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Currently the Head of Marketing for Weetabix, Gareth Turner has a long and varied experience leading marketing teams for brands such as Arla Foods' butter products and Heineken. He is a firm believer in the importance of client-agency relationships and mutual respect to produce better briefs and, ultimately, better work. This is why his Shiny New O…
 
Having started her career as a DJ in Kenya and developed a career working in entertainment, Monali Shah says she ended up in traditional marketing "by fluke". Her first forays into entertainment marketing and events management offered her a valuable base in learning and building onto an entrepreneurial mindset, however, which she sees the benefits …
 
As Head of New Business Development at DraftLine South Africa, Amy is proud to be part of a data led organisation that blends creative energy with hard information. Her Shiny New Object is data led creativity, i.e. using the right data that ensures that creative marketing will also deliver on ROI. Listen to Amy describe how DraftLine use social lis…
 
Rob Bullough's career can be considered a kilt or a patchwork of many different interests, each pursued brilliantly. From working at Tower Records to building websites, teaching himself even more programming as well as making music for video games and ultimately becoming a brand manager within EA, he's done it all. Rob's current role as Director of…
 
In his rich career, Sir Martin Sorrell has been at the helm of some leading advertising agencies, from being CFO at Saatchi's to CEO of WPP for 33 years. He founded S4 Capital 3 years ago to focus on what he calls the new growth area of marketing: the digital universe. Sir Martin's Shiny New Object is the two worlds of advertising, specifically the…
 
Kieran Foley heads up the Partnerships and Licensing department at Danone, headquartered in New York and looking after all major programmes the company runs with NBC Universal, Disney, the NFL, but also charities and more. His career covers exciting sports sponsorship programmes as well as the creation of a cricket league called the CPL T20 which i…
 
Having worked at Kellogg's for seven years, Joe Harper looks after the e-commerce function of the company across all of Europe. He previously held roles across social content creation and many more in sport betting, moving from sports to cereal and from digital to e-commerce. Joe's Shiny New Object may not be "shiny" or "new" to some but it's certa…
 
In his agency and brand marketing roles, Rory McEntee has continuously built a career around challenger brands, disruptive and unique campaigns. Now in charge of brand & marketing at Gymbox, Rory continues to put out daring and intriguing ads while searching for the next big thing in the future of marketing. His Shiny New Object is visual search, w…
 
In his role as Director of Strategy & Operations at Google UK & Ireland, Craig Fenton designs and manages how the company operates in these two countries. But he also has a number of "side hustles" that include social purpose driven initiatives like a record company and a film production house that put forward talented individuals from less privile…
 
The Head of Marketing at Aunt Bessie's, Sam Dolan has an illustrious career in the food industry, having worked with brands like Lurpak and Cravendale previously. Her Shiny New Object is direct mail and the way it can be used to target consumers and combine with other channels to create new and interesting campaigns with a different level of engage…
 
Jerry Daykin is the Senior Media Director for EMEA and LatAm at GSK, where he looks after brands that help consumers live slightly better and healthier lives. After a roller coaster year during he COVID pandemic, Jerry has discovered more than ever the importance of staying active deliberately. One of his new behaviours is hopping on his Peloton bi…
 
David Byrne is the Brand Marketing Lead at Aviva, where he is responsible for above the line campaigns. In his career, he's worked for the likes of Diageo, BT, the BBC, start-ups and his own photography studio. David's Shiny New Object is Non Fungible Tokens aka NFTs, for their ability to keep you learning and refreshing the brain, and thus markete…
 
Bringing together all Havas creative agencies under one umbrella, Paul Ward works to make great ideas happen creatively, efficiently and effectively. His Shiny New Object is leveraging the village: identifying and using each individual's specific skills across all the various Havas brands, to get the best results for clients. In a data-driven world…
 
Seb talks about balancing curiosity in new marketing tech whilst honing the skill of being a marketer. He tells us how we should stay focussed on the big picture and how Unilever employs a 80/15/5 model when it comes to Shiny New Objects. The discussion looks in detail at the world of D2C and how brands can win or get started in this space.…
 
In our latest podcast episode, we meet Reckitt's Cicero Hennemann. As the company's Marketing Technology Lead for Western Europe, Cicero focuses on the benefits of technology and how it can drive effective marketing and results. However, he warns about not doing tech for tech's sake! Cicero's Shiny New Object is mobile - maybe not so new, but defin…
 
In our latest podcast episode, we interview Adam Palmer, the Director of Creative Production Ops at GoDaddy. Having worked at Viacom for MTV and VH1, Adam has a lot of experience being creative and working to challenge the status quo. He believes in always changing and evolving the way things are done. This is why his Shiny New Object is Loom - the…
 
