A public message of support from your board when you are the chief executive of a big company is a bit like being told by your wife that she does not regret marrying you. It’s a reassuring message, until you start to consider why the statement was made in the first place.
The Olympic Games get underway on Friday, but the marketing of the event still dominates the headlines rather than the competitors. During the Beijing Games in 2008, there was lots of talk of ambush marketing, legacy and sponsor impact but not to the extent that we have already seen in London. The International Olympic Committee […]
Retail sales were healthier than expected in January with a 3.2% total rise – the largest since May. In the first disclosure of separate food and non-food like for like sales by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), food sales picked up by 5.5% compared to last year, after a slower December to show the best […]