Words by Zack Gardner It started with a hair cut for my hobbyhorse. (Well, actually it started when I met NABS NW Committee member Jackie Anderson whilst exploring career options, but that’s not as good an opening line.) I don’t know if any of you have ever asked your barber to mime their profession on...
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How to have a colourful, stress-free Christmas

By Uzma Afridi, Business Psychologist and NABS Career Coach Colouring in is an activity often associated with children, however it doesn’t merely keep them quiet whilst mum and dad get some peace, it also allows children to develop a sense of calm and creativity. Earlier this year adult colouring books became a best seller on...
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The Science of Stress

By Uzma Afridi, Business Psychologist and NABS Career Coach It’s National Stress Awareness Day today, and now more than ever as an industry and individuals we need to take mental health and wellbeing seriously. In October, an absence management study by the CIPD found that two-fifths of respondents reported that stress-related absence in their organisation...
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NABS at Advertising Week Europe: The Diversity Delusion

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Fast Forward – Week 5: Engagement

Words by Susan Poole, Head of Planning at ZAK and Fast Forward M entor Engagement: the Holy Grail that we are all seeking.  It’s what ensures that our efforts don’t just passively reach our audiences, but make a difference – sometimes easier said than done. This was the topic of NABS’ recent Fast Forward session....
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Fast Forward – Week 4: Collaboration

Words by James Stevens, Stragety Director at WCRS and Fast Forward mentorMovie Carol (2015) Collaboration. It’s a word that brings many  industry folk out in a cold sweat. Because great ideas are the preserve of great thinking from individuals. They’re not born in workshops with post-its, biscuits and bad coffee. Or are they? Tonight we...
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NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Baroness Oona King

NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Baroness Oona King on leadership and diversity.

Fast Forward – Week 3: Insights and Insects

Words by Stephanie Marks, Deputy Managing Director at Maxus and Fast Forward mentor So it’s week 3, or as everyone in the teams seems to be counting, its 4 working weeks left until the pitch!  This week we were honoured to welcome Andy Nairn, one of the founders of Lucky Generals.  Having been named the...
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Fast Forward – Week 2: Steel yourself, Jon has landed

Words by Jo Arden, Head of Strategy at 23red and Fast Forward mentor Week two of Fast Forward is always a good one. The teams are over the initial feeling of dread, they’ve met up, had a beer, remembered what the blonde haired one with glasses is called, and they’ve got some views on the...
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WACL Future Leader’s Award

WACL Future Leaders Award – get entering now! Are you an independent, motivated woman looking to get ahead within the advertising and marketing industry? Then get entering the WACL Future Leaders Awards. NABS is working with WACL to help spread the word of this great initiative. The winning prize is a fantastic training bursary offered...
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