I’ve been tracking the storyline around CEO packages for some time.
We don’t have anything like the scrutiny of the big and publicly quoted companies, of course.
We had a record year last year for profit, but despite this I haven’t awarded myself a significant increase in package.
Whilst I absolutely believe in the need to attract and motivate talent, and the need to be meritocratic, I also think people who run companies need to remember that they have a duty of care for the long-term sustainability of their company.
In many business categories, but especially in the agency space, the key drivers of long-term success are trust (in the leaders/leadership), pride (in the work that we do/results we get), and camaraderie (in the relationships that we have with each other and our clients). Read more on Sir Martins’ Package; Who is paying for it?…
The ratings war between BGT and the Voice took a new twist over the last couple of weeks.
It wasn’t the burning question of, are the audience behind the Voice Judges missing the faces of the super stars now they have turned around ? protected by chair backs higher than Fergies at Man Utd, or the glorious sight of Simon trying to work out if there is money to be made in the future of the performing dog,a dog that dances but doesn’t howl a tune or even say sausage’s; hard to see a future there. Read more on Will i am – Well he is ……….
Sunday saw the much anticipated if not the ‘quickly’ launch of the Sun on Sunday. Launched to recapture the missing tribes of News of the World buyers- and those promiscuous ones who have migrated to the Mirror or elsewhere.
An extraordinary bold move , that has prompted comment from all and sundry, filled the Media Show and Media Talk podcasts – and had Tom Watson MP spluttering into his tea.
Read more on THE SUN ON SUNDAY – THE BATTLE FOR NATSONS BARNES ….