Influencers: consumer champions or chancers?

influencers at fashion show, runway

The rise of social media influencers has been stratospheric, but difficult questions are being asked of how this form of marketing operates

‘Why being made redundant was the best thing that ever happened to me’ by Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner shares his experience of redundancy offering guidance on overcoming a mid-career crisis

Skincare is now a serious business

Women with skincare samples

“Skintellectuals” have launched a counter-attack aimed at changing the beauty industry

21 Brits changing the world

From starring on YouTube to discovering the elemental source of matter in the universe, Brits are at the top. Here are Raconteur’s 21 most influential British men and women, each with an extraordinary power to shape minds and lives around the globe

Social set is new in-crowd for ideas

Mobilising the collective brain power of consumers is transforming business innovation, as Charles Orton-Jones reports