Connected Podcast



Podcast by MediaCom UK


  • Sacha Owusu, PRO Account Director at MediaCom

    21/11/2022 Duração: 19min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sacha goes from Co-host to guest after being recognised as Face to Watch 2022 by Campaign Magazine. Sacha is a PRO Account Director having worked for the company for five years. Sue quizzes Sacha on his time at MediaCom and what he hopes to achieve next year. We also discuss his huge love for music and Lucozade Sport.

  • Graeme Canter, Head of Media & Business Operations at MediaCom

    14/10/2022 Duração: 21min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with MediaCom's Head of Media & Business Operations Graeme Canter. Graeme started his career at MediaCom in June 2000 and has since held seven different positions within the investment and operational functions here at MediaCom. During his time at MediaCom he has helped bring in numerous new business accounts and works very closely with GroupM and WPP to ensure a smooth running of all the IT and tech requirements. In addition to this, he is a mental health ally and heads up MediaCom’s Faith ERG.

  • Jack Lynch, Data & Tech Strategist at MediaCom

    30/09/2022 Duração: 19min

    Happy Friday! This week on the MediaCom Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down Media Week 30 under 30 winner Jack Lynch. Jack is a Senior Associate Director - Data and Tech Strategist here at MediaCom having worked at the company for just over 6 years. Jack started his career as a Paid Social Planner Buyer working across SKY & Now TV. Jack now leads some of the UK's largest media pitches for the company. In 2021 he was tasked with the role of digital and data innovation lead for the launch of Sky Glass, Sky's biggest product release in 25 years. With a passion for data-driven marketing and changing the way people use data for the better, Jack is at the forefront of driving the privacy-first agenda, identifying new ways of unlocking commercial value using data opportunities.

  • Adam Crow, Head of Publishing at MediaCom

    26/08/2022 Duração: 17min

    This week on the MediaCom Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with Mediacom's Head of Publishing Adam Crow. Adam joined MediaCom in January 2008 & has over 30 years’ experience in the publishing arena, having been Head of Publishing at 4 of the top 10 UK media agencies. Currently heads up the Publishing team here at MediaCom where he has worked for the last 15 years. Previously worked across Times Media, helping the company take a more strategic approach to its clients. Prior to this he was investment director at Omnicom and before that press director at PHD.

  • Sue Fennessy, Founder & CEO of WeAre8

    19/08/2022 Duração: 23min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with WeAre8 founder and CEO Sue Fennessy. A serial tech entrepreneur who spent the last 30 years building transformational businesses. You may also know her as the founder and former CEO of Standard Media Index, the world’s leading media data aggregation business. She was highlighted by Forbes as a leading innovator in 2017. Sue has channelled all this global experience and industry knowledge into building what she describes as the future of digital media.

  • Lord Mark Price, Founder of WorkL

    12/08/2022 Duração: 23min

    Lord Mark Price is a businessman, writer and former government Minister of Trade. Former Managing Director of Waitrose, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and Chairman of Business in the Community, spent over 40 years unlocking the power of people in organisations. Lord Mark is also the president of the CMI and board member of Coca Cola European Partners. Passionate about creating engaged and happy work forces which in turn create longer-term sustainable success for organisations.

  • Misha Sher, Global Head of Sport, Entertainment and Culture at MediaCom

    22/07/2022 Duração: 21min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with Misha Sher who is Global Head of Sport, Entertainment and Culture here at MediaCom. As an industry veteran who has been at the forefront of the sports industry for more than 15 years, Misha has negotiated and advised on sponsorship investments and activations with major sport & entertainment properties, including UEFA, IOC, NFL and F1 in more than 25 countries. At MediaCom, he has built and scaled global sport & entertainment business that sits at the intersection of sport, media, lifestyle and culture, with clients that include some of the biggest blue-chip brands like Toyota, Shell, Mars and many more as well as top talent such as Pelé, Brian Lara, Mesut Özil, Vinicius Jr and Eniola Aluko.

  • Andrew Spurrier-Dawes, EMEA Head of Precision and Digital at Wavemaker

    01/07/2022 Duração: 23min

    This week on the Connected Podcast we sit down with the co-founder himself Andrew Spurrier-Dawes. ASD is EMEA Head of Precision & Digital for Wavemaker’s consulting hub in London where he has been working for the last eleven months. Previously worked at MediaCom as a Global Digital Director, leading digital strategy whilst planning and buying for numerous Global clients. With more than fourteen years of digital experience he continues specialise in everything data, audience science, analytics, ecommerce, search, social and content in order to play a positive role in digital transformation, activation excellence and precision product development.

  • Tim Irwin, Global COO at Essence

    24/06/2022 Duração: 20min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue & Sacha sit down with Tim Irwin who is currently Global Chief Operating Officer at Essence having been recently appointed the role in January 2022. Tim is an experienced advertising leader with more than two decades' experience in executive roles at media agencies. Since joining Essence in 2018 as EMEA Chief Operating Officer, Tim's operational expertise and leadership skills have played a critical role in helping the agency scale rapidly and meet the needs of clients and employees throughout the region. Prior to joining Essence, Tim served as Chief Operating Officer for Maxus, where he helped develop the agency from a fledgling business to one of the UK's top ten media agencies. Prior to Maxus he was Managing Director for London boutique operation, BJK&E Media.

