Announcements

  • Financial Times kicks off 2012 global media partnership with Social Media Week

    For the third consecutive year, the Financial Times will participate as a global media partner on Social Media Week, a weeklong festival devoted to exploring emerging trends in social and mobile media. The global event will begin on February 13 in twelve cities around the world.

    Social media has become a valuable tool for media companies, including the FT, where social media is the fastest growing source of online traffic. On Wednesday, February 15, we will host a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities involved in adapting a successful social media strategy. The panel, “Can media companies get social,” will be moderated by Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Global Media Editor of the FT, and will feature Jane Friedman, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Road Media, Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of FT.com, Brian Madden, Director of Audience Development and Social Media at Hearst Digital, and Jonathan Wald, Executive Producer of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight.

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  • Gillian Tett named Business Communicator of the Year 2012 by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild

    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, has been recognized by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild as Business Communicator of the Year 2012, for her compelling explanation of the financial crisis and its aftermath.

    The judges applauded Tett for her authoritative and comprehensive coverage and said: “Gillian Tett had the courage to speak out about what was going wrong in the financial system and the skill to explain how it happened.”

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  • FT Seasonal Appeal raises record-breaking £3.34m for Sightsavers

    The Financial Times 2011-2012 Seasonal Appeal has raised £3.34 million for international development charity Sightsavers, making it the most successful appeal since the initiative began in 2005.  The funds raised will support Sightsavers in delivering its vision of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society.

    The appeal ran from November to the end of January, with coverage of the charity’s work in Nigeria, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Kenya appearing throughout December.

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  • Shortlist announced for the 2012 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards

    The Financial Times and ArcelorMittal have announced the shortlist for the 2012 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards. The global awards, now in their fourth year, recognise businesses that, through bold decisions, drive change and inspire innovation in their sectors.

    Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “I am delighted with the high calibre of entries we have received for this year’s awards. Each of the shortlisted companies has displayed commitment to innovation and change in their field during what has been a particularly volatile year for global businesses.”

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