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John Funnell

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Some of you might have read at least one of my blogs on Ulitzer, categorising the ins and outs of industry trends around the world across different verticals. I am fortunate enough to be able to commentate at such a reach owing to my unique position as Marketing and Communication Director for a global leader in executive communications. My Position allows me to oversee departments from brand management to email marketing, to dealing with senior Media partners such as Thomson Reuters and WSJ. But the most fun and challenging part of my job is running the PR team. Traditional PR still remains the most cost effective way to get my companies messages out, working with editors across the world supplying them with valuable content is a privilege. However! One of my team (For the purpose of this piece we shall call him ‘Dan the Mexican’) has had recent success getting... (more)

CMO ‘Very Concerned’ About Obama’s Healthcare Reform Agenda

In an interview for MeettheBoss.com, Spiegel was asked about the impact of President Obama’s stated aim of increased access to ‘generic’ medicines on the pharmaceutical industry. “Fixing the healthcare system in America is a very complex issue and I am not an expert on all aspects,” says Spiegel, “the collaboration that has existed to date between academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry and the bio tech industry has been extremely productive … we’re very concerned that changes to the healthcare system and its reimbursement could easily shift this delicate balance that ... (more)

LTE - The Rise of the Mobile Prosumer

The average handset has evolved from the humble voice-box, to the total media centre. As a result thousands of start-up companies are profiting out of the Telecom sector's advances, supplying the various add-ons which inevitably accompany any new wave of technology. Such innovations were used by the operators to supplement the pricey voice packages. However, the operators are now finding themselves in the hands of the ever-creative software/hardware companies and the changing consumer culture. iPhone appstore was the first to take advantage and make millions from the operators' ... (more)

After the Social Media Explosion, What’s Next?

The best advice on ‘how to get ahead in business’ will never come from those who make their fortune selling the concept through books and seminars. It will come from a proven leader. The problem? They are too busy to share. Now a new website will turn the old adage of “those who can, do, those who can’t teach” on its head. ‘Can-do’ leaders such as Herbert Hainer, Chairman and CEO of Adidas, Jeff Hayzlett, Kodak’s CMO and Vice President, and Esat Sezer, CIO for Coca-Cola, are amongst the hundreds of Fortune 500 CEOs and visionary entrepreneurs who share their hard-won expertise on... (more)

Tun Dr. Mahathir Outlines How to be a Good Leader on MTB.TV

When Tun Dr. Mahathir took the reins of government in Malaysia in 1981, he was the first Prime Minister not to have been educated in Britain. Whether this played any part in his very unique leadership style is debatable, but one thing is indisputable: during his tenor as PM Tun Dr. Mahathir changed the global perception of Malaysia. Throughout his 22-year tenure in office, Tun Dr. Mahathir was credited with a number of key leadership decisions. He survived leadership contests, splits in UMNO, and challenges from the Islamic Party (PAS). Yet through his term as PM, the Barisan Na... (more)