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B&T's Fast 30: Coronavirus calamity, AAP closes, Nike's Maria and Kobe ads & DDB's Ben Welsh

Welcome back to the first B&T Fast 30 podcast 2020. Better late than never, a motto we well and truly live by. In this episode, we're joined by DDB National chief creative officer Ben Welsh who helps us slice and dice the latest industry news including all things coronavirus, APP closing down, and Nike's Maria Sharapova and Kobe Bryant ads. We also do a deep dive with Ben to discuss why emotion is vital for effective ads, what marketers really want from agencies, why everyone's rehashing old...


B&T's Fast 30: Kim K & UberEats, Bonds' Xmas ad, Victoria's Secret, Cybertruck, plus an honest chat with two young strategists from M&C Saatchi & Clems BBDO

Welcome back to the latest episode of B&T’s Fast 30 podcast. In this episode, we're discussing UberEats' iconic new ad, Victoria's Secret show axed, the homophobic tirade against Bonds' Xmas ad, and Disney+ entering the market and what it means for the proliferation of streaming services in Australia, plus Elon Musks' Cybertruck. Joining us to discuss the news we have two young adlanders: Vince Usher who’s a strategist at Clemenger BBDO and Max Learmont who’s a strategist at M&C Saatchi. We...


B&T's Fast 30: M&C Saatchi's Jaimes Leggett on that Tourism AU ad, industry viciousness, the holding company "death spiral", CMO churn and more

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, and loads more. We also chat to him about the holding company "death spiral", the M&C Saatchi agency...


B&T's Fast 30: Tourism Australia, Sexist Seafolly ad, House Rules, Shebah & VERSA CEO Kath Blackham

Welcome back to the latest episode of B&T’s Fast 30 podcast! As usual, we're talking about this week's biggest media stories including Tourism Australia's latest campaign, the landmark House Rules case, a "sexist" Seafolly ad, the Age cartoon that caused an uproar, Warburton's pac mag's sale, plus campaigns from Shebah and Edelman. We also have a chat with digital experience agency VERSA CEO Kath Blackham about the future of voice tech, the demographic using it most, when voice tech will...


B&T's Fast 30: MasterChef judges, the "Poo Jogger", Victoria's Secret, radio's down, new campaigns, plus media buyers on the upfronts

Welcome back to B&T's Fast 30 podcast. We're talking about this week's biggest media stories including 10's upfronts & new MasterChef judges, SCA and commercial radio's down, Victoria’s Secret goes plus-size, the "Poo Jogger", Tetley's cold infusions campaign & Barnsy, Farnsy and Ahnsy's UberEats campaign. We also have a chat with head media buyers at GroupM (Nicola Lewis) and OMD (Jane Combes) about their thoughts on the upfronts so far and how they'll be investing in 2020. Thanks as always...


B&T's Fast 30: Warburton's axe, WPP's new boss, radio ratings, DOOH hacking, old mate returns & Amazonia's Dwayne Martens

Welcome back to B&T's Fast 30 podcast. We're talking about this week's biggest media stories including Warburton yields his axe on Sunday Night, Jens Monsees makes a start at WPP, the recent radio ratings, 10's The Masked Singer success, DOOH hacking at Asics and the return of South Australia's old mate. We also have a chat with Amazonia founder Dwayne Martens about his highly successful health food business, including how he marketed to the masses before social media even existed, how to...


B&T's Fast 30: Adam Ferrier & Damian Pincus join forces to discuss the big industry issues

Welcome back to B&T's Fast 30 podcast. We're talking about this week's biggest media stories includingThe Block's homophobic conundrum, Apple’s new iPhone ad, Thinkerbell’s 13Cabs ad, Cadbury's heart-warming campaign and Woolie’s newest collectibles craze. We also have a chat with two of the biggest creative minds in the industry - Thinkerbell's Adam Ferrier and The Work's Damian Pincus. The guys share their thoughts on the pitch process, why ads aren't funny anymore and where's all the...


B&T's Fast 30: It's Jonesy & Amanda! Plus, SA ad, Rove canned, cocaine challenge & Libra's #bloodnormal

Welcome back to B&T's Fast 30 podcast. As usual, we're talking about this week's biggest media stories including the "depressing" South Australia tourism ad, Saturday Rove getting the boot, the Coke Challenge, Libra's #bloodnormal campaign and Volkswagon's new logo. We also have a very honest and open chat about the industry with radio veterans Amanda Keller and Brendan "Jonesy" Jones. Thanks as always to our friends at Eardrum for their audio guidance. If you like what you're hearing, don't...


B&T's Fast 30: Is Alan's time nigh?, Seven's new CEO, Vegemite vs. Marmite & Chiquita King on building an indie agency

As usual, we're talking about this week's biggest media stories including the continuing Alan Jones saga, Seven's new CEO, the Vegemite vs. Marmite war, Bob Irwin & Jimmy Fallon in trouble with PETA, a Magnum ad that landed the ice-cream company in hot water, and a German chocolate company with an aversion to fat kids and redheads. We also have a very insightful chat with ex-DDB managing partner Chiquita King who in recent months started creative agency Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder with ex-host...


B&T's Fast 30: Sex on The Bachelor, PwC's Facebook research, advertising to men and Snapchat's Will Scougal

We are back with yet another episode of B&T's Fast 30 podcast, this time introducing some fresh new talent from the B&T team! As always, we run through the week's biggest media stories: the bachelor set to pop its cherry in first-ever sex scene, highlights from Advertising Week and the run-down on that PwC Facebook report - released now sans Nielsen data. We talk about the latest campaigns including the divisive Russel Howcraft campaign 'proud of coal', Leo Burnett's latest work for Bonds...


