News Bulletin: SWM resumes PageUp after data breach; Seven West Media's mentoring program

By AdNews | 27 July 2018
AKQA's Daniel Robathan and Daniel Holleb.

Seven West Media resumes PageUp services after data breach

Seven West Media has resumed using the PageUp service for its career website after written reassurances a data security threat has been resolved. SWM suspended using the PageUp service in June after the technology company revealed an unauthorized third-party had gained access to PageUp’s systems, potentially placing the personal data of job applicants at risk. Following an internal investigation, PageUp has reassured SWM that there was no evidence that SWM data had been extracted from the PageUp system or of any fraudulent activity. Use of PageUp recommenced on 20 July 2018.

MullenLowe Profero creates Millennium Hotels app

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has launched a global mobile app, designed by MullenLowe Profero, to deliver an optimised user experience across the brands’ hotels and resorts. The app allows guests to book single or multiple rooms across any of the Millennium hotel and resort. It encourages guests to register or login to Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ loyalty program MyMillennium, where members can get up to 10% discount. The app is MullenLowe Profero’s latest project to create experience-led digital transformation solutions. MullenLowe Group South East Asia CEO Paul Soon said: “MullenLowe Profero’s approach is grounded in delivering an unfair advantage through experience-led design. By hyperbundling our capabilities and skills together across Chengdu, Sydney and Singapore, we’ve been able to create a solution for Millennium Hotels and Resorts which I believe will deliver a profound impact for the business and for customers globally.”

Seven West Media rolls out leadership mentoring program

Seven West Media has nominated 30 of its ‘high potential leaders’ to receive 12 months of mentoring with an entrepreneurial executive through the corporate mentoring program at Rare Birds. Seven West sought Rare Birds to provide mentors from outside the business so that staff can be open about any challenges they face, particularly with management, leadership and staffing issues. “Our expectation is that the company will see significant upside through increased productivity, improved leadership effectiveness, higher employee engagement and better business performance,” Seven West Media’s group executive of human resources Katie McGrath.

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