NABS Fast Forward 2017 week 3: Verica Djurdjevic on Connections

Words by James Stevens, director of digital design at Sky and Fast Forward mentor People don’t give a shit about advertising. That’s how Verica Djurdjevic opened her talk at week three of this year’s NABS Fast Forward Programme. Hardly the inspiring words young adlanders should hear, surely? Wrong. It’s exactly what they should hear: because... Continue Reading

NABS Fast Forward 2017 week 2: James Murphy and Craig Inglis on the client-agency relationship

Words by James Appleby, client partner at MEC and Fast Forward mentor Week two of NABS Fast Forward brought us a Wednesday evening of two halves. From the solemn and serious business of improving the welfare and perhaps even saving the lives of immigration detainees inherent in this year’s pitch brief, to the more relaxed... Continue Reading

NABS Fast Forward 2017 Week 1: Karen Blackett OBE on Pitching

Word by Jo Arden, Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe London and NABS Fast Forward 2017 Judge It’s another beautiful late-summer night, and we are at News UK headquarters. It seems impossible that another year has passed since the bitter-sweet celebrations of NABS Fast Forward 2016. But it has, and we are back. This is my fifth... Continue Reading

Stranger Than Summer Presents: The Twisted Toybox

On Thursday 8th June 2017, Stranger Than Summer descended upon The HAC, transforming it into The Twisted Toybox; a place where puppets pull the strings, marbles are lost and Jack won’t get back in his box. In this short film hear from some of our key supporters and friends on why they believe NABS to... Continue Reading

Stranger Than Summer 2017: The Twisted Toybox

On Thursday 8th June 2017, Stranger Than Summer descended upon The HAC, transforming it into The Twisted Toybox; a place where puppets pull the strings, marbles are lost and Jack won’t get back in his box. We welcomed over 900 guests into the Twisted Toybox, who helped us to raise an amazing £131,000, enabling us... Continue Reading

Don’t wait for the cavalry

Words by Melanie Clement, Communications Executive, NABS Diversity. A broad word, isn’t it? Nadya Powell summed up what diversity should look like during the Advertising Week Europe with the phrase: “You want to be having arguments”. Isn’t she right? A diverse set of minds, opinions and cultural representation allows for ideas to be unleashed that wouldn’t otherwise be... Continue Reading

NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Unruly’s Sarah Wood OBE

Our latest Tuesday Club featured Sarah Wood OBE, CEO of video ad tech company Unruly – interviewed by Maisie McCabe, Acting UK Editor of Campaign Magazine. Sarah, a self-proclaimed “Accidental Entrepreneur” – who ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet – treated the 100-strong audience from advertising and media,... Continue Reading

How bringing Mum’s back to work has helped fuel Maximus’ success

Flexible working is still seen as a taboo when women return to their successful media careers after maternity leave. High-pressured roles filled with demanding clients, agencies and everything else that goes with a role in media do not necessarily match the needs of being a parent. This issue in media is a huge negative, however... Continue Reading

Top tips for cultivating resilience and reducing stress

Words by Soraya Shaw, Strategic Consultant for Wellbeing and Careers at NABS Workplace and life stress can impact us all, and if not addressed, sadly in some cases can lead to poor mental health. However, we all have different tipping points, what may be stressful for one person – say giving a presentation, may for... Continue Reading

Mindfulness – the art of turning Depleting activities into Nourishing ones  

Words by Emma Pratt, Executive Career Coach at NABS I’m sure everyone reading this has heard of mindfulness.  Some of you might even have tried it, but how many of us practise it regularly or are aware of the fact that mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety?  We all tend to rush through... Continue Reading