Career Development

“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... Continue Reading

NABS bolsters its leadership team

NABS, the advertising and media industry’s support organisation, has appointed two new board trustees to help strengthen its leadership and guide the organisation over the coming years.tempat wisata di madiun Kerry Glazer, CEO of client-agency relationship specialist AAR has been announced as a new NABS trustee, joining the recently appointed Nigel Clarkson, Yahoo UK’s managing... Continue Reading

NABS Fast Forward 2016 Week 5: Engagement with Verica Djurdjevic

Words by James Stevens, Strategy Director, WCRS and Team Christiansen Mentor Week five aka “two weeks ’til pitch day” (eek!) kicked off with yet another outstanding talk from PHD’s Verica Djurdjevic. Briefed to riff about ‘Engagement’, Verica instead spoke about how the role of media is all about driving connections. Why connection rather than engagement?... Continue Reading

NABS Fast Forward 2016 week 4: Alex Grieve on Ideas

Words by Dan Durling, Sales Director Yahoo, Inc. and Team Simmonds Mentor With some disbelief the mentors met last night in Mark’s pre-session briefing and realized we were already over halfway through the course.  Everyone looked a little nervous. If all the teams were following Jon Steel’s words of advice from week 1 we would already have... Continue Reading

NABS Fast Forward 2016 Week 3: Loz Horner on Insights, Strategy and Briefing

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NABS Fast Forward 2016 Week Two: Rachel Bristow, ‘Your Client’ and Richard Lane, ‘The Brief’

Words by James Appleby, MEC, Team Peacock Mentor With that ‘back to school’ feeling now firmly embedded in the delegates and mentors alike, the group convened on Mindshare on Wednesday evening to spectacular views in Mediterranean temperatures in order to hear from Rachel Bristow about how to get the most from your client relationships. In... Continue Reading

NABS Fast Forward 2016 week one: Jon Steel on Pitching

Words by Jo Arden, 23red, Team Simmonds Mentor The UK’s most exciting and tirelessly fought competition is back. Sounding the end of summer more clearly than Mary Berry’s cream horns, Fast Forward is back. And what a return it was. Jon Steel (who regular readers of the NABS blog will recognise as the subject of much... Continue Reading

Top Tips from 2015’s WACL Future Leaders

The Future Leaders Award (FLA) is aimed at early and mid-career women who have high potential but may be in danger of not making the next step up to the senior level. FLA offers individually-designed training bursaries of up to 75% to a maximum contribution of £2,250 to women who can demonstrate high potential for... Continue Reading

From Twirlywoos to Twitter feeds

Words by Victoria Hill, Freelance Social Media Manager & Consultant and mum of one “Media professional with over 15 years’ experience in Digital-Out-Of-Home, content management, PR and communications for hire.” Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? But hang on – this media professional just so happens to be a mum of one who needs flexible and remote... Continue Reading

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... Continue Reading