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November 2019

How is the FCA responding to innovation and technological change?

November 18th, 2019|Compliance|

In a recent speech, the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Nick Cook, Director of Innovation, talked about the regulator’s approach to innovation and technological change. In the speech, given to a conference of financial services Chief Data Officers, Cook said that the Authority ‘must adapt’ to keep pace with technology-led change in the markets it regulates. [...]

Guest blog: How can women overcome the barriers to becoming CEOs?

November 18th, 2019|board, Simplifie|

Just six of the FTSE 100 currently have female CEOs, according to the ICAEW. As of August this year, there were more men named Steve heading FTSE 100 firms than there were women. The importance of diversity in the boardroom has long been recognised. Having a range of views enables boards to make rounded decisions, and can [...]

7 qualities of an effective sales manager

November 15th, 2019|Sales|

A sales manager plays a key role in the success of the sales team, setting the tone and culture of the organisation. Competence in achieving exceptional results through leadership makes an effective sales manager. A good sales manager can only prevail through learned and applied skills – being able to manage a team by [...]

How to make remote collaboration work in Marketing

November 15th, 2019|Marketing|

The Marketing team today can look very different to teams of just a few years ago. Globalisation, remote working, outsourcing and flexible working have all grown over recent years. And while these are largely very positive trends, they can result in teams that are geographically dispersed, and in some cases working in different organisations [...]

Alcohol and Advertisers

November 15th, 2019|CAP|

This year’s theme for Alcohol Awareness Week is ‘Alcohol and Me’, with the intention of encouraging people to reflect on, and possibly change, their own drinking habits. With that in mind, it got us thinking about the relationship between ads and the Alcohol Rules, and the key elements that advertisers need to keep in mind when promoting alcohol. [...]

International Men’s Day 2019

November 15th, 2019|CAP|

19 November is International Men’s Day (IMD), celebrating men and boy’s diversity and promoting the positive benefits of equality for everyone in society. There are many issues that affect men and boys and advertisers must be careful to avoid making negative generalisations about them. Some issues which have particular relevance to the portrayal of men [...]