Simon Hathaway

Black Friday now firmly established as heavyweight champion of retail events

Black Friday now firmly established as heavyweight champion of retail events

The hype around Black Friday wasn't felt on the high street this year but the volume of sales generated means it's now the heavyweight champion of retail says in the UK, according to Simon Hathaway, president and global chief retail officer at Cheil.

Sainsbury's results may sound disappointing but the brand is doing all the right things

Sainsbury's results may sound disappointing but the brand is doing all the right things

As Sainsbury's reports half year profits down 18%, Simon Hathaway, president and global chief retail officer at Cheil argues as the brand faces into the same challenges as the wider sector it has continued ro do "all the right things".

Has H&M lost control of its fashion collaborations?

Has H&M lost control of its fashion collaborations?

I'm a big fan of H&M's collaborations with the famous designers of the world, writes Simon Hathaway, global chief retail officer at Cheil.

Are beacons yesterday's retail technology?

Are beacons yesterday's retail technology?

"To beacon or not to beacon?" is a question on the lips of many retailers and brand owners, says Simon Hathaway, president and global head of retail experience at Cheil, but other technology may prevail.

Asda must learn lessons from Walmart before the dark clouds settle permanently

Asda must learn lessons from Walmart before the dark clouds settle permanently

Asda must inject some emotion into the brand and not be quick to dismiss tactical sales gimmicks to turnaround its fortunes, argues Simon Hathaway, president and global head of retail experience at Cheil.

Marketers and agencies need true partnership not timesheet tyranny

Marketers and agencies need true partnership not timesheet tyranny

As Simon Hathaway, president and global head of retail experience of Cheil Worldwide, takes up the reins as chairman of the Marketing Agencies Association, he calls for marketers to work more closely with their agencies as part of his new "Transformation Britain" three-tier agenda.