Employee Engagement

Luxury goods maker Chanel chooses London for its global HQ

The luxury goods maker Chanel says it’s elected to set up its global office in the UK. For the first time in its 110-year history, the brand is gathering the majority of its global business functions under one roof. Chanel, renowned for its tweed suits, handbags and perfume, had global sales of over £7bn last […]

Ad giant WPP expected to name Mark Read as CEO to replace Sir Martin Sorrell

Advertising giant WPP is to name Mark Read as its next chief executive, according to reports. Currently co-chief operating officer, he will replace Sir Martin Sorrell who quit the firm in April following a scandal. Sir Martin, who founded the firm in 1986, had faced a complaint of personal misconduct which he denied. WPP declined […]

Google parent surprises market as ad sales beat forecasts

Shares in Alphabet, Google’s parent company, jumped as much as 5% in after-hours trading after the firm reported stronger ad sales than expected. Alphabet earned $32.7bn in revenue in the three months to the end of June, up 26% from the same period last year. But the record €4.34bn EU fine over over Google’s Android mobile […]

Amazon workers strike to coincide with Prime promotion

Amazon workers in a number of European countries are taking industrial action to coincide with the internet retail giant’s Prime promotion event. On Tuesday, thousands of staff at warehouses in Germany will walk out to demand better conditions, joining those taking action in Spain and Poland. Germany is the company’s second biggest market after the […]

Ex WPP boss Sorrell to get up to £19M in bonuses over next four years

Shareholders of advertising giant WPP are expected to approve the payment of up to £19m in bonuses over the next four years to its former chief executive. Sir Martin Sorrell resigned four weeks ago amid allegations of serious personal misconduct which he denied. The BBC understands that around 25% of votes cast at the AGM […]

Nine in ten UK marketers are leading international campaigns

A new study by Rakuten Marketing reveals 89% of UK marketers are now in a position where they are currently managing international campaigns. More than half (55%) are actively managing campaigns across Europe and a further 14% state they are also managing campaigns further afield. While nearly a quarter of marketers are in the privileged […]