We created this podcast to help Marketing agency leaders, in-house marketeers share their experience, advice, and tips with others so you can accelerate your agency’s growth! The DNA Download podcast is created by DNA Recruit a specialist headhunter for Marketing, Digital and Technology roles in the UK and globally.
The DNA Download | Ep 8 | Simon Hathaway
44:55Episode 8 of The DNA Download is live. In this episode DNA Recruit's Founder and Director, Ali Wallace is joined by good friend Simon Hathaway, Group Managing Director at OUTFORM. Tune in to hear how Simon started out in the industry, where it has led him, and what he wishes he had known when he started. Facing rejection but continuing to pursue his goals means Simon has had an incredible career. Tune in to hear it all for yourself.
The DNA Download | Ep 7 | Stuart Bradbury
50:17Episode 7 of the DNA Download has arrived.In this episode, Ali Wallace welcomes Stuart Bradbury, Managing Director at Avantgarde London. Friends since secondary school, they discuss all of the exciting things that have led to the present day. From trekking through the jungle, to helping Avantgarde become the company we know today. Tune in to find out what Stuart wishes he’d have known, the values he looks for in his team, and his recent work with AI within the UK pavilion for the world expo. Make sure to stream the whole episode to find out Stuart's take on life in a global brand experience agency.
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The DNA Download | Ep 6 | Rod Taylor
1:04:15Episode 6 of The DNA Download is here!Today, Ali Wallace is joined by Rod Taylor, Managing Director of Mercieca. Taking us through the 26 years of his career, Rod and Ali discuss the peaks and valleys of starting a company, landing global brands, and battling through a recession.Rod discusses the key factors to successful growth and development, how he adapted to the pandemic, and what it takes to be a leader in today's world of advertising and marketing. Stream the whole episode for Rod’s takes on digital agency life!
The DNA Download | Ep 5 | Jason Foo
30:26Episode 5 of The DNA Download is here!Today, Ali Wallace is joined by Jason Foo, CEO of BBD Perfect Storm. They discuss everything from Jason’s career and leadership history to what makes a successful digital agency in 2021. Jason talks about the qualities it takes to be a successful leader in the world of advertising and marketing, what makes an agency work in modern times, and the future of the industry. He gives great insight into his own leadership style and how he defines his own success. Stream the whole episode for Jason’s interesting takes on digital agency life!
The DNA Download | Ep 4 | Jamie Matthews
48:34Our fourth installment of The DNA Download is now available.In this episode, Ali Wallace talks to Jamie Matthews, Co-Founder and CEO of Initials, the globally-recognised creative agency.Jamie discusses the path his career has taken, the moment that made him want to venture out on his own, and why his role as CEO is so rewarding. With a hugely impressive portfolio of clients including Heineken, Hovis and PepsiCo, Initials are at the forefront of creative innovation. Their approach to technology has resulted in a seamless transition to remote working during the pandemic, a factor that has allowed them to grow even more during recent worldwide lockdowns.Ali and Jamie also discuss how keeping a constant level of momentum is more important than always getting it right, and how that approach is something Jamie takes into every aspect of his professional development. Definitely not to be missed - stream the full episode here.
The DNA Download | Ep 3 | Dom Robertson
33:41The new episode of The DNA Download is here!Ali Wallace chats with long-time associate, Dom Robertson, Managing Director at RPM.In this episode, Dom tells his inspiring story, from his early days as a commercial property grad all the way up to his current role steering the ship at RPM.As one of the few independent marketing agencies currently out there, Dom explains the unique challenges of RPM in relation to the Covid crisis, with a focus on revenue, company culture, and staff retention.Ali and Dom also discuss RPM’s new status as a B Corp, the hidden pressures of working with your family, the ever-changing landscape of marketing and the future of the experience industry.Throughout this episode, Dom offers a refreshing take on leadership, while highlighting the challenges of building a marketing agency and the personal growth he’s experienced along the way.Make sure you catch the full episode.
The DNA Download | Ep 2 | Rob Mayhew
23:06It’s the latest episode of The DNA Download!Ali Wallace sits down with Social Media Consultant, Rob Mayhew. Listen in to find how Rob made his way in the marketing industry, from his very first gigs to the recent endeavour into the exciting and dynamic world of Tik Tok. Ali and Rob come together in this episode to discuss the past, present, and future of Rob’s career and how Covid-19 has led to a certain nostalgia for all things office-life. Rob offers an inspiring perspective on finding your strengths, recognising your qualities and what happens when you combine your day job with your passions. Make sure you don’t miss this one - stream it in full here!
The DNA Download | Ep 1 | Sean Anderson
30:58In this exciting first episode of The DNA Download, Ali Wallace sits down with Sean Anderson, CEO of HOXO Media, to talk about agency growth, digital adaptation and more.A series set to take a deep look at what it means to be a marketing agency owner in 2021 and beyond, this episode kicks this off with an examination of how the industry has changed in recent years. We explore everything from the Coronavirus pandemic to shifts in agency branding.Sean Anderson has a very unique story as someone who began a recruitment marketing agency with no concrete marketing experience. This episode discusses the challenges he faced, the advice he would give his younger self and his plans for the future.Don’t miss this one!