Experian Marketing Services North America's VP for Strategy & Partnerships, Aimee Irwin works with brands to help them leverage technology to better enable their marketing efforts. In our latest episode, she talks about her Shiny New Object: the future state of identity in the marketing landscape. How can brands leverage multiple consumer identitie…
 
On the latest episode of the Shiny New Object podcast, we speak to Shruti Samant, who is Digital Marketing Specialist at Procter & Gamble Health. Shruti's career has come together as a result of following her passion and combining her love of art with technology and engineering. She finds this to have prepared her the best for creating content, whi…
 
This week on the podcast, we cover Benni Lickfett's career from day 1 at a start-up to Global Head of Digital Innovation at Diageo. Benni's top marketing tips include focusing on the essentials, taking a look at the big picture and having empathy in advertising. His Shiny New Object is the unfulfilled promise of crowd wisdom and crowdsourcing. List…
 
When it comes to branding, perception is reality according to our latest guest, Falak Jalil. We're also talking about the future of marketing and how brands can stay locally relevant to boost their customer engagement. Listen to Falak's top marketing tips, her favourite books and her advice for brands to get closer to customers in this latest episo…
 
Audio content is seeing a renaissance, from using smart speakers and sound sanctuaries to help us sleep better or keep noise out, to creating unique and engaging podcast content that influences consumers’ attitudes towards brands on a regular basis. This is fuelling a change from interruptive advertising to immersive experiences, and it’s the subje…
 
How much of our daily activity and current goals are dictated by assumptions we’ve simply inherited or bought into? Do we need to all go to uni, get office jobs, be promoted, have a family etc.? Or can we challenge some - or several - of these societal and professional assumptions? Our guest on this week’s SNO, Tom Goodwin, Co-founder of ALL WE HAV…
 
We’ve heard about augmented reality and virtual reality, but what’s the next step in marketing communications? Jordan McDowell, Lead Communications Planning & Media Optimisation Manager for the Co-op, talks to us about extended reality in the latest episode of the Shiny New Object podcast. The “X” in “XR” stands for what we don’t know yet, as techn…
 
As more ex-agency marketers work in-house and brands become more assertive in how they approach their marketing plans, what’s the future of marketing agencies? Should they niche down into highly-specialised offerings or should they approach a consultative selling strategy? Quinn O’Brien, Vice President, Global Marketing at Lenovo, discusses the cha…
 
If lockdowns around the world have brought us one good thing, it’s the benefit of limitless collaboration as workers at all levels of organisations and from offices worldwide have been able to engage in virtual collaboration more than ever. Moreover, working remotely means that teams can literally work around the clock, as collaborators in a differ…
 
As Digital Transformation Leader for Consumer / Healthcare / Pharma at Sanofi, Caitlyn Nguyen oversees the whole APAC market as well as China, Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa, using “everything digital” to bring value in marketing and sales while catering to customers’ needs. Her Shiny New Object is the future of connections in the time of Covi…
 
Working through the pandemic and experiencing challenges in a different way as brands and as people, we’ve become more open to the concept of vulnerability and to communicating our struggles. According to Michelle Webb, Commercial Director at the NFL, this is a valuable change in the way brands communicate with people and in the way we present ours…
 
Our latest guest on the podcast is Paul Szumilewicz, Head of Agile, Global Marketing at HSBC. His Shiny New Object is diversity and he talks to us about how he’s changed his mentoring habits to ensure he speaks to people who are not a “mirror image” of himself on a regular basis.
 
When Google launched the Google Glass a few years ago, augmented reality glasses didn’t catch on in the B2C market. However, there could be a rich future for them in B2B, according to Monika Schulze, Head of Customer & Innovation Management at Zurich Insurance. On the latest episode of the podcast, Monika tells us why her Shiny New Object is AR gla…
 
Do you ever feel that brands are following a script that was laid out a couple of years ago and just rolling it out now? Adapting to our current reality and developing a more meaningful connection with consumers in the present situation are elements that, according to our guest on this week’s podcast, are missing from a lot of today’s ads. Atilla C…
 
Talking to Oatly’s Creative Director, Michael Lee, is an exercise in thinking differently about marketing and the organisation of a marketing department. His Shiny New Object is very particular: inmates running the asylum, i.e. a marketing team that has full creative control and follows its own instincts.…
 
When Pandora was faced with closing stores nationwide during the lockdowns related to Covid-19, it looked like a large number of customers who normally shop in-store would be lost during Q4 of 2020. However, resorting to augmented reality has helped them overcome this obstacle and actually convert more customers than before. Our guest on the podcas…
 
In her role as Head of ManulifeMOVE, a behavioural insurance product that keeps customers active as part of their life insurance policy, Sushmita Munshi is always learning from testing and listening to the customer. Her Shiny New Object is behavioural insurance itself, a new way to engage with customers and understand their motivations and how to l…
 
Ashish Porwal, Head of Insights & Analytics at GSK South East Asia & Taiwan looks at data as onions that need to be peeled to get the right answer. This is why his Shiny New Object is to see through the glare of shiny new objects!
 
