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Welcome to the Campaign Podcast, our weekly look at the biggest stories and trends in the world of advertising, marketing, media and technology.The podcast is hosted by Campaign's global technology editor Omar Oakes and recorded at No.8 in London's Soho.Read more at http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/resources/podcasts

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Welcome to the Campaign Podcast, our weekly look at the biggest stories and trends in the world of advertising, marketing, media and technology.The podcast is hosted by Campaign's global technology editor Omar Oakes and recorded at No.8 in London's Soho.Read more at http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/resources/podcasts

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Latest release on May 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 12: Campaign Newscast: Mark Read takes charge at WPP

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Our newscast comes from the Groucho Club in Soho, where Campaign was staging a photo shoot with the great and the good of UK advertising ahead of the magazine's 50th birthday.

Brian Wieser, the senior analyst at Pivotal Research Group and Wall Street's go-to expert on the ad industry, joined global-editor-in-chief Claire Beale and global head of media Gideon Spanier to discuss Read's plans and WPP's financial outlook.

Sep 06 2018

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Rank #2: 6: #6: Diversity

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The Campaign Podcast powered by Somethin' Else: big ideas & new technologies to inspire marketers.

 #6: Campaign's head of features Nicola Kemp discusses diversity in the industry with Creative Equals’ Ali Hanan, Google UK’s Nishma Robb and M&C Saatchi’s Sereena Abbass

Jul 06 2018

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Rank #3: 13: Christmas Special 2019

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Rick Brim, David Kolbusz and Chaka Sobhani join Claire Beale to talk Christmas ads, Agency of the Decade and… jingles.

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #4: 1: The Sorrell saga: a Campaign podcast dissecting the news

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In Campaign’s first weekly news podcast, James Murphy, the group chief executive of Adam&EveDDB, and Helen Calcraft, a founder of Lucky Generals, join Campaign’s Gideon Spanier and Claire Beale to re-live the drama of Sir Martin Sorrell’s resignation from WPP, assess his legacy and debate what’s next for the man and the company.

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #5: 11: Y&R London’s Jon Burley and Paul Lawson discuss their relationship and how to breathe life back into a tired agency brand

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Y&R London’s chief executive Paul Lawson has reunited his old management team from Leo Burnett: chief creative officer Jon Burley and managing director Katie Lee. Lawson and Burley tell Campaign’s Claire Beale and Jeremy Lee how they hope to revive the agency and how their particular personal chemistry (the pair are famous for their playful rudeness to each other) works.

Aug 13 2018

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Rank #6: 3: Campaign Newscast: Nils Leonard and Chris Hirst reunite to discuss Sainsbury's and Asda's merger news, WPP results, and D&AD

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From Sainsbury’s and Asda to WPP’s results, Uncommon’s Nils Leonard and Havas’ Chris Hirst reunite to chew over the week’s headlines in Campaign's latest newscast..

Thanks to Havas for all their help in the recording of this podcast.

May 03 2018

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Rank #7: 5: Reimagining advertising plc, from the rise of the ‘cagencies’ to non-negotiable trust and transparency: the Campaign newscast goes to Brighton for Media360

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OMD’s UK chief Dan Clays and Google’s director of U.K. agency sales Matt Bush join Campaign’s Gideon Spanier and Claire Beale for the latest Campaign Newscast podcast from Media360. 

The sun shone and with speakers like ITV chief Carolyn McCall, Accenture Interactive’s Anatoly Roytman and Just Eat’s global CMO Barnaby Dawe, debate on the stage was smoking. 

From the agency model to ITV’s plans and the value of long-term brand building our podcast guests pick over the key themes.

May 18 2018

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Rank #8: 2: Campaign School Reports, debating the high fliers and low scorers: a Campaign news podcast

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Campaign’s School Reports are out, so which agencies impressed us, why do some agencies score themselves so much higher than we do, and what does it all mean for the state of our industry? 

Campaign’s global media editor Gideon Spanier and contributing editor Jeremy Lee join global editor-in-chief Claire Beale to rummage under the bonnet in the latest episode of our weekly news podcast. 

Many thanks to Dentsu Aegis Network for its help with the recording facilities.

