New this week from the Mediaweek Podcast studio

• Radio investors on ratings + Making Mystery Road

• Radio investors on ratings: Amplifi’s Ash Earnshaw & OMD’s Andrew Brannaghan
• Making Mystery Road: Producer David Jowsey on securing Judy Davis for hit series

Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck

Mediaweek’s James Manning visited the ABC Sydney breakfast show this week and sat down with hosts Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck. They discussed everything from their breakfast menu to their thoughts about the campaign being waged against the ABC.

Twitter’s Jonathan Harley

Getting insights from key executives at Twitter has been a regular feature in the Mediaweek podcasts in recent times. On our latest visit to the Twitter Blue Room in Sydney we spent time with the director of news, Asia – Pacific, Jonathan Harley. He has details of how newsrooms around Australia and the region use the social media platform and some great tips for Twitter users.

Radio Ratings Survey 3, 2018

Mediaweek’s James Manning speaks with media agency executives about the latest radio ratings. Amplifi’s Ashley Earshaw and OMD’s Andrew Brannaghan together account for close to $400m of the $1b invested in metro radio each year. How important is what they do for commercial radio? “Money talks,” said Ash. “If we stop spending they take notice,” said Andrew.

Mystery Road

The new Australian ABC drama has been the biggest drama hit for the ABC since The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Mediaweek sat down with producer David Jowsey to hear about the Mystery Road trilogy – two movies and a six-part drama series – and asked how ever did they afford that fabulous cast. It seems when Judy Davis signed on (her previous role earned an Emmy nomination) others wanted to work with one of Australia’s finest on a rare Australian TV appearance.

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Top photo: James Manning with Amplifi’s Ashley Earshaw and OMD’s Andrew Brannaghan

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