naughty00Pod, Facebook/Instagram @TNNPod, Email Naughty00Pod@gmail.com

Aug 24 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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EP46- Boyband Insecurities - Mark Read

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Hello and welcome to Secure The Insecure presented by Johnny Seifert.

In this weeks episode of Secure The Insecure I caught up with A1 boyband member Mark Read as we reflected on what life is like being in a boyband, the sacrifices that have to be made and why we all need to Smile Again.

Mark's single Smile Again is out to download now

Sponsor: Jennings and Co Financial Planning

If you want to contact me on social media you can find me @johnnyseifert

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Aug 07 2020 · 49mins
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Mark Read -- Empathy: At the Core of Corporate Culture

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Mark Read, CEO of WPP, explains how strong cultural tenets help the organization connect with clients, support employees, and continue to innovate across the 100+ countries they operate in despite current circumstances. He emphasizes the importance of empathy for understanding evolving consumer behavior and workers’ different situations, as well as for responding to the protests sparked by racial injustice. Mark shares WPP’s commitments that ensure everyone feels comfortable to speak up and bring their whole self to work.

Key Takeaways

[00:45] What is the connection between empathy and corporate culture?

[01:03] Multinationals are dealing with multidimensional challenges.

[03:47] How WPP’s purpose has guided the company during the COVID19 pandemic.

[05:05] The effect of responding with an empathetic, common sense approach.

[06:16] How communication helps manage and support employees through uncertainty.

[07:10] The benefit of making clear decisions and not changing tack during a crisis.

[08:25] Encouraging people to connect regularly with co-workers.

[09:22] The influence of WPP’s cultural values: being open, optimistic, and extraordinary.

[10:21] WPP recently launched WPP TV as a way to bring employees around the world together.

[11:50] How COVID19 has accelerated the arrival of the Future of Work.

[12:29] Mark’s views about the use of technology to work effectively and its role in attracting the best people.

[16:02] The world’s biggest period of self-reflection.

[17:32] WPP’s guiding principles for bringing people back to the office in 100+ countries.

[18:45] Anticipating a seismic shift in people’s attitudes towards remote working.

[20:15] How will brands be rethinking how to connect and engage with their consumers long-term? Mark breaks it down in three phrases.

[21:35] What area of business or society has not been changed by the pandemic?

[23:03] Clients’ interest to accelerate digital transformation has increased.

[23:47] WPP is thinking through the future of work, as well as rethinking the future of the high street.

[25:10] How have the protests against racial injustice around the world affected WPP?

[25:37] The changes WPP has committed to make.

[26:25] Why the perspective of anti-racism is important and working proactively to make a difference.

[27:31] Leaders’ roles in making lasting change with a focus on recruiting.

[29:03] Mark shares how WPP created a safe space and environment where people could speak up and share their experiences.

[30:27] How WPP’s culture helps cultivate a company where people are comfortable bringing their full selves to work.

[31:43] The essential role of empathy to support diversity and inclusion.

[32:12] Fighting racism becomes a task for everyone.

[33:03] How to sustain new approaches and initiatives long-term.

[34:14] Mark’s recommendations about how to stay connected, without having to travel!

[36:03] IMMEDIATE ACTION TIP: Say hello. Check in with people and see how they really are doing.



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 “Communicate as much as possible with people. You cannot overcommunicate with people.”

“Our clients have a much greater desire to accelerate digital transformation. Companies that can transact online have definitely come out in a much stronger position.”

“We’ve seen more innovation in the last three months than we’ve seen in the previous 10 years, and I think the world we come out to will be very, very different.”

“When we get back to normal, probably by the time we’re through this, we would have forgotten what normal is like.”

“We committed to use the power of our voice. This notion that silence is complicity I think it helps you to think through what you need to say.”

“If you don’t have empathy, you don’t try to understand where other people are coming from.”

“Fighting racism becomes a task for everyone.”

Jul 24 2020 · 38mins
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WPP CEO, Mark Read

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SuperAwesome CEO, Dylan Collins is joined by Mark Read, CEO of WPP, the world's largest advertising and communications company
Apr 14 2020 · 26mins
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Mark Read, Chief Executive Officer, WPP

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James Kotecki of C Space Studio speaks with Mark Read, Chief Executive Officer, WPP.

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Jan 14 2020 · 9mins
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Mark Read, CEO/executive director, WPP

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In a wide-ranging conversation on all things WPP, Read discusses his early moves, including merging agency brands VML with Y&R and JWT with Wunderman. In the past 18 months, WPP has shared more than 40 assets in a bid to become more streamlined. Read, the chief executive of the world's largest advertising holding company, talks about creativity, and examines what’s holding WPP back in North America, the companies data play, his response to his feisty predecessor’s potshots and more.

Jan 13 2020 · 45mins
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Marketing Week Meets: Mark Read

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Mark Read has been in the hot seat at WPP for just over a year.

Taking over from Sir Martin Sorrell in September 2018, he is tasked with building brand WPP to serve the needs of clients in the face of profit pressure, more demanding clients and increased competition.
In this wide-ranging interview, Read discusses:

• The challenge of taking over from the UK’s most famous ad man
• Rebuilding WPP’s brand architecture
• The need to remove digital siloes
• Taking on the consultants
• How and why marketers need to change
• The pressure from in housing
Nov 06 2019 · 36mins