‘Do something different’ – John Neal, performance coach and sports psychologist

In the run-up to Christmas and the New Year, NABS is taking a look back at some of the best bits from this year’s various programmes, such as its Resilience Programme, and  choosing the best piece of advice from each speaker and challenging you to take it on in the New Year. The link between... Continue Reading

NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Sir Martin Sorrell

On Tuesday night we played host to a very special guest at our regular Tuesday Club Talk, with legendary ad-man Martin Sorrell taking to the stage at JWT. In what was his third Tuesday Club Talk, making him our most frequent speaker, Sir Martin ensured it was another memorable talk. In front of a packed... Continue Reading

Fast Forward 2014 – Storytelling

Words by Stephanie Marks, head of client services at Maxus and Tish Mousell , training consultant at Tish Mousell Training As our teams run into the last week of the NABS Fast Forward course, the pressure is on. They have all been working tirelessly doing their research, finding insights and coming up with strategies, creative ideas... Continue Reading

Fast Forward 2014 – Ideas

Words by Clive Baker, MD of Movement Digital and Susan Poole, planning director of Havas Worldwide London And so the 5th session in this year’s Fast Forward programme:  IDEAS. MediaCom hosted the event superbly – good space plus everyone was well fed and watered.  This was week 5, with the pitch zooming ever closer in... Continue Reading

NABS presents: The different perspectives of working parents

It’s tough for working parents. Our NABS research on this topic tells us that a resounding number of parents (85%) feel guilty because they have to balance work and parental commitments, one in ten (11%) have had to leave a job because of the additional pressures of parenthood – and more than half (57%) know... Continue Reading

How can learning help beyond the classroom?

School, studying, university, exams, isn’t that one great benefit of being in paid employment, you no longer need to have your head in the books morning, noon and night?  You have qualifications and you’ve got a job so your days of lectures, reading and learning new stuff should be well and truly behind you.  Or... Continue Reading

NABS Tuesday Club Talk series with Rory Sutherland

On 16th September, we had the pleasure of welcoming Rory Sutherland, ECD and vice-chairman at OgilvyOne and vice-chairman at Ogilvy and Mather UK, to host the latest in our Tuesday Club Talk series at the Museum of London. Titled ‘Clouds and Clocks’, Rory’s talk delivered a detailed understanding of how marketers should have a better... Continue Reading

Dear Lorraine #2

If there’s a question you’d like Lorraine to answer regarding anything to do with your working life, send an email to dearlorraine@nabs.org.uk Q: I’m recently a new mum and my partner and I are considering all our options as we look to organise child-care. One option is that I may reduce the number of days I work... Continue Reading

Fast Forward 2014 – Week Two

It was the second session of NABS Fast Forward 2014 and everyone was buzzing because it was briefing night. The teams were all guessing what the brief could be, given that the client is Wendy Proctor from the Cabinet Office and the team names (Jung, Maslow, Pavlov etc) are usually a clue. But first, it... Continue Reading

Fast Forward 2014 – Week One

Words by Jo Arden, Head of Strategy, 23red & Fast Forward Mentor It’s hard to believe that a year has gone since the last NABS Fast Forward – but it must have because here we are, fresh faced and ready for a new challenge. Joining us on that challenge is a new group of the most talented,... Continue Reading