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Why ad-blockers could save the advertising business

Why ad-blockers could save the advertising business

By Jack Torrance Thursday, 26 May 2016

They might be bad news for media agencies (not to mention us...) but ad-blockers will force creatives to up their game.

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Who is Debenhams' Sergio Bucher?

Who is Debenhams' Sergio Bucher?

26 May 2016

The department store's new boss used to run Amazon's fashion business and knows a thing or two about Lycra.

 
 
The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

25 May 2016

UPDATE: It's not just falling fashion sales causing him problems.

 
 
Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

25 May 2016

The government's bid to lift some of its stifling restrictions is a sign of progress.

 
 
Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

24 May 2016

The scandal-hit car maker is after more than some good PR.

 
 
The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

24 May 2016

Fifteen years after Napster was shut down record labels are still in trouble and even Spotify is haemorrhaging cash.

 
 
Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

20 May 2016

Wind, nuclear, even tidal - these are the usual alternative energy suspects. But how about a hydrogen economy instead...

 
 
BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

19 May 2016

BeMyEye, which pays casual workers to gather info with their phones, has just raised £5m.

 
 
The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

19 May 2016

Whether it's filling in a tax return or putting together an employee handbook, no business owner likes getting bogged down in admin.

 
 
Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

19 May 2016

Elon Musk's machines may hog the limelight, but the fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai is probably the most technologically advanced car you can buy.

 
 
Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

18 May 2016

The Japanese carmaker had admitted manipulating fuel consumption data for more than half a million vehicles.

 
 
Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

17 May 2016

From Sir Martin Sorrell to big data, here are some of the things you can look forward to on 23 June.

 
 
4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

16 May 2016

Despite a lot of progress at board level, just one sixth of top roles are held by women.

 
 
Grass roots innovators apply here

Grass roots innovators apply here

16 May 2016

We're looking for inspiring yet unjustly unsung entries for the new MT/LBS Real Innovation Awards. Entry is free and glory awaits the winners, so sign up now.

 
 
How these three companies evolved to stay alive

How these three companies evolved to stay alive

13 May 2016

You can learn a lot from Spencer Ogden, Artfinder and Howard Hunt.

 
 
Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

13 May 2016

Apple may be getting into bed with Chinese mega-unicorn Didi Chuxing, but it's thinking about the Chinese communist party.

 
 
Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

12 May 2016

The telco is back on its feet but is still counting the cost of last year's data breach.

 
 
Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

12 May 2016

Small private hire companies face a battle on two fronts - for their customers and their drivers.

 
 
It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

11 May 2016

A receptionist was sent home from a PwC office for refusing to change shoes, but it's not just sexism that's the problem here.

 
 
Will Heathrow actually get a third runway?

Will Heathrow actually get a third runway?

11 May 2016

UPDATE: Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye's promise to restrict night flights could take away ammunition from nimby and Gatwick-supporter alike.

 
 
What caused Volkswagen's emissions scandal?

What caused Volkswagen's emissions scandal?

10 May 2016

The fund manager TCI says the car maker's management team was 'rewarded for failure.'

 
 

Features

Business is more than a necessary evil

26 May 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: Steve Hilton and the other founders of the Big Society got together for a shindig last night. They should make the case for a better breed of business.

 

How 'accidental entrepreneur' Julie Hanna became Obama's enterprise ambassador

26 May 2016

The exec chair of P2P lender Kiva discusses how she's aiming to create opportunities for new businesses worldwide.

 

Five questions to ask before you speak out on Brexit

26 May 2016

With just four weeks to go until referendum day, should you be taking a public stance?

 

Five ways to be more charismatic at work

25 May 2016

Let's face it, wallflowers rarely have flourishing careers. But you don't have to fake charm to have charisma.

 

How to implement flexible working in a small business

24 May 2016

Providing employees with more freedom in how they work can help you attract great talent, so long as you're clear about what's on offer.

 

Why tomorrow's CEO will come from marketing

24 May 2016

When it comes to running businesses, the finance function wins hands down over marketing. But things may be about to change, says Alex Smith.

 

What is a B Corp, and should your business become one?

23 May 2016

More than 1,700 businesses have signed up, but what is a B Corporation?

 

'If I felt what we were doing was bad, I wouldn't feel comfortable making it up with CSR' - Richard Flint, Sky Bet

23 May 2016

QUICK FIRE CEO Q&A: The online gambling boss on betting's image problem and the allure of being a fighter pilot.

 

11 leadership lessons from Game of Thrones

20 May 2016

Business leaders could learn a thing or two from Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister, says consultant Debbie Seunarayan.

 

'Everyone acting like an owner is a key part of our DNA,' James Chappell, Digital Shadows

20 May 2016

The booming cyber security start-up has raised more than $20m and is expanding into the US.

 

Four secrets of top notch interim management

19 May 2016

Interims aren't just tough fixers waiting in vain for a real job. It can be a rewarding career option - if you can handle it.

 

Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

19 May 2016

As more women try on their angel investor wings, the impact on the diversity of firms securing funding could be significant.

 

How you can get a job in the robot economy

19 May 2016

Anxious about AI? Be flexible, stay human and remember to plan for the future, says Chris Jones.

 

Employers need to step up to halve the disability employment gap

18 May 2016

The government's behind target to get 63% of disabled people in work, but business shoulders responsibility too.

 

Why purpose-driven businesses are few and far between

18 May 2016

It's the latest corporate buzzword but 'purpose' isn't something that can be created overnight.

 

Why pop-ups are still so popular among British entrepreneurs

17 May 2016

Far from being a fad, the rise of the pop-up shop continues as businesses try to find a less expensive route to high street success.

 

How Mike Ashley's reputation went south

17 May 2016

The Sports Direct founder has been struggling with his public image for years. But does he care?

 

'We should fight to make Europe better rather than taking it all home' - Ronan Dunne, O2

16 May 2016

CEO Q&A: The O2 boss shares his views on quadplay, Brexit and why he spends 20% of his time on CSR.

 
 

The MT Interview

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

By Andrew Saunders Monday, 25 April 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: There'll be no more hiding of Sage's light under a bushel, says the accounts software outfit's high-energy boss.