Pitch doctor Peter McDonald joins next week’s Mumbrella Question Time panel

Influential pitch consultant Peter McDonald is to join the panel at next week’s Mumbrella Question Time breakfast, the last of 2009.

The event takes place at Dockside at Cockle Bay in Sydney on Thursday November 26.  

The other previously announced speakers are:

  • Craig Davis – co-chairman and creative director of Publicis Mojo. He is one of the world’s most respected creative leaders. Prior to his return to Australia, he was JWT’s global chief creative officer. His stated ambition is for the agency to compete on the global creative stage. His first few months has also seen the agency give a major focus to digital, including being the first in Australia to run a full scale trial of Google Wave.
  • Michelle Hutton – CEO of Hill & Knowlton Australasia and leader of H&K’s brand marketing communications practice across Asia Pacific. She is also a fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. She has worked with clients such as Motorola, P&G, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kraft, Unilever, Heinz-Wattie’s, Intel and Nokia.
  • Lee Stephens – Regional CEO of Aegis Media which includes in Australia media agencies Carat and Vizeum. He was previously CEO of one of Australia’s largest digital agencies eMitch and prior to that commercial director at Fairfax Digital.

McDonald, managing director of Agency Register, has run several major brand pitches in recent years, spanning media and creative. He also has experience in marketing roles and in agencies. He lectures on marketing in Sydney, New Zealand and the US.

The format of Mumbrella Question Time sees all questions for the panel coming from the audience. The event is also filmed for The Mumbo Report.

Around 20 places – priced at $95 including full breakfast – still remain for the event. Tickets can be booked for Question Time via this link.

McDonald’s appearance on the panel has been brought forward from next year after MySpace CEO Rebekah Horne, originally due to be one the panel, was detained in the UK.


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