Posted by Shirley Brady on August 1, 2012 01:32 PM
Sprint today released a video touting its corporate citizenship mission that was only seen by a select few before today. The description:
"We shared this video when Sprint CEO Dan Hesse spoke at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. It illustrates the tremendous power that comes when people are connected. At Sprint, we take our responsibilities seriously and are proud to drive innovation in the wireless industry, lead the way toward more sustainable business practices and advocate for customer choice. We encourage you to learn more at http://sprint.com/responsibility"
Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 10, 2012 10:01 AM
Sprint has been moving into more specialized mobile content in recent years, such as the Sprint NBA Mobile offering designed to bring playoffs action direct to fans' smartphones. Now Reuters reports that Sprint has another plan to please mobile customers: “a new mobile advertising policy to reassure customers that they have control over whether or not they receive ads on their cell phone.”
When announcing the update to its mobile ad policy on Tuesday at an annual wireless showcase, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse pointed out that consumers don’t really have a whole lot of trust for mobile operators. "Even cable and oil industries rate higher with consumers than we do," Hesse stated. "It's very troubling."
Also troubling for Hesse personally is that he is taking a $3.25 million cut to his paycheck in order to appease shareholders, who are upset that he’s been reelected to the board and concerns that the company may have overpaid Apple for the rights to sell the iPhone.
"I do not want ... to penalize Sprint employees for the company's investment with Apple, so I will forego this adjustment to my compensation," Hesse, who still has $12.35 million in salary, bonuses and stock-based compensation, said in a letter to shareholders on Friday, according to CNN.com.
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 21, 2011 03:00 PM
Sprint's stock price was down this morning, as Wall Street reacted to the company's "odd man out" standing as AT&T and T-Mobile lock arms, brands and networks.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, known to customers for his frequent appearances in the brand's commercials, had made a run at T-Mobile too, though (apparently) wasn't willing to pay mostly cash, as AT&T did.
But he's not moping. Instead, Sprint announced that it's partnering with Google. Going forward, it will integrate Google Voice on all Sprint phones, including its just unveiled Nexus S 4G model.Continue reading...