State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it is axing 2,600 jobs across the UK. At least 2,000 roles will go in the bank’s insurance arm – which controls Churchill and Direct Line. Another 600 are expected to go at the head office of its high street retail banking business.
In a surprise move, Asda is reported to have appointed its chief operating officer Andy Clarke as its new chief executive, following Andy Bond’s decision to quit in April.
By the time you read this, I hope that we have a clearly empowered government rather than the committee-based world of a hung parliament. The global recession aside, so much of the economic deficit is caused by systemic bureaucracy, something that would only be accentuated by a lack of decisiveness at the very top table.
Although still negative overall, expectations around marketing jobs has improved thanks in part to the government’s extension of the furlough scheme.
Twenty-five years on, EasyJet’s third employee looks back at how a mixture of bombastic ads and guerilla marketing helped the airline overcome its ‘David versus Goliath’ struggle.
Despite a slight upturn in confidence last month, the latest lockdown and increased restrictions have put a serious dent in any hopes for a more optimistic outlook going into 2021.
The Marketing Academy has created an online learning platform, which is available to its global community and sponsors, as well we 1,000 marketers who have been made redundant or are on furlough.