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6 things you won’t want to miss at this year’s Stranger than Summer

There is just under a week to go until the industry party of the year! Stranger than Summer is back this Thursday 7th June and NABS and the Crazed Curator cannot wait to welcome you to #TheCrazedCollection. From Pop Art pouts to projector cube posing, here’s a taster of what you can expect at our...
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Two-thirds of the industry has considered leaving due to poor wellbeing.

The UK advertising and media industry is at a risk of staff burnout as 63% say they’ve considered leaving the industry at some point due to work negatively impacting their wellbeing. The industry could lose a generation as 77% of those surveyed are aged under 40. Research performed by NABS and Mind also found that...
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“Choose a boss you love, get uncomfortable and be more Bowie” – top tips from NABS’ Speed Mentoring

NABS’ Speed Mentoring was back by popular demand at Advertising Week Europe – with dozens of adlanders getting the chance to grill some of the industry’s finest. From advice to your younger self to how to deal with imposter syndrome, no topic was off limits. If you missed it, here are some of our inspirational...
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The Advertising Association, NABS and WACL join forces to launch timeTo to combat sexual harassment

ISBA and the IPA pledge their support Industry think-tank, Credos, will run first study   Today, March 12th 2018, the Advertising Association, NABS and WACL are launching a new initiative – timeTo – to address the problem of sexual harassment in the advertising and marketing industry. timeTo builds on the global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements,...
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The Novice Parent

Words by Steve Rowe, head of support, NABS 3rd August 2017, 11.40am. A date and time I’ll remember fondly forever. This was the moment my little girl, Ruby, arrived into the world weighing a pinch over 5lbs and sporting a quite magnificent flock of hair.  She was perfect and instantly became the most important and...
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Self-care: the top three myths debunked

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS Like avocado on toast, a sense of entitlement and an inability to function without a smartphone, the phrase ‘self-care’ seems inherently millennial. It speaks of a snowflake generation who can’t get through life without selfishly prioritising themselves. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines self-care as ‘The practice...
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The impacts of alcohol – “I now find myself completely neutral to alcohol”

Anonymous  I chose a career in the media industry based upon the simple fact that my girlfriend at the time, who worked in a media agency while I was finishing my final year at university, frequently spoke about these boozy lunches and jollies that she was often invited to. In hindsight, I can now see...
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A journey to mindfulness

Word by Uzma Afridi, Head of careers, NABS As I enter the tube station, listening to my Ibiza playlist, thinking about what to have for dinner. I remember a text I need to respond to. The weekend is approaching, I see an email pop up and I go into panic mode. Momentarily I contemplate Anthony...
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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 Rollercoaster of Adolesence

Words by Debra Douglas, Senior Support Advisor at NABS Prompted by my line manager I went along to the Working Parents Masterclass on ‘The Teenage Years’ at NABS this week. She knows I have a 13 year old daughter who likes to give me challenges, sometimes on a daily basis! If I’m honest she has...
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