Apr 25 2018

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Rank #9: 9: Grands Prix, birthdays and Sorrell: the Campaign podcast picks over Cannes

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As we detox from Cannes, McCann Erickson’s Lawrence Thompsonand Ross Neil join Campaign’s Claire Beale and Gideon Spanier to debate the new-look Festival, what the awards say about the current state of creativity, how Michael Heseltine kicked off Campaign’s 50th anniversary celebrations and whether we learnt any more about Martin Sorrell and his plans.

Jun 28 2018

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Rank #10: 6: Campaign newscast: what winning HSBC’s global media means for PHD, Accenture’s move into programmatic; and Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Europe

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PHD’s global chief executive Mike Cooper and Mother London’s joint head of strategy Chris Gallery join Campaign’s global editor-in-chief Claire Beale and news editor Omar Oakes for this week’s newscast.

May 24 2018

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Rank #11: 3: Burger King bets on mind over mouldy matter

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Running order:
4.00 Was Burger King right to show how its burgers turn mouldy in its ads?14.10 Why ad agencies are struggling with flexible working.25.55 Marketing highlights this week: KFC, Coca-Cola.

This week's episode was recorded at No.8 in London's Soho and edited by Martha Llewellyn at Campaign.

All the ads we've mentioned can be found at https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/the-work.

Feb 27 2020

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Rank #12: 1: Why is adland still too slow in closing the BAME leadership gap?

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Agency CEOs, Larissa Vince (Now) and Zaid Al-Zaidy (The Beyond Collective) share their personal stories about discrimination and what needs to happen to get more BAME talent rising to the top.

Plus, how about some more age diversity in adland? Three agency veterans have launched a new startup - is this a sign of things to come?

We also discuss the magic (or not!) of Valentine's Day marketing and the panel discuss the ads that caught their eye this week.

This week's episode is hosted by Campaign's global tech editor Omar Oakes and produced by Ben Londesbrough.

Warning: some of the topics discussed are of an adult nature and listener discretion is advised. 

Running order: 

3:23: Why is the industry moving too slowly to bring in more BAME senior leadership?

16:20 - How are we going to change the representation of BAME people in the industry?

19:55 - Accountability and bad behaviours

24:43 - Three industry veterans launch a new agency, Ancient & Modern. Is this a sign of things to come?

33:20 - Ofcom is to be given new powers to police social media. Is it the right move?

37:00 - Valentine's Day marketing: cringe is in the air

41:46 - Ads of the week

Feb 13 2020

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Rank #13: 6: The 'working from home' special

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Running order:
Part 1: How Campaign is adjusting to the WFH revolution (01.10)Part 1a: How the coronavirus pandemic compares to the financial crisis (08.30) Part 1b: How Lucky Generals and Atomic are going above and beyond in difficult times (12.00) Part 2: Rania Robinson on how production companies are adapting to the crisis (16.20)Part 3: Marc Nohr on flexible working, deep thinking and why multitasking is a myth (27.08)Part 4: Inspirations in media with more home time and beware the algorithms (39.50)

This week's episode was recorded by No.8 in London's Soho and edited by Martha Llewellyn at Campaign. Apologies for the sound quality not being 100% due to people dialling in.

Get in touch with us
Email Omar with ideas for making the podcast better: omar.oakes@haymarket.com
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Read advertising industry news, features, and the latest ads on campaignlive.co.uk.

Mar 19 2020

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Rank #14: 10: Campaign newscast: football drama, the latest Brexit crisis and questions about Sorrell's MediaMonks deal

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It's been a major week for news as two football teams, the English World Cup squad and a group of Thai boys trapped underground, and two Cabinet ministers who quit over Brexit fuelled a surge in online traffic.

Sir Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital has also been making headlines with its first acquisition, MediaMonks.

Hamish Nicklin, chief revenue officer of Guardian News & Media, and Neil Bennett, chief executive of Maitland, joined Campaign's Jeremy Lee and Gideon Spanier to make sense of it all at Havas Village in King's Cross

Jul 12 2018

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Rank #15: 5: Agency of the Year special

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This week's episode was recorded at Campaign HQ and edited by Martha Llewellyn at Campaign.

