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Tackling taboos through marketing

Taboos are starting to be broken by marketers - there are three award-winning examples from The Drum Marketing Awards in my Marketing Stories podcast this week.

Reinventing roads with users and commerce in mind

In the future, road infrastructure will give real time incentives to commuters to diversify their choices. Roads will be the centre of a data-driven ecosystem for transportation and advertising. This episode, written by Charlotte McEleny, examines why roads will need to evolve along with the cars we drive on them.

The role of online marketplaces in the retail revolution

This episode of Marketing Stories provides a marketing perspective on what is happening in retail. Diane Young looks at how the infrastructure supporting ecommerce is playing a big role in the retail revolution, why not sweetness and light for every type of online retailer, and why 85% of people who found a brand online recently are planning to purchase through them again.

Will artificial intelligence replace human creatives?

Diane Young reads from a Drum magazine article asking: "Will our industry include creative engineers and creative scientists in future as AI becomes more integral to the creative process?"

Why food is the new sex

In this episode of Marketing Stories, CEO of The Drum Diane Young explores the future of food. Based on an article from Sonoo Singh, Marius Robles, CEO of Imagine Foods shares his predictions of edible robots, doctors in fridges and an end to obesity.

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Sports experiences: how sports organisers, fans and brands are changing

In this episode of Marketing Stories, The Drum journalist John McCarthy takes us through the modern realities of sports experiences. Hear how VR and AR are disrupting the traditional means of viewing, how tech is transforming the way brands identify with their favourite teams, and the extent to which professional sports teams are investing in new ways of communicating with fans.

Meme girls: how brands use TikTok influencers to reach young audiences

In this episode of Marketing Stories, we hear why brands should be looking to the successful influencers on TikTok for advice on reaching young audiences.

How purpose can make or break a brand

In this episode of Marketing Stories, CEO of The Drum Diane Young explores the nature of brand purpose. When it's baked into the very nature of an organisation, it can be a huge boost to both reputation and audience outreach. But when it's done cynically, it can be disastrous.

Virtual influencers: why you should make your own influencer

In this week's episode of Marketing Stories, Diane takes a look at the rise of virtual influencers - including The Drum's own Floresta Nas - to determine what they offer to brands.

The future of cars as seen by Hammond and May

In this episode of Marketing Stories with Diane Young, we hear from two of motoring's brightest stars - Richard Hammond and James May - about the future of automotive and, of course, marketing. This episode is brought to you with the support of Readly.

How marketers are engaging with religious audiences

In this first episode of Marketing Stories, The Drum's CEO Diane Young shares an article about how marketers are engaging with religious audiences. There are calamitous repercussions for doing so poorly, but for the brands that can speak to those audiences authentically and with respect, there is enormous opportunity.

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Data, personalization and digitization in health and pharma

In the latest episode of The Drum Network podcast, we dive into the current challenges and future opportunities in healthcare marketing. New host Sam Anderson is joined by a panel of expert health marketers from Kepler, Space & Time, JACK RYAN, and Rightpoint. Discover how brands can navigate privacy regulations while still offering personalized experiences, and manage global campaigns across different compliance standards.

Community marketing 101

In the latest episode of The Drum Network podcast, we tackle community marketing evolution and challenges. Industry experts from MG Empower and Spin emphasize the importance of understanding brand values and audiences in order to foster meaningful connections. Learn how brands can authentically develop and maintain communities through social media strategies, events, and crisis management protocols.

TikTok, Spotify and Shazam: what's changed in music marketing

In the latest episode of The Drum Network podcast, industry experts explore the evolving landscape of music marketing. Join Dare Balogun from M&C Saatchi Sports & Entertainment, Kristen Mitchell from Wasserman, Glenn Minerley from Momentum Worldwide and Sara Yazdani from Creativ Strategies as they discuss the impact of digital platforms, social media, and live performances on promoting artists, tracks and brands. Gain valuable insights into measuring success, navigating PR strategies, and the changing dynamics between artists, labels, and fans.

Scottish MP Pete Wishart on his unexpected political journey, the necessity of truth in political communication and his perspective on the House of Lords

Pete discusses his unexpected journey from a musician to Scotland's longest-serving member of Parliament, the challenges facing the SNP, the dynamics of the upcoming elections, and the future of Perth in the next five years. Don't miss this insightful conversation that goes beyond politics and explores the vibrant spirit of a changing city.

Karin Robinson talks 2024 elections, abortion impact, the role money plays in U.S. elections and Trump's media presence

From managing messaging in the Obama campaign to navigating the challenges of contemporary politics, Karin sheds light on the art of persuasion, the impact of managed communications and the evolving landscape of U.S. elections.

Best for Britain boss on Politics for Drummies

Best of Britain CEO Naomi Smith joins Politics for Drummies to talk first past the post, Brexit and why she's looking forward for some old-school campaigning.