Mumbrellacast: Interviews with Kirsty Muddle and Ken Cato, while Ben Willee talks financials

On this week's Mumbrellacast, Emma Shepherd and Spinach's Ben Willee join host Calum Jaspan to break down the week's news, alongside interviews with Dentsu Creative Group CEO, Kirsty Muddle and Cato Brand Partner's Ken Cato.

It is financials reporting season, with Seven West Media, Domain, Ooh Media, HT&E and Enero all reporting half-year results over the past two weeks, with Southern Cross Austereo and Nine Entertainment Co to report today also. Spinach general manager and media director, Ben Willee joins the news chat to break down the importance of the reporting period, how the market is perceiving Seven compared to Nine, the streaming opportunities at play, and how the audio platform space is set to develop.

In part two, brand design icon Ken Cato joins the podcast to discuss his 52 years helping brands define themselves, how to create lasting branding, like his work for CommBank, Qantas and Australia Post, and how his work is developing, or staying consistent over time.

Finally, Kirsty Muddle, new creative group CEO at Denstu, joins for an interview, a week after taking up her new role at the Japanese holding company. During the conversation, Kirsty speaks about what attracted her to move across to the group role, the uniqueness of starting fresh alongside a number new executive hires, and the ongoing developments in the Dentsu proposition, working alongside CEO, Angela Tangas.

Episode breakdown

  • Ben Willee joins to discuss the half-year financial reporting period (01:47)
  • Interview with Ken Cato  (12:47)
  • Interview with Kirtsy Muddle (27:17)

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