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Show 70 - Business & Government Partnerships

Produced in partnership with the Cabinet Office, in this episode we discussed how the work being carried by its Business Partnership’s team, is building successful, long-term partnerships between business and government to deliver the voice of business into policy development and transformation, with the main aim of tackling the UK’s biggest social and economic challenges. Joining host Russell Goldsmith in the studio were Shevaun Haviland, Deputy Director for Business Partnerships at the...


Show 69 - Cannes Lions 2018 Pt.3 - Campaigns for Good

The third, final and possibly most important of our three episodes recorded at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018. In this show we focus on some of the campaigns for good that were being discussed at the event and our guests were: Josie Naughton, the Co-Founder of Help Refugees, talking about their #chooselove campaign that is helping the refugee crisis in Europe Pooran Isarsingh, an 86 year old terminally-ill patient and Praful Akali, Founder & MD of Medulla...


Show 68 - Cannes Lions 2018 Pt.2 - Marketing Trends

This second of three episodes recorded at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018. In this show we focus on some of the marketing trends being discussed at the event and our guests were: Steve Ackerman, Managing Director, Somethin'Else; Giuseppe De Cristofano, Director of Digital, BRIT Awards & Janine Smith, Head of Digital, ITV discuss how brands can succeed on social media by learning from how entertainment companies do it Melissa Waggener Zorkin, CEO, WE...


Show 67 - Cannes Lions 2018 Pt.1 - Marketing Technology

This first of three episodes recorded at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018. In this show we focus on some of the marketing technologies being discussed on the stage and our guests were: Chris Duffey, Strategic Development Manager, Adobe & Doug Gould, Partner Executive Global Experience Innovation, Microsoft on the topic ', ‘Human + Machine: Stronger Together in the Age of Co-Creation’ Adrian Leu, CEO, Inition & Graeme Cox, CEO & Founder, Emteq discuss 'Biometrics...


Show 66 - The Investment Professional of the Future

Produced in partnership with CFA Society of the UK and recorded at their Professionalism Conference, this is another packed episode featuring some great interviews: Pt.1 - Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management on Trust and Diversity Pt.2 - Jeremy White, Executive Editor of Wired, on AI, Blockchain and Facebook Pt.3 - Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI on ‘Trust and the State of Britain in 2018’ Pt.4 - Gary Baker, CFA Institute’s...


Show 65 - Wellbeing in the Workplace

An extended episode but trust us, you'll want to listen to it all! Sponsored by Nuffield Health and recorded at the Endeavour Search & Selection Wellbeing Seminar that took place at the offices of Berwin Leighton & Paisner Law firm in London Bridge, Russell Goldsmith spoke with a number of the morning's presenters. Our guests were: 1. Geoff McDonald, former Global VP for HR at Unilever and now a regular industry speaker and consultant on the topics of depression & anxiety. Geoff talks...


Show 61 - Readying business for the big data revolution

Produced in partnership with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and on the topic of ‘Readying business for the big data revolution’, Russell Goldsmith was joined by the Association's, Associate Technical Director, Peter Simons and Simon Jeffery, Group Manager for Technology & Management Information Systems at Siem Car Carriers. For more information, visit


Show 60 - Raising Capital in the UK

Recorded in partnership with Global Front Room, Show 60 discusses how to prepare for an investment pitch to successfully raise money in the UK. Russell Goldsmith was joined by the Global Front Room's CEO, Laura Mercurio and three successful entrepreneurs: Ben Corrigan, Co-Founder and Marketing Director of Pouch, who have developed an extension for your browser to automatically source the best available voucher codes for you. Ben also took his business onto Dragons’ Den and was only the...


Show 59 - UK Tech Influencers - Top 500 Power List

Recorded in partnership with Tyto to discuss the launch of their 'Tyto Tech 500 Power List', which consists of the top 500 Technology influencers in the UK. Russell Goldsmith was joined by the co-founders of Tyto, Ellen Raphael, their Head of Insight together with Managing Partner, Brendon Craigie. Also in the studio were two of the top 10 technology influencers from the Power list, Dr Sue Black OBE, a Technology Evangelist and UK Government Advisor on Digital Services and Jeremy Waite,...


Show 57 - World Travel Market Special

Show 57 was recorded at the 2017 World Travel Market at ExCeL and features interviews with Richard Young, Sales and Distribution Manager at Heathrow Express; Pilar Carbonell, General Director of Tourism for the Balearic Islands Government; David Cochrane, General Manager of Philippine Airlines; Colin Stewart, Chairman of the Latin American Travel Association (LATA)and Wendy Pedder, Marketing Manager of VisitGuerney. With thanks to Lotus for setting up the interviews and to the support...


