Welcome to the KONTENTED KOLLECTIVE.
A weekly 'in-conversation' podcast about business, marketing and entrepreneurship in Australia presented by Kate Constantine (nee Edwards).
Over 12 episodes we interview some of the most high profile CEO's, Managing Directors, CMO's and Board members in the media, marketing & advertising space.
Each week we cover all things media & marketing in relation to our guest's specific business and current role in the industry. We chat about business generally, how it's going & the challengers in the sector & how they are overcoming them.
We also talk about entrepreneurship, intra-preneurship & innovation; what drives them as a business & as an individual. Plus there will be a whole lot of speculation around the goings on in the marketing & media game as a whole.
All-Star Female CEO Panel
Katie Rigg-Smith. CEO, Mindshare / Kristie Asciak. Head of Fuse / Melissa Fein. CEO, Ensemble
For the final episode we pulled together an all-star panel consisting of three amazing women at the top of their game. On the couch(es) this week we're joined by Katie Rigg-Smith - CEO if Mindshare, Kristie Asciak - Head of Fuse and Melissa Fein - CEO of Ensemble. We chat about their careers, the trails and tribulations of being a woman at the top in the cut throat & male dominated Media & Advertising industry. Their views on quotas & diversity, advice for those coming through the ranks (both make & female), and how each of them inspire, lead and navigate the challenges of running multi-million dollar businesses.
Nick Mercer. CEO, MercerBell
This week with Nick Mercer we talk about selling his independent agency to Saatchi & Saatchi, managing agency margins vs client expectations, and the rise of customer experience (CX) as a discipline.
Clive Dickens. Chief Digital Officer, Seven West Media
This week we chat to Clive Dickens about the changes on the horizon for the Yahoo7 JV, how AI & Voice Activation will change your TV viewing experience & about Seven’s changing lens in becoming a content creator in global markets and less focused on output only.
Ben Cooper. Group Innovation Director, M&C Saatchi & Co-Founder, Tricky Jigsaw
This week we chat to Ben Cooper about customer experience, his lab where all things 'useful' are made, the award winning Clever Buoy and his hot tip that mobile phones as we know them will disappear with the next in 10 years.
Nicole McInnes. Director of Marketing (Aust) eHARMONY
This week with Nicole McInnes we discuss digital as an innovation enabler as opposed to being its slave, the future of online dating (yes VR dating is coming!) and about her time at Pandora Radio.
Nicole Sheffield. Managing Director, News Digital Networks Australia
This week with Nicole Sheffield we talk about content, female quotas on boards, innovation, how social is changing traditional publishing & we call bullshit on some content marketing claims.
*** RECORDING NOTE ***
This interview was recorded with Nicole when she held the position of CEO, NewsLifeMedia just prior to her position of MD of News Digital Networks Australia (News DNA) was announced on Tuesday 23rd august - congrats Nicole!
Suzie Shaw. Managing Director, We Are Social
This week we chat to Suzie Shaw about good fast and cheap content, the 2016 Olympics and the value of social influencers and if they really mean big business for brands?
Michael Ephraim. Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment
(Aust & NZ)
This week with Michael Ephraim we talk about the launch of game changing PlayStation VR and the brave new world that it will bring, becoming Australia's biggest media network and the bleeding edge innovation that comes down the pipe at warp speed. all in a days work currently at PlayStation HQ.
Richard Cropley. Founder & Managing Director, Rhino-Rack
This week with Richard Cropley we chat about his journey to become one of Australia’s most successful manufacturing businesses, his expansion into the US to take on the big boys, his plans to actively support the next bred of engineers and putting everything on the line to get to where he is today.
Kylie Rogers. Managing Director, Mamamia Womans Network
This week with kylie rogers we discuss women (of course!), leaving channel ten, expanding into the USA, MWN’s “b-hag" (big hairy audacious goal) for the future, content vs data and we speculate about the future of the industry… and who might have the next AFL rights…
Chris Nolan. CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group (Australia) & COO Publicis Media AsiaPac
This week with Chris Nolan we discuss the changing face of the media industry & changing role of the traditional media agency. We'll also cover the role of data and data analytics and what Starcom is doing to future-proof the advertising/broadcaster direct relationship and what amazingly strange names the job roles will have that will be appearing in a media agency near you soon!
Kate Vale. Managing Director, Spotify Australia & New Zealand
This week with Kate Vale we discuss intrapreneurship, workplace flexibility, product innovation, inter-industry collaboration and who pays what to who in the music industry royalty matrix. Along with her big move to the USA and how she plans to engage her team to best support the AU/NZ business while she’s gone.