Lindsay Bennett is the Global Head of Marketing for DDB out of New York City. But six years earlier, she was a recent graduate and starting as a cadet journalist at industry trade media AdNews. Lindsay shares the path she has taken from those days at AdNews and her transition to the agency world, first in Corporate Comms and then as Marketing and New Business Director at DDB Group Australia and to her new role at DDB as the Global Head of Marketing. She shares the lessons she has learned transitioning from cadet journalist to global head of marketing for an agency brand she is clearly passionate about.
Nathan Hodges is the Managing Director of TrinityP3 in Australia and New Zealand. But before this he had an extensive career in advertising and particularly in Account Management and Agency Management. He shares his view of the role of what is often mistakenly called Account Service and the importance of focusing less on the concept of service and more on the role of management and particularly leadership in times of growing complexity.
Tim Burrowes is the founder and editor-at-large of Australia's biggest media and marketing platform Mumbrella. He is also the author of the soon to be released book, Media Unmade. Tim shares his experience launching the highly successful Mumbrella from scratch and talks about the role of trade journalism in the marketing, media and advertising category. He also reflects on the many challenges encountered and the changes that have occurred in the more than 12 years since the launch of Mumbrella.
Kate Guaran is a Senior Marketer, specialising in B2C, Digital, Innovation, Strategy, Customer Experience, Leadership and Insights. She shares her view on the role of marketing from her agency and advertiser perspective and highlights the insights and lessons she has learned and used along the way to engage and inspire her team and agencies to go above and beyond. As Kate says, the objective she has for anyone she works with is for them to scare her, in a good way. But please note, she doesn't scare easily.
Kylie Sandercock is an entrepreneur, and accountant and now a Senior Financial Consultant at TrinityP3 Marketing Management Consultants. She shares her experience working with agencies and tech companies and highlights the opportunities for advertising and media agencies to improve their efficiency and productivity. Opportunities are often overlooked or rejected because of the requirement to change their culture, structure and processes to deliver improved outcomes for their clients.
Tasman Murray is the founder and Managing Partner of Holistic Analytics. Tasman and David discuss the increasing ability of analytical modelling to refine marketing strategy, customer strategy, advertising deployment and media expenditure; the importance of developing a customer-centric analytics culture in organisations; and the contentious challenges implicit in a marketing analytics project, including trust in the analytical model, fear of what a model might reveal or determine, the need to go beyond marketing, and the role of the media agency in the process.
Renee Amor is the General Manager Marketing & Communication, and Lucy Lithgow is the General Manager of People & Culture at BPAY Group. They share how they engaged the whole organisation to redefine the purpose, mission, vision and values to help carve out a new position in the financial services ecosystem. Employee behaviour now forms 50% of people’s performance measurement. You can find out more here on how people bought into the business transformation with an innovation mindset
Belinda Noble, a communications strategist and the co-founder of Comms Declare, a group dedicated to harnessing the power of comms, marketing, media & advertising to supercharge the transition to a climate-friendly future. Comms Declare recently celebrated its first birthday, with more than 300 organisations and individuals and growing. Belinda shares the inspiration and motivation for starting the group with co-founder Cally Jackson and the objectives and outcomes they are working to deliver.
You can declare here at https://commsdeclare.org/declare/
Simone Allan is the Founder and CEO of Mondo Search and the joint founder of The Mentor Evolution, the mentoring platform of the TrinityP3 Marketing Mentor program. Simone shares her passionate belief in mentoring as the ideal way for individuals to enrich and develop their careers both as a mentor and a mentee. She also talks about the ability of mentoring to foster and encourage diversity in thought, beliefs and practices by creating sharing and inclusive communities.
Hamish Thomson is a keynote speaker, board and startup advisor, consultant and the author of the business book “It’s not always right to be right”. Hamish shares his experience and insights from a career that started in advertising in the UK as a copywriter and took him across to marketing at Reebok and Mars, where he became the Regional President. He reflects on the challenges and opportunities presented at each stage and the important skills and capabilities he developed along the way.