ACMN Conversations

A Podcast about Marketing, Media and Entertainment Matters in Australia, curated and hosted by Lyndell Pond where we chat with some of the brightest and most interesting people in our industry and beyond.

An Insight into the Intricate World of Ticketing

Sun, 24 October

An Insight into the Intricate World of Ticketing

In a not-to-be-missed episode, Lyndell Pond catches up with Managing Director and Founder of Antix Management, Angela Higgins, Australia’s industry-leading ticketing professional in the live entertainment industry. Angela’s wealth of experience, insights and handy tips about the world of ticketing is invaluable and a great listen for anyone in the live performance, entertainment and sporting industries.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Angela Higgins Show Notes:

Antix Management: www.antixmanagement.com/

Blue Ribbon Day: Remembering Heroes

Wed, 29 September

Blue Ribbon Day: Remembering Heroes

Blue Ribbon Day, the National Police Remembrance Day, honours those who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to protect and serve our community. Join us for an additional chat with David Mann, Chairman of Entertainment Assist, as we speak about his involvement in this significant initiative as well as his notable services to the Victorian community and other charitable organisations.

David Mann would like to thank Chocolate Studios for their assistance in recording this.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

David Mann Show Notes:

Fire Rescue Victoria – https://www.frv.vic.gov.au/

Donate to Blue Ribbon Day – https://remember.org.au/donate/

Mount Macedon Memorial Cross – https://www.visitmacedonranges.com/see-do/the-great-outdoors/mt-macedon-memorial-cross/

Cracking the Social Media Content and Influencer Marketing Code

Wed, 22 September

Cracking the Social Media Content and Influencer Marketing Code

Lyndell Pond speaks with social media expert and General Manager of Social Squad at Mamamia, Jacqui Capel about the power of social media in the marketing landscape. This is your must-listen guide to creating thumb-stopping content and impactful influencer marketing programs.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Jacqui Capel Show Notes:

Mamamia: https://www.mamamia.com.au/

Social Squad: www.socialsquad.com.au/

The Power of Storytelling

Wed, 8 September

The Power of Storytelling

Lyndell Pond speaks with Brand and Story Consultant, Tim Wood about the importance of using brand stories to make an impact. He reflects on his experience working with leading brands such as Nike and Red Nose Day/SIDS and reveals the key principles to achieving greater brand value.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Tim Wood Show Notes:

Web Address: https://www.fitbrand.com.au/

The Rise of Online Digital Culture Consumption

Fri, 13 August 2021

The Rise of Online Digital Culture Consumption

Lyndell Pond speaks with the Head of Digital Programming at the Sydney Opera House, Stuart Buchanan. In an era of uncertainty surrounding live performances, Stuart speaks about the importance of delivering high-quality streams and recordings direct to the digital devices of audiences all over the world.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Stuart Buchanan Show Notes:

Sydney Opera House Digital Programming – www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/sydney-opera-house-presents/digital-programming.html

Web Address – www.stuartbuchanan.com

Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-weird-australia/id1458557430

Insights from a Leading Light in Australian Arts Administration

Mon, 19 July 2021

Insights from a Leading Light in Australian Arts Administration

Lyndell Pond speaks with Kerry Comerford, one of Australia’s most esteemed arts administrators. With her wealth of experience, versatility and leadership skills, we talk about Kerry’s inspiring ability to effortlessly move between subsidised and commercial theatre.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Kerry Comerford Show Notes:

Web Address – reallyuseful.com, aarts.net.au, circa.org.au, 

Entertainment Assist – Respect, Compassion and Collaboration

Fri, 2 July 2021

Entertainment Assist – Respect, Compassion and Collaboration

Now more than ever, the Australian entertainment industry faces huge challenges surrounding mental health and wellbeing. Lyndell Pond speaks with the Chairman of Entertainment Assist, David Mann about the importance of actively and openly addressing the mental health of the industry.

