Dog ’n’ Bone

We invite guests at different stages of their business careers into our dog kennel to chew over the issues that matter to them and dig up some tasty morsels for listeners. Curated by Propeller Group Chairman Martin Loat.

Listen on:

  • Podbean App
  • Spotify


Dog ’n’ Bone: Mark Howe

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Dog ‘n’ Bone host Martin Loat welcomes ad media industry figurehead and Google MD for Ad Agencies in EMEA - Mark Howe - ahead of his “semi-retirement” after an illustrious 41-year career.
The pair touch on a range of topics, including supply chain issues in the media industry, client side suspicion of overpromising agencies, a greater need for transparency and how a tech company cull is an inevitability.
The episode also features questions from our call-in guests:
Stevie Spring, Chairman, British Council;
Sarah Parkes, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Talon Outdoor;
Rachel Forde, CEO, UM London;
Mike Anderson, Media Consultant.
WARNING: This episode features personal anecdotes from a previous era in the media industry, listener discretion is advised!

Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone we welcome three guests onto the show to discuss the challenges of running a region or market as part of a bigger international business.
Joining us in the studio are Andrew Dimitriou - Chief Executive Officer at VMLY&R EMEA, Victoria Perea-Usher - Vice President, Marketing Communications at JCB International (Europe) Ltd and dialling in virtually is Paul Thompson - UK Country Manager and Advisor Netherlands at Seedtag.
The episode touches on how culture and management can differ between different regions and how that is reconciled, how much upward management our guests have to do and whether adopting work from home policies can cause friction.
Be sure to like the episode, leave a review and subscribe to stay in the loop.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone we welcome CityAM co-founder and Managing Director Lawson Muncaster to the show to discuss the big issues he’s tackled in his career, from launching a free newspaper brand to navigating the business through Covid.
Host and curator Martin Loat weaves questions in from our call in guests who include:
Martin Gilbert, Chairman, AssetCo PLC, Revolut & Net Zero Technology Centre
Philippa Brown, CEO, PHD Worldwide
Nick Theakstone, Chief Global Investment Officer, GroupM
The episode touches on the challenge of running a print edition while contending with continually falling London foot traffic, how City A.M. has diversified into other revenue streams, the ‘political voice’ of the paper, his critical views of modern agency practices and why he views them as ‘lazy’ and, being a Scot, what he thinks of Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish independence movement.

Dog ’n’ Bone: Mandy Merron

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

On this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone, we welcome Mandy Merron onto the show to discuss her illustrious 30 year career as an advertising agency M&A expert. Host and curator Martin Loat steers the discussion, weaving questions in from our call in guests:
Jo Evans, Partner, Lewis Silkin
Pete Reid, Chief Executive Officer, MSQ Partners
MT Rainey OBE, Trustee at The Booker Prize Foundation
Felix Velarde, Founder and CEO of the 2Y3X Programme
Nick Glover, Founder and Group CEO, Territory Studio / New Territory
The episode explores Mandy's ‘Enterprise Value 10’ which guides the value of an agency and how one looking to sell up can fit in as “the missing piece in the buyer’s jigsaw puzzle.”
The pair also discuss the naked truth behind Mandy’s most complicated deal, the danger of ‘buyer boredom’ - and how a client tried to position paying for therapy as a tax-free gift!
Be sure to like the podcast and leave a review.

Dog ’n’ Bone: Wayne Garvie

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

Host and curator Martin Loat welcomes old university pal and current Sony Pictures Television International President Wayne Garvie.
The discussion explores the production and impact of worldwide hits such as The Crown and Education, asseses the possibility of casting a black actor to portray Winston Churchill - and reveals the story behind the hiring of Jeremy Clarkson as the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
The old friends-turned-media-leaders also field questions from industry peers Claire Enders, Anita Rani and the legendary Joan Collins.
Please visit to learn more about and support Wayne’s charity of choice.