Tugce Aksoy is the Senior Global Brand Manager for Magnum Icecream at Unilever. She says she wasn’t “born a marketeer” but she combines her engineering degree with a passion for writing to harness practical and creative sides in her role. Her Shiny New Object is breaking bias with tech and marketing, specifically looking at how our ingrained stereo…
 
As the VP of Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe, Andreas Hofmann has to “catch the taste of the European customer” and compete to find the best car for his mainstream customer segment. During the pandemic as well as in the face of increased digitalisation, his Shiny New Object has become the balance between physical and digital in the cust…
 
Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK and all-around marketing legend, is our latest guest on the podcast. Talking about his early adoption of the internet and new technologies led us to explore the way in which his Shiny New Object can change the future of marketing: social norming of video calling can make a huge impact for businesses and c…
 
As the Senior Director and Category Head of P&G ISC Feminine Care, Chetna Soni oversees a team focused on marketing for feminine care products across the Indian subcontinent. Her work is closely interwoven with a campaign to keep girls in school in India, which links to her Shiny New Object: purpose-led brand building. Combining a vocation for bein…
 
When picking up a product based on its advertising, have you ever considered what stereotypes it may perpetuate? For Costa Coffee’s Global Head of Coffee Innovation Sandra Ferreira, the role that marketing plays in driving the inclusion agenda is crucial and forms her Shiny New Object. From the language advertisers use, to the packaging or design o…
 
Mondelez’ Emanuel Gävert ended up in marketing after being a youth activist, bringing with him a strong desire to make a difference through the work done by the brands he looks after. His Shiny New Object is using business as a force for good, starting with the small steps that make a difference today, and ultimately overhauling business models to …
 
David Pugh likes to say he’s not a marketer at all. He started his career in engineering, then switched to business and eventually started working in the automotive industry – today, he is the Marketing Director at MG Motor UK Ltd. Despite his love of analytics and numbers, David’s Shiny New Object is something unexpected: the TV remote.…
 
Have you ever considered how paternity leave could make men better marketers? Becoming a new dad has transformed Riley Dunn, Brand Manager for Dove Men+Care at Unilever, showing him the importance of being grounded in human nature and spending time at home during his paternity leave. Taking a step back and thinking of the long game are all benefits…
 
At WW (formerly Weight Watchers), Wesley Boas is the Head of Consumer Products - Strategy, Innovation & Marketing and works to elevate the brand and its products to help members throughout their health journey. With a lengthy career in consumer packaged goods (CPG) started at Unilever, Wesley’s Shiny New Object is the shift to online shopping, espe…
 
Anirban Basu is the Innovation Director at Danone, focusing on the cutting edge of marketing developments and how to harness these in specialised nutrition. With an illustrious background in marketing in the food and drinks industry, Anirban believes that the next big thing, his Shiny New Object, will be the combination of UGC and AI – two acronyms…
 
Speaking to Jon Hall about the evolution of marketing, we learn about his rich experience from a military career to communication, to becoming Brand and Product Marketing Director at Whirlpool. Through this journey, John has focused on archetypes drawn from psychology to design brand strategy and uses that as a starting point for his Shiny New Obje…
 
Timo Elliott’s job title is one of the most interesting you’ll come across: a VP, Global Innovation Evangelist for SAP (one of the largest cloud technology companies in the world). He spends his time at the “leading edge of innovation” looking for learnings that he then shares with customers to drive innovation in their organisation. His Shiny New …
 
Euan Brown is the Head of Digital and Content at Virgin Red, where his mission is to bring the Virgin companies closer together through a new rewards programme that is built on learning from customer feedback. His Shiny New Object is operating with a start-up mindset, whether a small or big company, adapting to data to improve your offering.…
 
Adam Nickson is Head of Marketing Communications at Groupe Renault in the UK and calls himself an “accidental marketer” and an “accidental car guy” due to the series of events that have helped build his career. During our conversation, Adam outlined his Shiny New Object as a series of concepts – a 5-step marketing detox plan for 2021.…
 
Pete Markey is the Chief Marketing Officer at TSB Bank, looking after all the marketing activities that take place at TSB. He talks about a past work screw up, the best marketing tip he received, and the importance of staying grounded and true to your purpose, even in unsettling times. His Shiny New Object is a company called InfoSum, who provide a…
 
Iris Meijer is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Vodafone Business. In this episode, Iris talks about her origins in Finland, how getting fired changed her career and how her team is her best investment. Her Shiny New Object is CMOs having a seat in the boardroom.
 
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