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The Persuaders is a weekly marketing and media programme that is broadcast on special interest radio station
Dublin City FM. The Persuaders is hosted by Alex Gibson, with a little help from my friends.

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The Persuaders Marketing Podcast

6 October 2014 10:07pm

In this podcast, dedicated to the topic of Marketing Technology, I interview Ciaran Farrell ( Business Development Manager ( Isobar, Ireland )   and Julien Lynch ( AMNET)

 

 

Among the topics that we discuss are:

1.What are the innovative technologies impacting marketing today - and tomorrow?

2.How do we support new marketing strategies with the right technology strategies?

3.How can technology transform our marketing operations and customer experiences?

4.What management practices do we need to govern this new breed of marketing

5.How do we develop talent and culture to leverage marketing technology investments

5 October 2014 12:35pm
In this podcast I interview James Byrne, Marketing Manager, Ireland for PML Group.
 
Among the topics we cover are:
 
Harp alcohol OOH campaign in Belfast - weather context based - how does it work?
 
Earlier research that PML have conducted into OOH trends  http://pmlgroup.ie/the-digital-effect/
 
Creative opportunities that digital OOK offers
 
Smartphones and NFC and their impact on OOH
 
Premium content -  we discuss what is happening with architects / city authorities to build more innovative / striking OOH.
24 August 2014 09:20am

In this podcast I interview:

 

Conrad Jones - Conrad Jones Design and Virtual View App.

 

Pat Cassidy - Ambient Manager at Outdoor specialists PML Group Ireland. 

 

With Conrad Jones, I discuss the growth in interest in augmented reality as a means of marketing. We focus on a new offering that Conrad is bringing to the Irish property market - Virtual View app. This app allows property owners, and their agents, a simple, cost-effective way to bring the print marketing material to life in a variety of formats including 3D model displays of properties for sale.

 

My interview with Pat Cassidy centres on how digital out-of-home technologies are evolving with lots of practical examples to share.

16 August 2014 05:03pm

In this interview, I discuss both the theory and practice of Behavioral Economics on how marketing is practiced today with Mark Byrne, Account Director of Designworks.ie

Mark presents several case studies to illustrate some key concepts arising from recent, and past, research studies. We discuss the themes developed by some of the more popular writers in the area including:

Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman

Predictably Irrational. Dan Ariely

Nudge. Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Drive. Daniel H. Pink

16 August 2014 04:34pm

In this podcast two interviews with start-up companies, in very different secotrs, but with common challenges of making an impact in a crowded marketplace.

Tim Kelly is the founder of ValueMyProperty.ie, a recent start-up which aims to provide both property buyers and sellers with up-to-date information that can better inform the transaction decision process.

Larissa Watson is a designer and entrepreneur from Belfast. Her luxury lifestyle brand is Goddess and Swift.

For each interviewee we explore the following questions:

Their own professional background

What prompted the concept and Brand Identity?

What have been your main customers? Do you segment the market into different customer types?

How important is the internet for their business?

How do you market your business and what marketing tips would they offer listeners?

What are the expansion plans - geographic / other services?

16 August 2014 04:08pm

Colm Brady - Business Development Director, Europecar Ireland is interviewed in this podcast. We discuss a number of aspects of the car rental market; both domestic and international.

Buyer behaviour in the car rental market, understanding the distribution system, the differences between B2B and B2C markets, and the marketing strategies employed.

27 June 2014 09:43pm

This podcast is a profile interview with Shane Mc Gonigle, founder of Winsight  which he founded when he stepped down from the helm at Leo Burnett Ireland in 2012. Shane held the position of managing director of Burnett's Ireland divsion for over a decade. Shane founded Winsight to build on his passion for innovation and new product development, and in the podcast we discuss in detail how marketing and product innovation are inextricably interlinked. 

23 June 2014 07:42pm

An interview with Kay Mc Carthy, from planning agency, MCCP, who spoke at the Cannes Lions Festival on the topic ' The Death of Planning ' Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity titled ‘Planning for the death of planning, as we know it’

In the podcast we ask Kay what was the audience reaction.

Cannes Lions 2014 had more than its fair share of celebreties in attendance....

o Sarah Jessica Parker

o Maureen O’Dowd, New York Times

o Rebecca Eton, content curator for Downton Abbey o Calvin Klein

o RGA and Beats

o Kanye West

o Creative agency, Monkeys

o Keith Weed, CMO of Unilever

o Acacia 17

 

Also interviewed on the topic of branding is founder of Neworld Associates, Pat Kinsley.

 

 

7 June 2014 11:42am

 

In this podcast the first in a number of special reports from the Augmented World Expo 2014 which took place on 28/29 May in Santa Clara Convention Centre.... In the podcast I interview Dhanushan Balachandreswaran, founder of Canadian tech force, Sulon Technologies...using their Cortex mounted head-set was certainly one of my most memorable experiences at the event. Also interviewed is Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude, whose SDK has already been used by more than 40,000 app developers world-wide. Their AR system has been used in the Shard London, and also to create a virtual tourist experience in the city of York.

 

In the second part of the podcast, I interview Gary Disley, Marketing Director of eircom Business Solutions. Topics we discuss are:

 

  • challenges of B2B compared to B2C,
  • how marketing works within a large organisation like eircom, and
  • why eircom are investing in Digital Boost and the eircom Spiders
23 May 2014 09:00pm
Kay McCarthy, the founder and CEO of the Dublin-based planning agency MCCP will be flying the flag for Ireland when she delivers a talk at this year's Cannes Lions Festival in June. In an extended interview Kay talks about her paper 'Planning for the death of planning, as we know it' which will address topics like data, insight, strategy and creativity. We discuss the role of the planner today as well as the skill-sets required for a career in planning.
 
Plus an interview with Alex Walsh from the UK Direct Marketing Association who will preview a talk he will deliver at a forthcoming IDMA seminar on the impact of the new 2015 Irish postcodes. We discuss how postcodes help with data and how they help with segmentation, targeting and campaign planning.

 

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