Dog ’n’ Bone: Claire Enders

Thursday May 05, 2022

Thursday May 05, 2022

In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone podcast, we welcome Claire Enders, Founder and CEO of Enders Analysis - the company so synonymous with producing and publishing media research and reports it is often referred to as ‘Endless Analysis’. Its subscribers include industry giants such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Google, Vivendi, Virgin Media and Ofcom.
The annual Media and Telecoms 2022 & Beyond conference, which Claire jointly runs with consulting firm Deloitte, returns in person on the 12th May. Our host Martin Loat caught up with Claire on a range of topics, including answering questions from our call-in guests: Stephen Van Rooyen, CEO of Sky Europe, David Pemsel, Founder & CEO of ScienceMagic.Inc and Stephen Woodford CEO of the Advertising Association.
If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to like the podcast, leave a rating and subscribe for more valuable insights from industry leaders.

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

In this special edition of the Dog ‘n’ Bone podcast, our host Martin Loat presents curated takes, insights and tidbits from Propeller's latest event - Comms Club: The Big Issues.
The inaugural event for PR and communications professionals featured four panels offering analysis from expert speakers. The speakers explored how to achieve boardroom buy-in, the art of crafting a compelling narrative for your company, striking a balance in communicating purpose & profit – and the importance of keeping calm in a comms crisis.
A special thank you to our guests on the day:
Julian McBride, Global Media Relations & Communications, Accenture Interactive
Anna Lungley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dentsu Global
James Vincent, Founder & CEO, FNDR
Tamara Littleton, Founder & CEO, The Social Element
Jason Kingsley OBE, Founder & CEO, Rebellion Developments
Cristina Macina, Corporate Affairs Director, Nestlé UK & Ireland
Dr. LaShonda Eaddy, Ph.D - Assistant Professor, Public Relations, Penn State University
Eric Schultz, CEO, The Schultz Group
You can find the full panels at the following link:
Be sure to visit the Comms Club Community website for more information and to sign up to our Guild Community:

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

How can brands deal with the polarising nature of social media without alienating customers? Is that even possible? Can brands effectively operate within social media without a clear purpose? What are the parallels between the metaverse now and the first iterations of the internet - and what lessons can we carry over from the latter?
This episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone explores these topics with the help of Tamara Littleton, founder and CEO of The Social Element.
TSE recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary and has over 250 staff worldwide dedicated to helping brands get the most out of their social media presence.
If you find the Dog ’n’ Bone a tasty morsel, please be sure to like the podcast, leave a rating and subscribe for more valuable insights.

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

What do brands really want from agencies? How can agencies become more effective - and more indispensable - partners?
In this episode of the Dog ‘n’ Bone, we explore what really matters to brands - as curator and host Martin Loat is joined by Peter Zillig, Director of Marketing at Ford Europe.
Peter has worked across the aisle of both agencies and brands from Compaq, TAG, Euro RSCG (Havas) and Cheil UK. Together the pair dig up what really matters to the people in charge of marketing budgets.
A special thank you goes to James Irvine of Wunderman-Thompson for sending in their question to the show.
Be sure to like the podcast, leave a rating and subscribe for more valuable insider insights.

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

The Dog 'n' Bone podcast is back with a bark. Listen in as Felix Velarde, founder of the 2y3x programme and author of “Scale at Speed”, joins host Martin Loat to discuss the science of scaling an agency.
The pair discuss the many lessons Felix has learned in 25 years of agency business, field questions from a seasoned audience and explore how to overcome revenue plateaus and build teams to supercharge growth.
There is a Q&A with these agency bosses:
Graham Goodkind of Frank PR
Pete Reis-Campbell of Kaizen
Tamara Littleton of The Social Element


Your Title

This is the description area. You can write an introduction or add anything you want to tell your audience. This can help potential listeners better understand and become interested in your podcast. Think about what will motivate them to hit the play button. What is your podcast about? What makes it unique? This is your chance to introduce your podcast and grab their attention.

All rights reserved

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320