David Mann would like to thank Chocolate Studios for their assistance in recording this.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

David Mann Show Notes:

Web Address – www.entertainmentassist.org.au

Intermission Program – www.entertainmentassist.org.au/intermission-info

Entertainment Assist Supporters: Pratt Foundation, Village Roadshow Limited, Freemasons, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, City of Gold Coast, Bunjil Place, Eagle Arthurs Seat, Swinburne University of Technology, PwC, Connected Communities Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, The Show Must Go On, Imagination, HOTA Home of the Arts, Vass Theatre Group, Gandel Philanthropy, Wheelton Philanthropy, HospitalityChain.Com, Shadow AV, Everymind, Caravan Industry Association of Australia and The Cinema Gift Card.

The Spotlight is Back on West End Theatre

Fri, 18 June 2021

The Spotlight is Back on West End Theatre

With the relaunch of West End theatre without restrictions just days away, Lyndell Pond speaks with the Head of Marketing and Communications at the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Emma De Souza. We chat about the challenges the West End has faced and championing theatre in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Emma De Souza Show Notes:

SOLT Web Address: https://solt.co.uk/

See it Safely Toolkit: https://solt.co.uk/what-we-do/industry-resources-guidance/see-it-safely-toolkit/

West End Shows Reopening: https://officiallondontheatre.com/

The Media Landscape 2021 – With a Human Focus

Thurs, 1 April 2021

The Media Landscape 2021 – With a Human Focus

Lyndell Pond speaks with Managing Director of Starcom (Melbourne and Adelaide), Stuart Jaffray, about the media landscape of 2021 and why every marketer should remember “you are not the consumer”. Stuart discusses his career trajectory, the importance of data and the human focus of successful media buying.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Stuart Jaffray Show Notes:

Web Address – www.starcomww.com

Book Recommendation – Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

Networking, Resilience and Passion – A Story of Career Success

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

Networking, Resilience and Passion – A Story of Career Success

Lyndell Pond speaks with politician, photographer, board representative and media personality, Heidi Victoria about the power of networking, following your passion and her new book and exhibition celebrating our resilient creative industry.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Heidi Victoria Contact Details:

Web Addresses – www.heidivictoria.com.au, www.sofitel-melbourne.com.au

Content, Brands and Unexpected Competition

Fri, 12 Feb 2021

Content, Brands and Unexpected Competition

Lyndell Pond talks content, brands and competition with Australia’s leading CMO, Leisa Bacon. Director of Audiences at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Leisa has an enviable track record of setting challenging and strategically-driven goals for her teams. She shares her knowledge, passions and inspirations.

Australia’s Leading Brand Partnership Marketer, our very own, Claire Boulton

Sun, 24 Jan 2021

Australia’s Leading Brand Partnership Marketer, our very own, Claire Boulton

Lyndell Pond speaks with ACMN’s Tourism Marketing & Promotions Manager, Claire Boulton. We let you in on some trade secrets behind powerful partnerships. 

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Claire Boulton Contact Details:

Email – claire@acmn.com.au

Web Addresses – acmn.com.au, comefromaway.com.au, magicmikelive.com.au, moulinrougemusical.com

How Sydney’s Theatres Re-Opened in 2020 - with a little inspiration from Dolly Levi!

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

How Sydney’s Theatres Re-Opened in 2020 - with a little inspiration from Dolly Levi!

Lyndell Pond speaks with the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Theatres, Graeme Kearns to discuss the phenomenal task of bringing the spotlight back to Australian theatre with COVID safe practices. 

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Graeme Kearns Contact Details:

Email – gkearns@foundationtheatres.com.au

Web Addresses – foundationtheatres.com.au, capitoltheatre.com.au, sydneylyric.com.au

Phone Number – (02) 9509 3605

 

From Publicity to Producing and Everything in Between

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

From Publicity to Producing and Everything in Between

Lyndell Pond speaks with renowned Producer and Publicist, Michelle Guthrie about her fascinating career in the Australian theatre business. We talk about her innovative Neglected Musicals initiative as well her work with Hayes Theatre and countless other key industry heavyweights.

The ACMN podcast is proudly supported by Stellar Entertainment – www.stellargroup.com

Michelle Guthrie Contact Details:

Email – michelle@mgmpublicity.com.au

Web Addresses – michelleguthriecommunications.com.au, hayestheatre.com.au, neglectedmusicals.com.au