This morning we managed a serious coup in confirming Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch as a speaker for the London Web Summit on March 1st. We also want to confirm 2 more speakers today: investor Esther Dyson, and Mark Read, CEO of WPP Digital. That’s on top the speakers we already announced.
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Mike’s had a remarkable career that took him from creating the very first audio sampler for the Atari ST to developing computer-based finger print recognition and finally achieving one of Europe’s largest ever exits with Autonomy $11 billion sale to HP. He’ll reveal all at the Web Summit.
We’re also hosting a Pub Summit in London next Wednesday, January 30th along with Seedcamp – a perfect chance to meet attendees, investors, startups and more in advance of the Web Summit. It’s free to attend, simply RSVP here.
[From PromoVeritas] .The rise of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has revolutionised the way promotions are run. They enable campaigns to be launched quickly, cheaply and easily in just about any country of the world.
Until recently Snapchat, with its reliance on now you see it, now you don’t images, and lack of database facilities, has not been a suitable platform for running promotional campaigns. But with over 200 million users and 1 billion views per day there is a large opportunity that is yet to be tapped!
What do dog treats, toothpaste and recipes have in common?
They’re all products which companies have included in promotional crackers by Simply Crackers. Organisations from across the UK have used their bespoke branded crackers on a variety of activity from promotions through to customer and employee reward.
In a time when more seems to be dividing the UK than bringing it together, SurveyMonkey has today announced the much needed results of its recent nationwide poll on what unites everyone and makes them truly British!
Over 12,000 Brits took part in The Big Ask survey, answering the top crowdsourced questions from their fellow countrymen and women.
Cheil London has launched Cheil Health, a joint venture with the specialist healthcare agency wethepeople London. It will be dedicated to servicing global and local healthcare and pharmaceutical clients.
Cheil Health will be headed up by Cat Davis, Cheil’s Chief Growth Officer for the UK and Europe, and John Perkins, wethepeople London’s Managing Partner. They will run the operation alongside their current roles at their respective agencies.
The venture launches with the start-up Map My Gut as its first client. It will also service pharmaceutical giant Abbott, a Cheil Worldwide client.
Molson Coors and Sky have announced a limited release Premier League-inspired ale, New Season (4.2% ABV), which has been created to mark the start of the 2016/17 season.
New Season was unveiled today by Sky Sports football presenter Simon Thomas. The ale is brewed with English malt and hops and is a light, blond ale with a biscuit backdrop, subtle bitterness and spiciness in the flavour. New Season is available now in the UK independent on-trade through Molson Coors guest ale programme (Molson Coors Hotlines Magazine and molsoncoorsdirect.com as well as through various Mitchells & Butlers managed pubs.
YOC AG (Frankfurt, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005932735) records 20% revenue growth in the first half of the current financial year resulting in expected revenue growth of 30% to €3M for the second quarter 2016.
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Telling a story is as old as history itself and is how ancient civilizations and cultures passed down information on their very being. Though the millennia storytelling has developed from verbal to drawn to written [more…]
Little Johnny comes home from Sunday school with a black eye. His father sees it and says,
"Johnny, how many times do I have to tell you not to fight with the other boys?"
"But Dad, it wasn't my fault. We were all in church saying our prayers. We all stood up and my teacher in front of me had her dress in the crack of her butt. I reached over and pulled it out. That's when she hit me!"
"What should I pay you?" the monk asks. "No price, for a holy man such as yourself," the barber replies. And what do you know, the next day the barber comes to open his shop, and finds on his doorstep a dozen gemstones.