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FT launches global “Facts. Truths.” marketing campaign

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation in excess of 805,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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Almost 40% of readers whitelist FT.com when asked

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User experience and artificial intelligence dominate at 5th annual FT Digital Learning Week

17 October 2016: The Financial Times held its annual Digital Learning Week on October 10-14. The award-winning event covered a range of topics, from artificial intelligence to the future of advertising, with the aim to inspire and equip FT staff with innovative ideas and strategies they can use in their daily work.

Sessions took place in London, New York, Hong Kong, Manila, Beijing and Tokyo and were livestreamed for FT bureaux around the world. Leaders from inside and outside the company delivered more than 45 keynote talks, panels, demos and workshops on media and industry trends, including the commercialisation of virtual reality; machine learning and the media; engaging younger and ‘digitally native’ audiences, and leveraging brands across continents. The conversation can be found on Twitter at #FTDLWRead more >>

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FT gives award-winning How To Spend It a new website

12th October 2016: Today the Financial Times unveils a new website for its award-winning luxury magazine How To Spend It. Now fully responsive, howtospendit.com has been optimised for mobile and the changing needs of its discerning readership with an elegant new design and sophisticated content discovery.

Central to the new offering are search tools that cater to the website’s two primary user profiles: the reader who has a specific research agenda, and the one who wants a lean-back experience with a sense of serendipitous discovery. As well as subject sections, there are three new content categories: Unforgettable Experiences, Things to Love and Personal Recommendations, each curated by the website’s senior editors. The personal recommendations by highly respected names from the worlds of fashion, travel, architecture, interior design, fine dining and the arts are a standout feature. The design of the popular Gift Guide – which features more than 800 inspirational ideas – has also been enhanced. Read more >>

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Financial Times launches The 125 Women’s Forum

October 5 2016: Today marks the launch of the FT 125 Women’s Forum, which aims to help high-potential women at mid-career level progress into future leadership roles. The forum is an initiative from The 125, the FT’s corporate membership forum.

Spearheaded by FT business editor Sarah Gordon, The 125 Women’s Forum has been designed to engage participants in new thinking around a range of topics, including digital innovation and other forces shaping the corporate world, as well as leadership. Members will also enjoy access to networking opportunities with women at a similar stage in their career in a wide range of sectors. The FT 125 Women’s Forum is designed to be inclusive and will involve both women and men in the discussions. Read more >>

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Financial Times unveils next generation website

October 4 2016: Today the Financial Times launches the new version of its website, transformed to meet the needs of the next generation of readers. FT.com is now one of the fastest news sites in the world on both desktop and mobile, featuring a host of personalisation and customisation features, in addition to a clean, elegant design.

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FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards 2016 Winners Announced


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Ipsos study names FT Europe’s most important business read

Over a quarter of the world’s top two million business influencers regard the FT as Europe’s most influential media brand (25.4%), followed by CNN (24.7%), and BBC World News (23.9%). The FT was also identified as having the highest brand reach of any international publication in Europe, (53%)*.

Globally, FT readers control 54% of the available business expenditure budget measured by GBI. 80% of FT readers in the US are classified as C-Suite, and in Asia 32% of FT readers are considered to be high net worth individuals. Read more >>

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Financial Times Reveal the Top 401 Retirement Advisers of 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016: The Financial Times today released the Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Advisers of 2016, recognizing the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. The second annual list was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialised content on asset management.

The average FT 401 adviser has 18 years of experience advising DC plans and manages $950 million in DC plan assets. They hail from 41 states and Washington, D.C.; California had the most advisers on the list, followed by New York and Texas. Read more >>

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Financial Times and McKinsey announce shortlist for 2016 Business Book of the Year Award

NEW YORK: 7 September 2016: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its twelfth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community alike. Each year it recognises a work which provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. Read more >>

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