Mumbrellacast: Ex-McCann CEO Ben Lilley on the problem with big agencies

In this week’s Mumbrellacast, we chat to ex-McCann CEO and SMART founder Ben Lilley (21:34) on founding a business with no experience running one, why the young Ben was difficult to manage, and the problem with big agencies.

We also delve into the details behind the merger between Publicis Group’s Spark Foundry and Blue 449.

In addition, the team discuss Ten’s decision to cast an astrophysicist as the new bachelor and whether The Bachelor alone will help Ten’s struggling ratings.

Meanwhile, we unpack the ACCC’s digital platforms report and the NRL’s new ad.

In the news

  • Spark Foundry swallows Blue 449 (1:27)
  • Facebook responds to the ACCC’s digital platforms report (07:14)
  • Ten chooses a new bachelor (12:18)
  • NRL launches season with new ad (15:25)

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Music credit: RetroFuture Clean Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Hard Boiled Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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