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The Spectacular Marketing Podcast

Dec 25, 2018

We took some time out in one of the lovely beautiful bedrooms at The Hand & Flower Fuller’s pub in Hammersmith to look back on 2018 with Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett.


We cover:


  • Openings and closings
  • Future proofing
  • Staff recruitment
  • KFC chicken shortage
  • Allergens



Mark is a former journalist and industry editor.  He started his career on the Sunday Times business desk and used to write about leisure and hospitality, as well as pen the popular weekly column, My First Break (now known as How I Made It).  He joined the B2B press via The Publican as Managing Editor, before going on to become Group Editor of M&C Report (now MCA), Leisure Report and Hotel Report. Mark was at the helm of MCA for six years, building his love, connections with, and knowledge of all things food and drink. He then left MCA in 2011 to launch Fleet Street Comms, with three other people, to help companies in building their reputation and tell their stories.   


Fleet Street Comms is a leading communications, content and creative agency with deep specialism in food, drink, leisure, hospitality, travel and retail. We work with a range of clients including Be At One, Benugo, Bord Bia, Carlsberg, Casual Dining Group, Diageo Reserve Brands, Ei Group, Expedia, Feed It Back, Fourth, Lamb Weston, New River Retail, Startle, Thai Leisure Group, Treasury Wine Estates and Wing Yip PLUS the UK's leading industry membership group, UKHospitality.


Our teams deliver positive, meaningful, effective change through communications, content and creative thinking. For the businesses and brands we work with, we focus on helping them to reach their key audiences, through awareness, relevancy and connections. We advise and support clients across consumer, B2B and corporate campaigns, devising and delivering clear, compelling and concise programmes, on digital platforms, in print, or face-to-face.




Mark Wingett is an award-winning journalist and the former editor of the hospitality sector's leading business newswire MCA. He is currently an industry consultant, and will always be a member of the Green Army (Plymouth Argyle fan!)



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