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What does a woman have to do to get onto an advertising jury?

A new campaign to support the Gerety Awards shines a spotlight on the need to improve representation on award show juries.

By Nicola Kemp

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A charity walk full of steps to self-care

Karla Smith, Finance Director of Ogilvy UK and Treasurer of NABS on finding a route to self-care while raising funds for the ad industry; how you can look after yourself in these times while looking after your colleagues.

By Karla Smith, Ogilvy UK // NABS

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The next generation of creative talent: D&AD celebrates 40 years of New Blood

It is now perhaps more important than ever to support and nurture the next generation of emerging talent and offer them resources and space for both learning and development.

By Izzy Ashton

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Why don’t men and women talk anymore?

Fixing the communication gap at the heart of our industry is key to equality, writes Victoria Brooks as she introduces Bloom’s 2020 Exchange programme.

By Victoria Brooks, Bloom

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Creative Access highlights the realities of finding a job under lockdown

When it comes to the creative industries, businesses have long been guilty of talking the talk when it comes to representation and inclusion, not often backing this up within their internal hiring processes.

By Izzy Ashton

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Rankin launches a print sale to raise money for the #MentorBlackBusiness project

The old adage reminds us that, while talk is cheap, it’s the action around that talk that is pivotal.

By Izzy Ashton

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“The advertising ecosystem is your supply chain”: Why O2 signed up to the Conscious Advertising Network

Posting a black box and a hashtag is no longer enough; consumers are demanding more accountability from brands about where their advertising appears.

By Nicola Kemp

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How do you keep creative in the midst of an extended lockdown?

A blunt focus on productivity alone does little to understand the challenges of maintaining focus and creative output in the midst of a global pandemic.

By Nicola Kemp

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“If you want to make a difference, it’s not about just donating money”: Akil Benjamin on his new initiative to mentor 300 Black businesses

Akil Benjamin, Head of Research & Strategy COMUZI & Director of M&C Saatchi Saturday School on the power of collective action, and the importance of recognising the value of Black business.

By Izzy Ashton

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Proud to be a prude

We Can’t Consent to This launch a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the making the ‘Rough Sex Defence’ in the UK illegal.

By Izzy Ashton

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How can brands capitalise on the power of sporting communities in lockdown?

As the Premier League re-starts in earnest this month and sporting bodies gently ease restrictions on training, now is the perfect time to reappraise the power of sport in marketing.

By Nicola Kemp

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Leadership from your living room

Hannah Partridge, Director of Portfolio & Client Development at The Marketing Store on how to build relationships with a new team & new clients when you’ve never met face-to-face.

By Hannah Partridge, The Marketing Store

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The best of times, the worst of times: Starting a new ad agency job during lockdown

Paul Wilde, Managing Partner at Crispin Porter Bogusky London explains how his formative first few weeks at a new agency have been, under lockdown, rather different.

By Paul Wilde, Crispin Porter Bogusky London

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Will coronavirus be the catalyst for greater inclusivity from brands?

Michael Brown, Insight & Cross-Culture Partner at UM believes that the current crisis has given brands an opportunity to reach out to minority groups who have been isolated from the conversation for too long.

By Michael Brown, UM

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My struggle with WFH

Tania Feeley, Managing Partner at RAPP LONDON writes revealingly about how lockdown, and enforced WFH, has led her to confront her workaholic tendencies.

By Tania Feeley, RAPP LONDON

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