Mar 12 2020

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Rank #16: 4: Are brands getting it wrong over International Women's Day?

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Part 1: Weapons of IWD (3:39)Part 2: Why Omniwomen are choosing celebrating female stereotypes (13.14)Part 3: How Mr President has moved to fully flexible working (23.16)Part 4: TikTok's UK popularity soars; should magazines have mental health warnings? (32.50)Part 5: Ad chat, featuring Marmite, Three and BT (38.03)

This week's episode was recorded at No.8 in London's Soho and edited by Ben Londesbrough at Campaign.

Go to https://www.campaignlive.co.uk for the latest ad industry stories. All the ads we've mentioned can be found at https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/the-work.

Mar 05 2020

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Rank #17: 8: Campaign Newscast: WPP faces shareholders for first AGM of post-Sorrell era

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The atmosphere was tense as WPP hosted its first annual shareholder meeting since Sir Martin Sorrell’s shock exit and Campaign’s reporting team was there.

WPP’s board faced lots of questions about the circumstances of Sorrell’s departure, the exact nature of the allegations of personal misconduct against him, his planned £20m pay-off and the future of the company.

Campaign’s global-editor-in-chief Claire Beale and her colleagues Gideon Spanier and Simon Gwynn discuss how WPP’s executive chairman Roberto Quarta managed to see off a shareholder revolt and how the ad giant will try to fill the vacuum left by Sorrell.

Jun 14 2018

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Rank #18: 2: Sex, lies and Dave

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Artists like Dave and Stormzy stood out at this year's Brit Awards. But how culturally relevant is the annual music bash in today's digital climate? 
This week we also focus on two important ads which launched in the last week: Durex is having a serious conversation about sex positivity and what effect freely available online pornography is having on society. And what does it say about political advertising when parties like the Greens decide to campaign on honesty above policies and personalities?

Thanks to Havas UK strategy partner Chantelle Begley and Creature London chief creative officer for being our guests alongside Campaign's creativity and culture editor Brittaney Kiefer. This week's episode is hosted by Campaign's global tech editor Omar Oakes and edited by Ben Londesbrough. And big thanks to Publicis Groupe's Prodigious studio for hosting us!
Running order:
(3.50) The Brit Awards - are we only talking about it because of Dave's amazing performance? (11.04) Durex: what role can brands play in promoting sex positivity?(24.40) The Green Party: have we truly arrived in a post-truth political dystopia?
(40.00) Declarations, inspirations and impromptu book recommendations

(Note: ITV scored an average TV audience of 3.8 million (4.4 million peak) for its Brit Awards coverage, down on last year’s 4.1 million average (4.8 million peak) - according to overnight ratings).

See all the latest ads and advertising industry news at www.campaignlive.co.uk and Tweet your thoughts about this episode to @Campaignmag

Feb 20 2020

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Rank #19: 1: Campaign Newscast: magazine sector in buoyant mood at the PPA Festival

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The Campaign newscast goes to the PPA Festival where Magnetic's Sue Todd and Enders Analysis' Douglas McCabe joined global editor-in-chief Claire Beale and head of media Gideon Spanier.

The mood was buoyant at the annual festival of magazine media in London as Todd and McCabe said there has been a swingback in favour of trusted, premium content.

New revenue streams such as commerce are growing and there is renewed investor interest in the sector, according to McCabe.

The newscast also discussed the launch of PAMCo, the new joint industry audience measurement tool, and Enders' forthcoming research, Passion Pays, about magazine media's unique ability to tap into reader passions such as food and home improvement and build communities.

May 11 2018

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Rank #20: The Marketing Mind 5 - the post-everything era

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Our January episode features Tracey Follows, chief strategy and innovation officer at the Future Laboratory and founder of AnyDayNow, and Marketing’s features editor Rebecca Coleman. The trio delve into the idea of post-perfection in 2016, where consumers increasingly post heightened versions of their lives on social media, but come to expect more sincerity from their brands. They also discuss post-privacy, where data as payment for services rendered has become the expectation rather than choice.

Jan 12 2016

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