The Financial Times launches today a multi-million dollar print and digital marketing campaign in the US, underscoring its position as the authoritative source on US and global business, economic and political news. Creatives will include:
Caroline Halliwell, Director of Marketing for the Financial Times, said: “This campaign reflects the FT’s unwavering commitment to delivering a sharp perspective of global business news and analysis with intelligence, insight and wit. It also represents a substantial investment in the US, one of our fastest growing markets.”
Walpole, the not for profit organisation that represents the British luxury industry and over 180 leading British luxury brands including Burberry, Mulberry, Harrods and Jimmy Choo, today announces that Sir David Bell is retiring after six years as Chairman of Walpole. Following a vote by the Walpole Board of Directors, Ben Hughes has been appointed Chairman and will take over the role from September.
Ben Hughes has been on the Walpole Board since 2010 and is Global Commercial Director and Deputy CEO of the Financial Times as well as sitting on the management board of the Financial Times. Ben also has overall responsibility for the FT’s conferences worldwide and runs the FT’s global print circulation. Previously Worldwide Advertising Director, Ben first joined the Financial Times in 1983. His first role was as Sales and Marketing Manager for France, based in the Paris office. In 1987, he was appointed Publishing Director for the Financial Times, in France. He became European Advertising Director in 1991 and in 1993 was appointed Advertising and Marketing Director for Continental Europe. He graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA (Hons) in Modern Languages.
The Financial Times is beta launching its flagship Web App on Chrome for Android at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco today. Users with devices running the latest version of Android can simply visit http://app.ft.com in their Chrome browser to try it out.
The FT is attending Google I/O via FT Labs, the web and application development company they acquired in January 2012. The conference runs from 27-29 June and is Google’s biggest developer event featuring the latest web, mobile and social breakthroughs. FT representatives will be showcasing the FT Web App on Chrome for Android devices throughout the event.
Dan Fink has been appointed Managing Director of Money-Media, a Financial Times company and a premium source of news and intelligence for the global investment management industry and US corporate board directors. In this role, Fink will oversee the entire Money-Media P&L with a mission to drive continued growth and ensure the business continues to generate must-have information for its core audiences.
Fink previously served as Money-Media’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. During his tenure, Money-Media saw marketing response rates increase dramatically and content revenue growth of 27% (January 2010-December 2011).
HONG KONG:Leaders in asset management gathered in Hong Kong today for the FT Business of Asset Management Summit to discuss new strategic opportunities in Asia and the challenges that must be overcome for the region’s potential to be realised.
The landmark inaugural Summit – sub-titled “Executing Investor Strategies in a Fast-Changing Marketplace” – was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and featured keynote presentations and high-level panels involving CEOs and CIOs from the world’s top asset management companies and institutional investors discussing the factors affecting this rapidly evolving sector at a time of momentous change in the global economy.