Mumbrellacast: GrowthOps’ Phillip Kingston in the studio, plus Tajer out of DAN, and media agency of the decade

This week, Trimantium GrowthOps founder, Phillip Kingston, joined Mumbrella’s Vivienne Kelly and Tim Burrowes to chat through the company’s share price, and why he remains confident in the business’ future. Kingston outlines what the business hopes to achieve with its house of agencies, debriefs on last year’s IPO, and discusses GrowthOps’ finances and new board.  He even takes a moment to explain the pop-culture inspiration behind the name Trimantium.

In the news, more changes took place at the Dentsu Aegis Network, this time seeing the departure of local CEO, Henry Tajer, and CFO, Reg Davidson. The Mumbrellacast team chats about some of the speculation they have heard about what was behind the move, and wonders what the holding group will look like in six months, under the leadership of new CEO, Angela Tangas, and CFO, Jerome Whelan.

Seven dropped the axe on several of its long running programs this week. Today Tonight was dropped from the slate after 25 years of being on air, and the network’s raft of travel shows – including Sydney Weekender, SA Weekender, The Great Weekend, Queensland Weekender, The Great Day Out and Creek to Coast – will also be finishing up. The move has created intrigue amongst the Mumbrellacast team as to what Seven’s ‘revamped’ schedule will look like in 2020, as the network looks towards a younger audience.

And in lighter news, OMD was named Mumbrella’s media agency of the decade. Vivienne and media agency reporter, Brittney Rigby, give a recap of OMD’s achievements over the past 10 years, and explain why ‘consistency’ matters in today’s industry of instability.

In the news

  • OMD named Mumbrella’s media agency of the decade (1:19)
  • Henry Tajer is out at the Dentsu Aegis Network (12:50)
  • Seven axes yet more programs (22:03)

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