Country pursuits

Marketing Week

When choosing a conference venue, country house hotels have a distinct advantage. Not only do their grandiose settings impress important clients but, as Francesca Newland reports, on a practical level they have the space and seclusion to focus

Patronising the patrons

Marketing Week

Why do companies insist on offering condescending advice on everything from skincare to gardening? Credit us all with a little more common sense, says Virginia Matthews