Welcome back to the latest episode of B&T’s Fast 30 podcast (which today is more like Fast 47 – but for a very good reason!)
In this special episode, M&C Saatchi CEO Jaimes Leggett joins us to discuss the news before we grill him on all things adland. We chat about that Tourism Australia ad, industry viciousness, The Monkeys leading Accenture Interactive and what it means for the industry, Nine and Seven’s revenue and more.
We also chat to him about the holding company “death spiral”, the M&C Saatchi agency model, personalised content vs max reach, the CMO churn, why M&C Saatchi won’t buy businesses, how the culture of trust has improved churn rate, productivity and margins and are awards as important as they used to be?
Industry viciousness at its peak?
Former IPG Mediabrands CEO Danny Bass is set for an adland return. He spoke to Mi3 about life outside Australia’s media bubble and let rip on the “viciousness” of the local industry. Jaimes and B&T discuss it on the podcast.
The Monkeys becoming Accenture Interactive?
Accenture announced Mark Green as its new lead for Accenture Interactive Australia and New Zealand effective immediately. Justin Drape and Scott Nowell, also co-founders of The Monkeys, have both been appointed to the newly created roles of co-chief creative officers for Accenture Interactive. It’s an interesting move, so what does this mean for the industry?
The Tourism Australia ad everyone’s talking about
Everyone was talking about that Tourism Australia ad (with mostly unkind things to say) so we spoke with Jaimes about his thoughts on the backlash. In one quick word, he’s “disappointed” by the response.
The Avid Collective MD reveals his life pre-adland. As exciting as it is, it's not international playboy spy & Lothario.
SenateSHJ has launched a new digital, data and insights capability designed to help clients tackle the growing complexity of communication challenges. SenateSHJ Digital, Data and Insights (DDI) will combine the firm’s existing Digital and Insights functions to create a Trans-Tasman capability focused on digital communication, and the generation and use of data to improve communication. […]
Creative technology platform Bonzai has announced the launch of BrandStory – a new premium mobile ad format. BrandStory offers triple the ad space and 2.8 times greater time in view than single scroll ad formats, addressing the surging demand from brands worldwide for more real estate to drive real results by seamlessly intertwining awareness, exploration […]
B&T went through the looking glass this morning, with editor-in-chief David Hovenden (above) appearing on Channel 7’s The Morning Show to get the general public involved in our search for Australia’s Greatest Ad. Hovenden chatted with Kylie Gillies and stand-in host Matt Doran about what makes a great ad and showcasing some of our favourites […]
Two Australian-born technology providers have joined forces to bring more power and choice to marketers in Australia and New Zealand with mobile messaging that is more local, cost-effective, and integrated. It’s a partnership that sees two Australian software companies come together to deliver a world-class mobile-first solution for marketers building data-driven, personalised, omnichannel campaigns. While […]
Zitcha and Broadsign have teamed up to integrate the Broadsign out-of-home (OOH) advertising platform with Zitcha’s retail media platform. The collaboration empowers retailers to maximise and monetise in-store digital display networks and enables advertising partners to easily view and book available in-store inventory and review campaign performance alongside the retailer’s other media channels. With the […]
Today, 7-Eleven has announced a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the popular Sydney-based anti-resort wear label Double Rainbouu. Dropping tomorrow, December 1, just in time for summer, this limited-edition capsule will infuse the fashion brand’s rebellious spirit with a distinctly iconic 7-Eleven flavour. The unisex collection features five must-have styles comprising two signature Hawaiian shirts, a peaked cap, a bucket hat […]