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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Dear Lorraine #1

Welcome to our new regular feature ‘Dear Lorraine’. Lorraine Jennings, head of support at NABS, tackles your career queries and concerns. 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: Business hasn’t been doing too well lately and I’ve heard rumours that changes are...
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Jamil Qureshi at NABS

On the face of it, a performance psychologist-come-stand-up-comedian might not fit with the usual NABS Tuesday Club Talk speaker line-up. But just as the England football team has been finding out on the way to the World Cup, a performance psychologist can be the perfect companion on the road to achieving your full potential. And...
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Finding Balance as a Working Parent

Words by Luke Morris Busyness is our badge of honour in the advertising industry. We’ve truly become pros. Leaving work before 6.30? Wouldn’t dream of it. Sick days? Never! Lunch breaks?? Shmunch breaks! It reminds me of my first job. A lowly grad in a top London ad agency. Without many responsibilities (I was very...
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