All in Gift of the Gabberer
Ben Lilley has had an unconventional 20-year advertising career, peaking with his role as Chairman and CEO of McCann Australia—a position he resigned from last year. Here, he shares his views on where all the money has gone, and whether being an independent entrepreneur beats being part of a global agency network.
Lauren Pleydell-Pearce began her career in Sydney, before upping sticks and heading for the UK. As ECD at PwC UK, she shares her approach to her role and how she stays positive under pressure.
Carmela Soares, ECD at Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne, is a fireball of drive, positivity and smarts. She has worked in agencies across the world, picking up a stunning swag of gongs along the way. Here she tells Jess Lilley what work/life balance looks like to her.
Earlier this year, Matt Eastwood left his post as Global CCO at JWT. It was the culmination of one of the most successful international advertising careers of any Australian creative. Here, he reveals which TV show started it all off, what drives him, and what to do when professional jealousy rears its head.
Cindy Gallop is one of the most prominent voices in our industry, leading the fight for diversity in advertising across gender, race, and age. At 58 she is kicking more ass than ever, and is encouraging everyone to #sayyourage
Dee Madigan is co-founder and ECD at Campaign Edge where she wrangles state and federal election campaigns for the ALP. She’s also on your TV as a regular on Gruen, The Drum and Sky News. Dee talks about her career, and what feedback looks like when you’re selling politicians instead of brands.
Ant White is CCO at CHE Proxomity, an agency that has leapt onto the international creative stage seemingly out of nowhere in the past year. He talks to us about his journey, and what competition means at CHE.
Emma Hill has just commenced as ECD at M&C Saatchi Melbourne. Having had a taste of most major global awards, now she takes them with a grain of salt.
We talk about rejection to the man recently ranked #1 CCO in the world.