Mumbrellacast: People moves, digital ad services under the microscope, plus Starcom’s Nick Keenan

It was a week of Google news, and fresh off the back of the senate hearing into the News Media Bargaining Code the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its interim report for the Digital Advertising Services Inquiry. Here, the team gives the rundown of its initial findings and chats about what the industry has to say now that agencies seem to be out of the woods.

Three agency leaders also left in seven days. David Fox is off to Ogilvy Middle East and North Africa, while Justin Drape announced he was leaving The Monkeys and Colenso BBDO’s Scott Coldham is simultaneously becoming the CMO of two different brands. Were any of these moves a surprise? And what is happening inside these agencies?

Plus, Nick Keenan gives the team an insight into his experience taking over the leadership of Starcom while getting to know his staff working remotely. With transformation on the cards, Keenan chats about his learnings from the client side and the pivotal role talent development is playing in the future of the agency.

On this episode

  • The industry gets its first look at the ACCC’s Digital Advertising Services inquiry interim report (1:14)
  • Ad land starts the year with agency leaders making moves (8:59)

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