Mumbrellacast: Mike Sneesby’s first Nine financials, Qantas pushes vaccines so we can ‘Fly Away’

This week Nine Entertainment Co posted group revenues of $2.3 billion, an 8% increase on the prior corresponding period. The team breaks down Mike Sneesby’s first financial year investor call and questions whether he is still enjoying confidence off the back of his good work as the boss of Stan, as well as why Nine’s share prices fell immediately after the call.

Ooh Media also revealed financial results this week, with Cathy O’Connor unveiling half-year results for the outdoor company that saw a 23% increase in revenue to $251.6 million. Those results were in line with the wider industry, so what does the back end of the year look like for Ooh Media, and who is going to take a bet on buying Junkee?

Qantas has launched a new campaign despite still not having commercial international flights and while much of the east coast of Australia is in lockdown. The campaign is ostensibly a vaccination campaign but has the feel of a brand campaign and has been lauded as one of the best ads of the year. The team dives into what Qantas and agency Brand+Story did well with this one.

Plus, Zanda Wilson chats with Innocean chief executive officer Jasmin Bedir about some new account wins for the Korean agency including Korea Tourism and Supercars as Innocean continues to expand its client base outside of the core automotive segment. She also reveals the agency’s ongoing transformation, deeper into areas like PR, and how it has been learning to pitch during COVID lockdowns.

In the news

  • Nine posts profits but share prices drop as Mike Sneesby delivers his first financial year results (01:50)
  • Ooh Media delivers its half-year results with new CEO Cathy O’Connor (11:15)
  • Qantas unveils its latest campaign with overseas travel and vaccinations at its heart (21:25)

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