Tech & Science Peloton's internal marketing docs, WeWork's legal operator, and Microsoft CEO's paycheck

16:50  08 december  2019
16:50  08 december  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Troubled co-working giant WeWork's rapid Australian expansion stalls

  Troubled co-working giant WeWork's rapid Australian expansion stalls Office landlords could take a hit from WeWork's decision to walk away from several large lease deals, effectively halting its rapid three-year expansion.In the first sign its US difficulties are starting to bite locally, WeWork’s plans to take over 20,000 square metres in a Sydney tower at 55 Market Street have fallen over and negotiations on two other 15,000 sq m leases in Melbourne have stalled.

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The holiday sales season is in full swing and companies are peddling their products everywhere, in some cases to hilarious effect. Elon Musk set the tone by inadvertently smashing the window of his new Cybertruck during its big debut (luckily it's not due to go on sale for another 2 years).

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And Peloton, the maker of the $US2,000 fitness bike, is getting a lot of attention for its viral ad. The TV spot involves a woman who makes her husband a video diary of her workouts as a thank-you for giving her the thoughtful gift of exercise. Critics have slammed the ad as confusing, sexist, and clueless - and it's since been meme-ified.

As Patrick Coffee reports, Peloton's internal marketing vision was supposed to avoid this kind of fiasco. The company's internal brand positioning deck, one of several elucidating documents that Patrick obtained, outline Peloton's ideals and highlight what Peloton is, and what it's not. From the document:

    • Who we are: Confident, motivating, empowering, modern
    • Who we are not: Goofy, Preachy, Cultish, Over-the-top

Perhaps words like "empowering" and "modern" mean different things to different people. Wall Streets seemed pretty clear though: Shares of Peloton plunged 15% amid the PR crisis.

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WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises.

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WeWork's new ad man and its behind-the-scenes legal mastermind

At the opposite end of the marketing spectrum, WeWork has launched an ad campaign to repair its tattered image. The ads are the handiwork of Maurice Levy, the former chairman of ad giant Publicis Groupe who became WeWork's interim marketing chief last month.

As Meghan Morris and Patrick Coffee report, the ads will portray WeWork as customer-centric and forward-thinking. Hopefully, the ads won't appear in newspapers alongside any tequila ads.

Speaking of WeWork, don't miss Julie Bort and Dakin Campbell's fascinating look at WeWork's top in-house lawyer, Jen Berrent. Although not nearly as well known to the public as some of the other WeWork executives, Berrent was one of the most powerful insiders at the company.

As Bort and Campbell report, she is considered the legal mastermind who found ways to protect the company and its CEO, no matter what tricky situation presented itself. With Neumann now gone and Berrent still there, she's someone worth keeping an eye on.

Peloton reportedly says its infamous holiday ad was 'misinterpreted' amid backlash

  Peloton reportedly says its infamous holiday ad was 'misinterpreted' amid backlash Peloton recently released a holiday ad that garnered a lot of criticism online. In a statement to CNBC, a spokesperson said the company "was disappointed in how some have misinterpreted this commercial."In a statement to CNBC, a spokesperson said the company "was disappointed in how some have misinterpreted this commercial.

Founder and CEO of Peloton . Greater New York City Area500+ connections. Join to Connect. Johnny Jiang. Acquisition Marketing at Peloton . Adam Neumann. Include this LinkedIn profile on other websites. John Foley. Founder and CEO of Peloton .

WeWork is revolutionizing the way people and companies work. Get flexible workspaces, agile services, and leading technologies to move your business forward. Why WeWork ? With a decade of insights and expertise, we’re reimagining real estate so that you can focus on your business.

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Microsoft's compensation is in the spotlight

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is finishing 2019 with another strong year under his belt. The company's market value crossed the trillion-dollar mark for the first time in April and is on track to finish the year up 50%. And Nadella earned some bragging rights by stealing the Pentagon's $US10 billion cloud contract from under Amazon's nose (although Amazon is challenging the decision in court).

But for as great a job as he's done, Nadella's hefty compensation package has become a sticking point for some investors. During Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting this week, one shareholder asked the company to justify the fact that Nadella's pay package was 249 times larger than that of the median employee.

As Ashley Stewart writes, it fell to Chairman John Thompson to respond. And he thinks Nadella is worth every penny.

I'd sure like to be worth that many pennies too. Anyway, that's it for this week. It's been a pleasure hosting the newsletter this week.

- Alexei

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Even the actor who played the 'Peloton husband' is feeling the blowback

  Even the actor who played the 'Peloton husband' is feeling the blowback "My 5 seconds of air time created an array of malicious feedback that is all associated with my face. My friend texted me today declaring that I'm 'a symbol of the patriarchy'," he wrote.In the commercial, a husband gifts his wife a Peloton for Christmas, then she documents her usage of the bike, which costs $2,245 with a monthly $39 membership fee to access classes. The woman in the ad remarks she didn't realize "how much this would change [her]." Some onlookers complained about what they saw as undertones of sexism and classism in the ad, sending it viral on social media.

As Peloton ’ s CEO , Steve draws on 20 years of experience building and managing organizations and initiatives in the private and public sectors. Prior to serving as Peloton ’ s Founder and CEO , Steve was previously Founder and VP External Affairs, leading efforts on public policy, communications

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Finance and Investing

PIMCO's flagship hedge fund has lost more than 14% in 2019 - a rare stumble for the $US3 billion credit strategy

The fund is run by Dan Ivascyn, the chief investment officer of the bond giant, and Jon Horne, a managing director at the firm. The fund has made money in four of the last five years.

'A lot of people don't need to pay back their debt': A student-loan expert explains why popular repayment advice is false - and shares how to save up to 50% on interest payments

Travis Hornsby has consulted on over $US750 million worth of student-loan obligations. He advocates for refinancing student loans under three strict criteria.

Tech, Media, Telecoms

The Derek Jeter-backed startup BlueJeans Network, last valued at over $US700 million, just cut 40% of its workforce as Silicon Valley's focus on profitability grows

The change at BlueJeans shows how Silicon Valley's growing focus on profitability is now trickling down to smaller startups too.

News Corp. has tapped Viacom's former tech chief as its next CTO

David Kline is set to leave Viacom after its merger with CBS closes on December 4. He joins News Corp. in January.

Healthcare, Retail, Transportation

A former Sequoia partner just joined a $US313 million VC fund that's focused on digital health. He told us how he's planning to pick his next investments.

Michael Dixon, who spent 10 years at Sequoia Capital, is joining a new venture fund focused on digital health.

We asked C.H. Robinson's new CEO everything about the brokerage giant's strategy for the years ahead - from tech recruiting in Minnesota to the trucker shortage to the trucking recession. Here's the full interview.

Bob Biesterfeld became CEO of C.H. Robinson, the largest brokerage in US trucking by market share, this year. He thinks the "truck driver shortage" could be addressed by better utilization of the industry's resources, as well as simply treating truck drivers better.

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