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Mark Flanagan

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Jon Wilkin & Mark Flanagan | Taking a position on coffee

Position Project Podcast

Pot Kettle Black burst onto the Manchester hospitality scene in 2014 and has since expanded across the city. All the while founders Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan have continued to play rugby league at the top of the professional game. We sat down for a coffee to talk about how finding their position unlocked their potential.


22 Mar 2021

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142. Once Were Kangaroos - Mark Flanagan on the 1986 tour

Rugby Reloaded

In the wake of the BBC's excellent 'Once Were Lions' documentary, we look back on the 1986 Kangaroo tour of Britain with Mark Flanagan, author of 'The Invincibles: The Inside Story of the 1982 Kangaroos, the Team That Changed Rugby Forever'. Was the 1986 side the greatest touring team of all time? What did their success tell us about the state of British rugby league, or the future direction that rugby league would take? Two parts historical analysis, one part nostalgia, this episode of 'Rugby Reloaded' looks back at the origins of the modern era of rugby league. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, take a look at www.rugbyreloaded.com (where you can find the links for this episode) and follow me on Twitter at @collinstony


30 Nov 2020

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Executive Chair: Mark Flanagan, Group MD of Kirby Group Engineering

Down To Business

Joining Bobby in the 'Executive Chair' this week was Mark Flanagan, Group MD of Kirby Group Engineering.Listen and subscribe to Down to Business with Bobby Kerr on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.   You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


14 Nov 2020

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Episode 17 - Mark Flanagan

Breaking Bread with Tom Papa

Mark Flanagan, aka “Flanny” is the founder/owner of The Largo Theater. I trade a loaf of sourdough for amazing stories about Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and how he created one of the best places for comedy and music on the planet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 26mins

1 Sep 2020

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TSL Episode 28 - Mark Flanagan

Le Savage Show

On this episode of This Savage Life I am joined by my great friend Mark Flanagan. Mark is a professional wrestler who goes by the name Adam Ace. Mark also has his own Podcast called The High Stakes Podcast. Born and raised in Ireland. He came to Canada a couple years ago to try and advance his pro wrestling career. On this episode we talked about a few things including this current pandemic and how we're both coping with being stuck at home. We also talked in dept about the new Netflix documentary, Tiger King. Enjoy and Much Love.

1hr 22mins

30 Mar 2020

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Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan discuss Super League suspension

Golden Point Podcast

On this special edition of the Golden Point podcast, Toronto Wolfpack's Jon Wilkin and Salford Red Devils' Mark Flanagan join Fraser Dainton to discuss how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting them on and off the field.Both have felt the impact on the playing side due to the Super League season being suspended, but there have also been repercussions for the coffee shop business the pair run in Manchester.Wilkin explains how his scheduled knee surgery has been put back as well, while Flanagan talks about why he is optimistic rugby league will be able to ride out this period.The pair discuss what they would do if they were forced to self-isolate as well.


19 Mar 2020

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Episode 60: Mark Flanagan and the 1982 Invincibles

By the Balls

John talks with writer Mark Flanagan about his book 'The Invincibles: The Inside Story of the 1982 Kangaroos, the Team that Changed Rugby Forever'. They discuss the famous Aussie side, the stories and tales around it, the impact they had, the changes they influenced in rugby league and more.


9 Sep 2019

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WHITE LINE FEVER Kicks! Episode eight: Mark Flanagan

White Line Fever

This was supposed to be a reunion of the Whippets & Flatcaps podcast but Jon Wilkin and Will Perry were MIA.


2 May 2019

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Portland UK MD Mark Flanagan on the PRmoment podcast

PRmoment Podcast

This week on the PRmoment podcast I caught up with Mark Flanagan, the UK MD of Portland. The Omnicom owned agency is a rare example of an PR firm owned by a holding group that has a recent track record of double digit growth. What is it that has enabled Portland to grow much faster than almost all other PR firms owned by a holding company owned? Mark has had an interesting career; he has had big jobs outside of PR and communications before make the move into public relations, first of all within government and now agency side. Here is a flavour of what Mark and I discuss: Why did Mark make the move from MD at LBC radio to a role in PR? Why Mark used to be a radio DJ? Mark compares working in government to working in the corporate world Whether Mark enjoyed working for UK government communications, firstly for Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown… How Mark replaced the Foreign Secretary with Eddie Izzard at a European Council meeting! How Mark loved the camaraderie of working in government communications Why the transition into agency world was harder than Mark thought it was going to be Why when Oliver Pauley, the previous UK MD left Portland, a pretty corporate agency, they appointed Mark (its digital guy) to the top job How the Omnicom owned PR firm has sustainably grown at double digit growth, when most of  its holding company peer agencies have not been able to grow and anything like that rate (my words not Mark’s) Why Portland attempts to constantly re-invent itself The dangers of commoditised, lower margin work for an agencies survival How can an agency of Portland’s size create an entrepreneurial culture How Portland’s bonus scheme is critical to its growth and entrepreneurial approach Why Portland has taken a flexible and pragmatic approach to its international expansion What is the Portland model – is London the epicentre of the strategy and content with the regional offices doing the execution? The importance of language capabilities in modern public relations How Portland has built a design and content central function of 20 people Why design and content people sitting next to the account teams creates a more integrated, faster solution Why becoming a more integrated firm has changed Portland’s culture and increased the firms diversity Why Mark believes PR, comms and reputation consultancies should continue to thrive How Mark believes the likes of Portland must help clients measure the ROI of its strategic advice Why procurement hasn’t impacted corporate PR Why Mark believes the financial PR sector is ripe for disruption


3 May 2018

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Mark Flanagan on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest and Infinite Winter

Compulsive Reader talks

Mark Flanagan is the founder and editor of Run Spot Run, and the instigator behind Infinite Winter, an online book club of hundreds of readers who have banded together to jointly read David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in celebration of the book’s 20th anniversary.  In this episode of The Compulsive Reader Talks, we discuss Infinite Jest's timeless and ongoing appeal, what its like to group read it for the second time, the value of slow, attentive reading, about the guides and resources provided at Infinite Winter, about some of the more interesting things that have come out of his group reading, about what he's looking forward to, and lots more.


3 Mar 2016