Thought Leadership / Opinion

NABS Tuesday Club: ‘In Defense of Benign Bullsh*t’ with Rory Sutherland

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

Chocolate Biscuits and Losing Pitches.

Words by Luke Morris, director of communications and insights, NABS Last week I went to a pub quiz with some mates. I was on fire. The whole ‘I’m not as think as you drunk I am’ Team was on fire. Which Friends actor is youngest? Easy: Matthew Perry. Tallest mountain the world? It’s Mauna Kea... Continue Reading

How to have a colourful, stress-free Christmas

By Uzma Afridi, Business Psychologist and NABS Career Coach Colouring in is an activity often associated with children, however it doesn’t merely keep them quiet whilst mum and dad get some peace, it also allows children to develop a sense of calm and creativity. Earlier this year adult colouring books became a best seller on... Continue Reading

The Science of Stress

By Uzma Afridi, Business Psychologist and NABS Career Coach It’s National Stress Awareness Day today, and now more than ever as an industry and individuals we need to take mental health and wellbeing seriously. In October, an absence management study by the CIPD found that two-fifths of respondents reported that stress-related absence in their organisation... Continue Reading

NABS at Advertising Week Europe: The Diversity Delusion

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NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Baroness Oona King

NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Baroness Oona King on leadership and diversity.