- Financial Times rolls out semantic advertising service FT Smart Match globally
Dec 11th, 2013
11 December 2013: The Financial Times is extending its content matching service ‘FT Smart Match’ to global advertising clients after a successful initial trial. The technology, provided by Smartology, recognises the meaning of news articles, allowing advertisers to match their content to relevant news stories in real time on FT.com.
Piloted in June 2011 and going well beyond the industry standard of keyword recognition, FT Smart Match uses an emerging technology called ‘semantic profiling’ which analyses text through weighting ‘concepts’ and ‘categories’ to derive matching accuracy for advertiser content on FT.com. By automating advertising placement from content, the technology solves a major problem for advertisers and pioneers a new approach to display advertising.Continue reading: Financial Times rolls out semantic advertising service FT Smart Match globally
- Sanergy is named global winner at 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards
Dec 11th, 2013
NEW YORK: 10 December 2013: The Financial Times and Citi are pleased to announce that Sanergy has been named the global winner of the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme. The Nairobi based non-profit organisation was selected by a distinguished panel of judges, including last year’s winner, for developing a sustainable and hygienic sanitation system that recycles human waste to generate electricity and fertilizer for local farmers.
Regional winners were also recognised for their work in fuelling urban progress:Continue reading: Sanergy is named global winner at 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards
- Financial Times appoints Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor
Nov 29th, 2013
29 November 2013: The Financial Times has appointed Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor from 1 January 2014. In his new role Jenkins will oversee and shape the FT’s broader financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He will lead a team of journalists globally and work closely with editors in the markets, Lex, FT Money and FTfm teams.
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “Patrick has led our banking coverage over the past four years and forged a world-beating team of financial services journalists. He and his colleagues have demonstrated an enviable record of breaking news, consistently delivering front page stories on issues at the heart of our readers’ interests. His leadership skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to invest in core beats and develop our digital strategy.”Continue reading: Financial Times appoints Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor
- Rita Raagas De Ramos wins award for outstanding contribution to institutional journalism
Nov 29th, 2013
- Michael Stott joins the FT as UK news editor
Nov 27th, 2013
On his appointment, Stott said: “The FT has led the way in successfully and profitably moving its news, comment and global readership online. I am delighted to join this world-class publication at such an exciting time in its 125-year history and look forward to contributing to its future success.”
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Financial Times. On the UK agenda are the 2015 general elections, a referendum in Scotland and questions over the UK and eurozone economies. Michael’s experience in breaking news and digital platforms will be invaluable to the FT’s coverage.”Continue reading: Michael Stott joins the FT as UK news editor