TODAY: The Apprentice V’s reality

We all can’t help but love watching people fight their corner under scrutiny in a bid to win the backing of the infamous Lord Sugar. Whether you watch The Apprentice or not (let’s be honest you probably do) it is mostly all fun and games. However, a number of tips and advice can be taken from the show, so we’ve pulled a few together that any candidate can use going into an intense interview situation.  Kicking things off, perhaps the most poignant tip, is to make sure that your answers are clear, concise and succinct. Make sure you answer the question that the interview puts to you, rather than waffling around the topic. Secondly, be transparent, honest and don’t mislead an interviewer as you will often get found out at a later stage (poor Richard Wood!) And finally, always make sure that you are well prepared, having done a solid amount of research and always be ready to answer difficult questions.

 

CLIENT WATCH: TheLADbible

The Lad Bible has appointed Tom Toumazis and Jonathan Durden as advisersTheLADbible has made some heavy weight hires as the rapidly growing social media site seeks to raise millions to fund an international expansion.  They have appointed Tom Toumazis, most recently the head of partnerships at Yahoo’s EMEA operation, as non-executive director. In addition to this they’ve brought on board Jonathan Durden, the co-founder of media agency PHD, as a senior advisor.   Commenting on the recent appointments Solly Solomou, the chief executive and founder said, “It’s a big statement for the Lad Bible Group to bring guys of the calibre of Tom and Jonathan into the business. I know they will help us as we continue to expand our understanding of youth audiences and scale our ambitions into the international space.”

CLIENT WATCH: Wall Street Journal

The cover of "The Future of Everything."

The Wall Street Journal is launching a new annual magazine dubbed “The Future of Everything,” which is set to launch next week in their Dec, 11 edition.  It is a continuation of what the Journal has been focusing on recently; its news reports, events and conferences; throwing light on future industries from food to travel, to sports and technology. It’s an exciting addition to the brand, who have been concentrating on their social and digital offering and will soon to be launching across the Snapchat platform…

CLIENT WATCH: Vevo

vevo logoVevo has acquired the San Francisco-based video aggregation startup Showyou.  At Vevo, Showyou’s team will be part of a growing effort to build out the company’s products, and reduce the reliance on YouTube. Recently, Vevo took a first step in that direction with the launch of a new, completely redesigned iOS app. “With the acquisition of Showyou we take a significant step forward in re-positioning Vevo as a best-in-class product-driven organization”, said Vevo’s new president and CEO Erik Huggers.

CLIENT WATCH: TheLADBible

The Lad Bible: The publisher launched the app into space to celebrate the launchThe LADBible app was launched this week dominating Apple’s app store at no.1, ahead of much larger new publishers such as the Guardian. They have partnered with EA Sports for the launch in a deal brokered by Havas Media.   The app lets users download content, and offers offline caching, one-tap access, infinite scroll and personalisation. On another note, if you’re struggling to get into the festive spirit, why not download it and get involved with TheLADvent Calender….ho ho ho.