Thought Leadership / Opinion

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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Don’t wait for the cavalry

Words by Melanie Clement, Communications Executive, NABS Diversity. A broad word, isn’t it? Nadya Powell summed up what diversity should look like during the Advertising Week Europe with the phrase: “You want to be having arguments”. Isn’t she right? A diverse set of minds, opinions and cultural representation allows for ideas to be unleashed that wouldn’t otherwise be...
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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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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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Mindfulness – the art of turning Depleting activities into Nourishing ones  

Words by Emma Pratt, Executive Career Coach at NABS I’m sure everyone reading this has heard of mindfulness.  Some of you might even have tried it, but how many of us practise it regularly or are aware of the fact that mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety?  We all tend to rush through...
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The fear of fear: overcoming anxiety

Words by Louise Thompson, Senior Communications Manager at NABS “This is it.” I thought. “Twenty-five years old and I’m going to die of a heart attack.” After a very stressful year, watching my beloved and eccentric grandad die from cancer, leaving a job with a bully boss, alongside other personal issues, this really would be...
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How finding your tribe is essential for happiness

Words by Aisling Ward, Careers Executive at NABS Danny Bent spoke about a lot of inspiring things at his talk for NABS during Advertising Week Europe. Yet through tales of falling off the sides of mountains, being held at gunpoint or having a beard full of maggots; one thing really stuck with me – the...
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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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Little Voices

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