AUDIO - PODCAST EP 16 - THE SUMMER 2019 'THREE WISE MARKS' YEAR IN REVIEW - PART 1 & 2

Back by popular demand, it’s Mark Wingett of Propel and Mark Stretton from Fleet Street Communications for a summer special year in review. After a lengthy chat over Christmas looking back at 2018, we thought it would be better to look at the first half of 2019 in depth and discuss all the #postivesectornews, buyouts, closures and campaigns that got people talking.

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 13 - JONATHAN DOWNEY, OWNER OF MILK & HONEY SOHO AND CO-FOUNDER OF STREET FEAST

I’ve got an amazing podcast for you today with one of the true legends of street food and of our industry. It’s one that I’ve been waiting for.… an action packed episode and a jaunt through the life of a Mancunian, East-London dwelling entrepreneur. To me, he’s the godfather of street food creation. It’s Mr JD… or as he’s known to most people Jonathan Downey. 

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 12 - JAMES SINCLAIR, ENTREPRENEUR, ENTERTAINER, EDUCATOR

Today we’re recording from POP Brixton where I met Geraint John, who’s positioned himself through his podcast and other networks to be THE voice for voice. You really want to check out his podcast all about AI, it’s a fascinating world and where the world is heading, going full circle from typing all the way back to good old fashioned speaking… albeit to a robot. So much exciting stuff and I couldn’t wait to talk to him on the podcast about it to find out what we can learn as an industry about AI and how we can use it better.

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 11 - JAMES SINCLAIR, ENTREPRENEUR, ENTERTAINER, EDUCATOR

This week I’m with business guru James Sinclair. He might not be from the hospitality industry, but he is THE partyman and has a business empire which is growing (including Marsh Farm, kids entertainment centers and day nurseries). James talks me through why it’s important in business to have an investment strategy as well as being an entrepreneur. James is also a well renowned author and speaker on business improvement. I thought it would be great to hear his take on the restaurant industry, learning the game and how he became an entrepreneur and an investor at a very early age. Hopefully you will get some business gold from this to really help you turn a business around, start off in the right way or just make the improvements to get towards the revenue and profit that you’re dreaming of.  

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 10 - STEVEN EDWARDS, MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS WINNER & CHEF OWNER OF ETCH.

I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with MasterChef: The Professionals winner from 2013, Steven Edwards. You might also know his as being the founder & owner of Etch by Steven Edwards, a real beacon and destination restaurant in Hove. It’s an amazing story about where Steven came from through to the Masterchef win, and then the journey and development from being a Chef into being a Business owner and Businessman.  

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 9 - DAVID MCDOWALL, RETAIL CEO OF BREWDOG

Today’s a short interview with the wonderful David McDowall who is the retail CEO for the notorious BrewDog. I interviewed David at Pub 19, it was lovely to catch up with a fellow scotsman and get to ask him the questions that we all want to know. It’s an exciting time for BrewDog as they are about to reach 100 bars and have so many inventions and innovations up their sleeves. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 8 - MARIO C BAUER, ENTREPRENEUR AND CURTICE BROTHERS CO-FOUNDER

This week we’re recording at Experience 101 (shout out to Keiron & Chris) recording with one of my business heroes. If there is a happier, kinder, more switched on person in our industry then I would love to meet them. Being with Mario, talking over email or LinkedIn… there’s positivity and joy coming out of that man like you won’t believe. Mario rocked up fresh from a flight and we had a nice chat about his journey, his work with Vapiano all the way through to his latest business idea, Curtice Brothers (ketchup for adults) which is taking on Heinz and making a dent in the ketchup industry.

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 5 - MARK RITSON, MARKETING PROFESSOR AND COLUMNIST

This week’s it’s an interview with THE marketing professor of our generation. If the 60s and 70s had Kotler, then we’ve got Mark Ritson. We’re so glad that he’s a champion for the industry, speaking the truth at all possible opportunities and also pulling no punches when he’s talking about other marketers, brands, agencies and business decisions that he thinks can be all the way from brilliant to absolute insanity. We chat about the state of marketing, his beliefs, Gary Vee, and the Marketing Week Mini MBA.

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AUDIO - PODCAST EP 4 - TOM BARTON, CO-FOUNDER OF HONEST BURGERS x THE MARK MCC SUPERSONIC PODCAST

In this episode Mark MCC talks to Tom Barton in a no holds barred and personal account of how Tom met Phil, Dorian and his wife on his journey from not fitting in at school, or in office jobs to coming out on top as one of the savviest and successful entrepreneurs in the food and drink sector. Tom along with Phil, Dorian and team have created what is one of the most admired food brands in the UK bar none. What a story.

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