On Thursday this week I shall be a few minutes late for work, having first stopped by at my local polling station to vote ’No’ to the Alternative Vote system. As far as I am concerned, the principles of AV are akin to the kind of tedious decision-making that has long since prevailed in multinational […]
To Shanghai for the third Annual Prestige Brands Conference where your humble columnist was one of the keynote speakers. The event was hosted by CEIBS, the region’s biggest and most renowned business school, and the guest list featured senior speakers from some of Europe’s more prestigious luxury brands. From Hermès to Hublot – the guest list was stellar.
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When Ashley Stockwell – the subject of Marketing Week’s cover story this week – was at Virgin Media, he told me that it was getting to the point where none of the broadband providers could promise perfect, uninterrupted, faultless and fast broadband all the time. He reckoned the battle in that sector over the next […]
The story of how Edward Stobart grew his father’s haulage business is a perfect demonstration of how to develop a brand. Two events in the past month – one tragic, the other rather more welcome – prompted me to think again about the nature of innovation. The first event was the death, at the age […]