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Life catches up with you fast

Words by David Felton There’s an expression that I’ve seen a lot online recently; ‘life catches up with you fast’. One minute you’ve got a swagger in your step and the stars have aligned to make your dreams come true. The next and you’re desperately trying to climb out of a dark hole. Nowhere does...
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NABS Fast Forward week4: Loz Horner on Insights, Strategy and Briefing

Words by Richard Smith, client director at Maxus and Fast Forward mentor We are now in week four of NABS Fast Forward 2017; the half way stage. So, on the final straight, it is great timing for this week’s guest presenter(s) from Lucky Generals. Laurence (AKA Loz) Horner, Strategist, has been a regular speaker talking...
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Introducing our new brand

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of NABS’ new brand, alongside the relaunch of our Ambassador’s Programme, with a fabulous new recruitment campaign created by our agency, Fold7. A line. At NABS, we always open with a question; one which reflects our core values – from being accessible and impartial, to showing heartfelt...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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