B&T's Fast 30: The Chaser on 'The Donald Trump of Aussie radio', the culture of outrage plus, the death of radio?

Welcome back to another episode of B&T's Fast 30 podcast! As usual we're talking about this week's biggest media stories including what's next for Masterchef following the sensational exit of Gary, Matt and George, Woolies' new media arm, the real reason Instagram removed 'likes', the SCA streaker and where are all the good ads? We also have a very insightful chat with Chaser boys Dom Knight and Charles Firth, discussing 'The Donald Trump of Australian radio', our addiction to the culture of...


B&T's Fast 30: Cannes, Nike, Kia's disaster & Steady and Sparrow

It's back and better than ever! And no, we don't mean Johnny Farnham. B&T's Fast 30 podcast is back in business and boy do we have a cracking comeback episode (that's 43 mins ... numbers have never been our strong suit). True to format, we've once again combined all things media with a good old dash of folly (and serious interview questions - for balance). We discuss the latest big media stories, including NY-based creative agency FCB dumping Nivea, WPP boycotting pitches involving...


B&T's Fast 30: Flawed, Hacked, Hard & Slow with opr CEO Richard Brett

Earlier this year in June, Ogilvy PR rebranded as opr and established itself as a separate entity within the WPP AUNZ network. Two months later, the agency released its annual trends report entitled 'Futures #4 – Flawed, Hacked, Hard and Slow’, which identifies key trends and insights in technology, culture and content that will impact Australia and New Zealand businesses and government. This week, we sat down with opr CEO Richard Brett to chat about some of the trends they've identified....


B&T's Fast 30: The women behind Whimn's 'My Father the Murderer' podcast

Hey listeners! This week's B&T Fast 30 Podcast features some incredibly remarkable women. In fact, this week we welcome the two women behind the chart-topping 'My Father The Murderer' Podcast, produced by Whimn. An intensely personal listen, the podcast follows journalist Nina Young as she explores a deep family secret: her father was a murderer. So, for our latest podcast, B&T invited both Nina and 'My Father The Murderer' co-producer Bek Day onto Fast 30 to find out more about the...


B&T's Fast 30 special episode: Don't Judge Me

We interrupt our regular B&T Fast 30 to share a new podcast from our friends at Eardrum — Don’t Judge Me. What’s Don’t Judge Me about, I hear you ask? Well, Ralph van Dijk gets up close and personal with 10 global chief creative officers. He asks, what work still haunts them? What’s the worst part of their job? What’s their approach when judging awards? Ralph puts these and one or two more personal questions, to advertising’s top creative minds.


B&T's Fast 30: Michelle Guthrie, Karl Stefanovic, #SmashAStrawb and Campaign Edge's Dee Madigan

Some can't believe we've made it this far but you better believe it, it's episode eight of our fortnightly B&T Fast 30 podcast, produced by our dear friends at Eardrum. It's another big week in industry news with plenty of controversy over at ABC (disclaimer: this episode was recorded prior to Justin Milne's resignation) while over at Nine there's speculation that Karl Stefanovic may be set for a move. Plus, we look at the biggest campaigns from the last fortnight from HSBC (JWT Sydney),...


B&T's Fast 30: The Bachelor, Nike, Berlei and CHE Proximity's Chris Howatson

Have you missed us? Fret no more. It's episode seven of B&T's fortnightly podcast, produced by the talented team at Eardrum. We look at the headlines from the last fortnight: the departure of Carat's CEO Paul Brooks, Bachelor scandals, and the controversy around the latest Nike campaign. Plus, there's been a plethora of amazing campaigns released recently by Woolmark Company, Budget Direct, MLA, Berlei and John Lewis. And we're lucky enough to be joined by CHE Proximity's Chris Howatson to...


B&T's Fast 30: Media financial results, Netflix, British Paints FOMU and Carat's Andrea Rule

It's episode six of B&T's fortnightly podcast, produced by the talented lot at Eardrum and JAM in Walsh Bay. This week, Daisy, Dave and John dissect the latest industry news including financial results from the major media outlets, reactions from consumers to ads (shock horror) on Netflix and the government's move to ditch influencer marketing. We take a look at some of the biggest campaigns over the last two weeks: DDB Melbourne's campaign for British Paints 'FOMU', Thinkerbell's work...


B&T's Fast 30: Sky News Fiasco, addressable TV, UBank and The Monkeys' Mark Green

Hello and welcome again to B&T's fortnightly podcast. After a few weeks off while half our team escaped to Europe, we're back for episode five! And we are coming to you courtesy of the good people at Eardrum and JAM, now located in Walsh Bay. This week, we're joined by The Monkeys CEO Mark Green as we take a look at the latest news from the industry, including the Sky News fiasco and the launch of addressable TV by Nine. We examine Target's latest ad campaign, more great work from KFC, a...


B&T's Fast 30: Logies, OOH, #Floptus And Y&R's Pete Bosilkovski

We're back again with another edition of B&T's Fast 30, thanks in large part to the good people at Eardrum and JAM. This time 'round, B&T's editorial team talks about TV's night of nights, the Logies, as well as the changing outdoor media landscape, the #Floptus saga, and more Martin Sorrell. As always, we also analyse a few of the latest campaigns, including Optus' commercial with Home and Away star Ray Meagher, Facebook's face-saving effort, and a really cute nappy ad. Plus, we have...