Join some of the most influential voices from across the global media, advertising and marketing community to hear about the latest developments impacting their sector. This?podcast?series eavesdrops on the conversations of industry leaders from all over the world discussing the issues that are front of mind in 2020. Topics include advances in AI, Sustainability, Events, Brand Safety, Audience Engagement, Diversity Audio, 5G, Newsroom Development and many more.

Podcast – 2022: Highlights, trends and what kept us up at night!

December 8, 2022


In this episode, Belinda Barker chats with Damian Douglas, Managing Director, EMEA, TIME and President of the World Media Group, and Nigel Robinson, Managing Partner, Mediacom & Chair of the World Media Group, about the key trends of 2022 and the issues facing the marketing/media industry as we head into 2023.

Podcast – In conversation with Christoph Woermann – My Media Life

November 2, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, the World Media Group’s Chief Executive, Belinda Barker, interviews Christoph Woermann, CMO of Corporate Banking for Deutsche Bank.

Christoph chats about the challenges of marketing in the financial sector; the piece of advice that forged his career in the banking world; and why after 30 years with the company he’s still excited about his role.

Podcast – In conversation with Ella Solomon

October 11, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, the World Media Group’s Chief Executive, Belinda Barker interviews Ella Solomon, Growth Director at Initiative Media and the Rising Star at this year’s World Media Awards. Ella chats about how she went from biochemistry to media; why having a life outside of work is essential to your success; and how her inspirational mum gave her the drive she has today.

Podcast – In conversation with Ally Owen – My Media Life

September 5, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, the World Media Group’s Chief Executive, Belinda Barker interviews Ally Owen, Founder of ADcademy and the Brixton Finishing School. Ally chats about how she’s created her dream job; the challenges that underrepresented communities face when pursuing a career in the marketing/media industry; and why to ‘give less f**ks’ is the best piece of career advice she’s been given!

Podcast – In conversation with Alison Tyrrell – My Media Life

August 9, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, the World Media Group’s Chief Executive, Belinda Barker, interviews Alison Tyrrell, Global Head of Marketing at Silver Cloud Health, a digital mental health business breaking down barriers to enable more access to mental health support. Alison chats about why podcasts have become her standout media format; her talent for creative problem-solving; and why an interest in anthropology is far more useful than the standard marketing guru jargon.

Podcast – In conversation with Natalie Lam – My Media Life

July 26, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, Media Consultant Arif Durrani interviews Natalie Lam, Chief Creative Officer for Publicis Groupe across APAC and the Middle East. Natalie chats about cultural tourism, the challenges of leading a creative community of 3000+ people across the world, and why ‘listen well’ was the best advice she’s ever been given.

Podcast – Who controls the news?

July 5, 2022


In our latest podcast, Alex Wood, MD of Forbes Europe, chats with fellow journalists Simon Robinson, Global Managing Editor for News and Publishing at Reuters, and Billy Perrigo, a staff writer at TIME. The conversation centres around social media, and how the way we interact with it has changed journalism forever. They discuss the impact that social media has had on Trust and Truth in recent years, and where the future of Twitter is heading.

Podcast – In conversation with Daryl Lee – My Media Life

June 17, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, media consultant Arif Durrani interviews Daryl Lee, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands and President of this year’s Cannes Media Lions. As many in the industry prepare to head off to Cannes for the first time in three years, Daryl chats about how creativity is now everybody’s business and why you should never lunch alone.

Podcast – In conversation with Nicky Owen – My Media Life

May 12, 2022


As part of our My Media Life series, media consultant Arif Durrani interviews Nicky Owen, Global Head of Marketing Initiatives, Credit Suisse. Nicky chats about celebrating the success of others, her love of the great outdoors and the surprise benefits of whistling!

Podcast – What is the role of journalism today?

April 27, 2022


In our latest podcast, Anne McElvoy, Executive Editor at The Economist chats with fellow journalists Spriha Srivastava, International Executive Editor of Insider’s business division and Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic. The women discuss the routes that led them into journalism and the most memorable moments of their careers to date. They offer some fascinating insights into how the role of journalism is changing and why it’s incumbent on trusted media brands to tell a deeper story in today’s fast-paced news environment.

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A panel comprising the WMG's top international journalists gathered last week to report on what went on behind closed doors at this year’s WEF in #Davos23. For key takeouts & to view the whole discussion go to;


The State of (Dis) Union – Insights from the WEF in Davos - World Media Group


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