Mumbrellacast: ABC crisis, the Lisa Messenger battle, VMLY&R twists tongues and guest Michelle Rowland

On Monday the board of the ABC fired its managing director Michelle Guthrie. And by Thursday, chairman Justin Milne had walked the plank too. In this week’s Mumbrellacast, the team analyses the twists and turns and asks: where do we go from here?

There were big developments in adland this week too, with WPP consolidating two of its biggest brands – creative agency Y&R and digital agency VML, which will now become VMLY&R. Plus, we discuss Lisa Messenger’s announcement that print is not dead with the return of Collective Hub and talk to shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland.

In the news

In this week’s news roundup, the team discusses:

  • The ABC crisis (01:09)
  • VML and Y&R combine to VMLY&R (16:06)
  •  Lisa Messenger resurrects Collective Hub (20:55)

Our guest this week is shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland (30:10), who joins Tim in the studio to talk the NBN, the ABC, and her favourite ad of all time.

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Hard Boiled and Backbay Lounge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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