  • Nick Lawson, Global CEO at EssenceMediacom

    17/05/2022 Duração: 37min

    Welcome to the very first edition of the new EssenceMediacom Connected Podcast. Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer at MediaCom and Sacha Owusu, PRO Account Director at MediaCom sit down with the new Global CEO of EssenceMediacom, Nick Lawson. Starting his career with the agency as a media planner at The Media Business Group in 1991, he has risen through the ranks to lead the business, firstly as CEO of MediaCom UK in 2006, as CEO of EMEA in 2008 then COO Worldwide in 2019 and most recently Global CEO in 2020. We discuss the merger, opportunities and benefits for both companies plus his unconditional love for Bordeaux.

  • Netsai Mangwende, Chief Financial Officer at Group M UK

    29/04/2022 Duração: 21min

    This week on the Connected Podcast Sue and Sacha sit down with Netsai Mangwende who is the U.K. CFO for GroupM where she has worked for the last 8 months. In her new role, she is responsible for leading the strategy and day-to-day management of GroupM U.K.’s Financial, Commercial and Business Operations Teams. Netsai has extensive and commendable experience within financial and professional services and a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing large organisations in the U.K. Netsai has over 15 years’ experience in senior roles at complex multinational organisations including AIG, Royal and Sun Alliance, Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom, Bermuda and Southern Africa.

  • Emily Trenouth, Head of Influencer Marketing at Mediacom

    08/04/2022 Duração: 20min

    This week on Connected, Sue and Sacha sit down with Emily Trenouth who is Head of Influencer Marketing here at MediaCom. Her role is to lead the Influencer Marketing division for both UK & Worldwide teams, working with clients such as Coca Cola, Mars, Sky and many more. Emily is also hugely passionate about gender equality and championing future female talent, which she is proactively driving forward as a Board Member of a non-profit mentoring programme called OK Mentor. Last year Emily became an adweek Future Is Female Honouree and ever so recently was awarded with the rising star award at the Female Frontier Campaign awards.

  • Claire Ferguson, Managing Partner and Head of Agency Communications at MediaCom UK

    11/03/2022 Duração: 19min

    This week on the MediaCom Connected podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with Claire Ferguson, Managing Partner & Head of Agency Communications here at MediaCom. An experienced communications and marketing strategy lead and planner with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Claire’s role covers all aspects of Marketing and Communications for MediaCom UK internally and externally, including PR, events, strategy, awards, internal communications and owned channel communications.

  • Charlotte Frijns, Global CFO at MediaCom

    24/02/2022 Duração: 15min

    This week on the MediaCom Connected Podcast Sue and Sacha sit down with MediaCom's Global CFO Charlotte Frijns. Charlotte joined the agency from GroupM UK, where she worked as CFO, bringing huge experience handling the financial side of agency life, having worked in a wide range of senior finance roles across Publicis Groupe companies prior to taking up her current position here at MediaCom.

  • Lisa Humphreys, Strategy Development Director at WPP UK

    27/01/2022 Duração: 13min

    This week Sue and Sacha sit down with Lisa Humphreys, Strategy Development Director, WPP UK and Chief Transformation & Integration Officer, Group M. She has worked within the WPP network since joining MediaCom in 2007, working across WPP’s UK business in every area of the communications and marketing landscape, from Media to Commerce, Technology to Experience. A core focus of her role is bringing together diverse capabilities to build extraordinary solutions for clients and future proofing the organisation in the UK market.

  • Josh Krichefski, Global COO & EMEA CEO at MediaCom

    14/01/2022 Duração: 24min

    This week Sue and Sacha sit down with Josh Krichefski Global COO and EMEA CEO at MediaCom. We roundup 2021, talk through his hopes for MediaCom in 2022 and what he would practice more if he had the time and space.

  • Sonya Arthur, Managing Partner and Head of TED at MediaCom

    17/12/2021 Duração: 19min

    For the last podcast of the year, Sue and I sit down with Sonya Arthur, Managing Partner and Head of BU5 better known as TED (The Entertainment Division). Sonya started her MediaCom career in 2000 as a press buyer, transitioning over the years to trading across multi-media channels. Sonya was appointed Managing Partner & Head of TED in 2017 and has managed significant operational change within the team as well as leading several new business wins. We discuss living with COVID and its impact on work and personal life, plus her love for Prince, Lord of the Rings and London.

  • Di Mayze, Global Head of Data & AI at WPP

    03/12/2021 Duração: 17min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with Di Mayze who is the Global Head of Data & AI at WPP where she has worked for the last 18 months. WPP’s resident ‘data geek’ has over 20 years of technology and data experience across media, FMCG, finance and retail consulting for companies such as Hearst UK, dunnhumby & Walgreens Boots Alliance.

  • Babs Maye, UK Head of Addressable Creative at MediaCom

    12/11/2021 Duração: 14min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with Babs Maye who is the UK Head of Addressable Creative here at MediaCom. Babs has over 12 years’ experience in digital advertising demonstrated by developing meaningful brand equity platforms, content marketing strategies, and cause marketing programs. Babs spent two and a half years at Mindshare as the Global DCO at Nestle before deciding to join the wonderful world of MediaCom.

  • Demet Ikiler, CEO of GroupM EMEA

    29/10/2021 Duração: 34min

    This week on the Connected Podcast, Sue and Sacha sit down with Demet Ikiler who is GroupM EMEA CEO. She joined WPP in 2000 to launch Mindshare, she progressed to CEO of GroupM Turkey and then was promoted to CEO of GroupM EMEA in Feb 2020. We discuss her current role after a year and how it feels to be responsible for 27 markets.

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