Career Development

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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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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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...
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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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Negotiation 101: when, why and how

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS To most of us, standing on a 12th floor roof terrace overlooking the Thames with a glass of wine in hand sounds like a rather good Saturday night. The 100 or so women (with a few slightly conspicuous men in our midst) who joined the WACL Gathering...
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The Best Piece of Advice Ever. 

Words by Steve Rowe, Senior Support Advisor at NABS It’s a tough one, isn’t it?  How do you boil down every nugget of wisdom you’ve ever heard into one killer line, a powerful soundbite to pass on to those willing to listen? A panel of speakers at Advertising Week Europe took on the challenge on...
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“Always wear nice shoes and don’t be an a**hole.” A taste of what I learnt at an evening of NABS speed-mentoring

Words by Hannah Devoy, Account Manager, BBH Last night M&C Saatchi played host to the first NABS speed-mentoring event of 2017, and my-oh-my what a night it was…! After the raving success of a previous speed-mentoring event I attended, I was eager to get up close and personal with another selection of Adland’s finest! The...
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