Show 55 - Technology For Good

The second of three special episodes recorded in partnership with Microsoft from their Future Decoded event in ExCeL, London. Focusing on Technology for Good, this show features Haiyan Zhang, Innovation Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge; Former Manchester United & England Footballer and now Founder of UA92, Gary Neville; Craig Parker, Microsoft's Education Partner Lead; Aaron Powell, Chief Digital Director at NHS Blood and Transplant; Hector Minto, Microsoft's Accessibility...


Show 54 - Driving Cultural Transformation

The first of three special episodes recorded in partnership with Microsoft from their Future Decoded event in ExCeL, London. This first show features Clare Barclay, COO Microsoft UK, Ian McLaren, Finance and Contracts Director at London Midland, Hector Minto, Microsoft's Accessibility Evangelist for EMEA, Andrew Cook, Microsoft's Senior Product Marketing Manager for Firstline and Patience Wootton of Dentsu Aegis Network.


Show 53 - How to find inspiration away from your desk

Recorded on location at The Tate Modern, Show 53 was produced in partnership with A Blueprint for Better Business as part of their 10 Steps to Fulfilment at Work series, with the aim of helping listeners seek inspiration for their business by stepping out of their comfort zones and visiting places unrelated to their line of work. Russell Goldsmith's guests were Blueprint's CEO Charles Wookey, their Senior Advisor, Norman Pickavance and Jo Alexander, the charity's On Purpose Associate. They...


Show 50 - The Authenticity Gap

Our milestone 50th episode was sponsored by FleishmanHillard Fishburn where we discussed the latest release of their Authenticity Gap Report, which aims to help companies understand and proactively manage the gap between audiences’ expectations and actual experiences with a company or industry. In Part One, Russell Goldsmith spoke with FHF's CEO for UK & Middle East, Jim Donaldson and in the second part of the show, he was joined by their EMEA Reputation Management Lead, Nick Andrews along...


Show 49 - Robotics; Branded Content; Latin America to Europe; Fearless Girl

In the final episode of our series of shows produced at Cannes Lions 2017, Russell Goldsmith spoke in the first part of the show with Chris Clarke of DigitasLBi and Dr Heather Knight about Robotics. In part 2 he interviewed Catherine Balsam Schwabar, Chief Content Officer at Mattel on the topic of Branded Content and all things Barbie! For the final part of the podcast, Russell met with Pablo Walker, President of McCann Worldgroup Europe for a chat about the culture differences between...


Show 48 - Data & Creativity, Young Lions PR, Augmented Influence

In the third of our series of shows being produced at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017 Russell Goldsmith spoke with Scott Allen of Microsoft UK and Vikki Chowney from H+K Strategies about Data & Creativity. He then met with the three judges of the Young Lions PR Competition, Blair Metcalfe from MSLGroup, Candace Kuss of H+K Strategies and James Hacking from BlueCurrent, plus he spoke with Bronze winners of the award, Estefani Solorzano and Christian Gomez. In the...


Show 47 - Language of Comms, China, Music & Brands, Trends

The second of our series of shows being produced at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017 consists of four great interviews. In part 1, Russell Goldsmith chatted Harjot Singh, Chief Strategy Officer, Mccaan Worldgroup EMEA on the language of comms; In Part 2, it was a warm welcome back to the show to H+K Strategies’ Simon Shaw and Richard Millar who spoke about China’s Age of Ambition and the work they are doing with their client Huawei; Part 3 featured Young Guru and...


Show 46 - Art Technology & Health; Malaria No More

In the first of our series of shows being produced at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017, Russell Goldsmith chatted with four guests across two interviews. Firstly, he was joined by Zuleika Burnett, Executive Director for Creative and Innovation at Havas Life Medicom and Lucy McRea, a Body Architect, who talked about the convergence of art, technology and health. Then in Part 2, Russell spoke with Khalid Latif and Shaheed Peera, both of Publicis LifeBrands, who shared a...


Show 45 - Building a Modern Marketing Organisation of The Future

Recorded at MOI's Disrupt Forum in London, where the topic of the evening was 'Building a modern marketing organisation of the future', Russell Goldsmith spoke with the four panel members before they took to the stage; Lorraine Graves, Head of Marketing for Cloud Infrastructure Services at Capgemini; Gemma Davies, Marketing Director of Apttus; Scott Allen, CMO at Microsoft UK and Julia Porter a Business Adviser and Board Member of the Direct Marketing Association. Russell was also joined...


Show 44 - PRWeek Crisis Comms Conference

Recorded at PRWeek's Crisis Communications conference in London, Russell Goldsmith spoke with three of the event's speakers: Katie Perkin, Head of Corporate Communications at Sussex Police; Nick Foley, Head of Communications for the National Trust and Fiona Jennings, External Communications Director for TUI UK & Ireland. He also caught up with previous guest of the series, Neil Chapman, Partner of WPNT Communications who have kindly sponsored this episode and you can find out more about...