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From shock to acceptance - Planning a marketing career in a fractious economy

Whether agency or in-house the average marketer will change jobs numerous times in their career, apparently more so than other more stable industries such as medicine, accountancy and law. According to a 2017 study by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median years that salary workers across all industries and trades worked for their employer was 4.6 years. However, this longevity varied by age and occupation with the median time spent in any one job for those aged 25 to 34 being 3.2 years. Now, looking at Global Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte, 43% of millennials planned to leave their jobs within two years and only 28% planned to stay beyond five years. In such an ever-changi

Chez Bruce Review

Sunday Times AA Gill Restaurant Review Competition Entry Chez Bruce, 2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London Lunch Menu £39.50 for three courses (Mon – Fri) I was aimlessly walking the floor of a dreary casino convention at the ExCeL centre, morosely assessing my poor career choices when the auspicious call came in. “I’m over from Hong Kong for two days. You free for lunch at Chez Bruce?” Contrails whirled behind the Docklands Light Railway as I fled neon hell towards the leafy enclaves of Wandsworth Common and its most famous culinary resident. Nestled behind a double shopfront of reassuringly worn burgundy, Chez Bruce is the Michelin-starred domain of Bruce Poole. The aforementioned Bru


An article written for The Sunday Times AA Gill Restaurant Review Competition To be named as a ‘Kentucky Colonel’ is a big deal in the Bluegrass State. It’s an honorary title in a similar vein to a British OBE that was instituted in 1813 and formerly awarded to people with esteemed reputations for high moral standards and a record of ‘good works’, often related to their chutzpah in the American Revolution. When the Kentucky Militia was deactivated following the war of 1812, a Governor named Isaac Shelby commissioned his Aide de Camp with the honorary rank of Colonel. The moniker stuck, and latterly an array of esteemed men ranging from Fred Astaire to ‘The Price Is Right’ host Bob Barker hav

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