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Previous NABS Talks

NABS Talks are our monthly events featuring prestigious figures from throughout adland and beyond. We explore a range of exciting industry topics; from mental health and mindfulness to creativity and future trends. Check out few of our recent talks below and head on over to our YouTube channel for more.


NABS Talks: Exploring Men’s Mental Health

Growing up or as an older man, you have heard you need to ‘stop acting like a girl’, ‘just get on with it’, ‘man up!’ These are all signals that you’re are not allowed to express emotion and signals that you are not in control, equating to weakness and a loss of masculinity. Yet, you belong to a group where the biggest thing to kill you is yourself, if you’re under 45. So how do we help men in our industry and encourage conversation on wellbeing and mental health?

At this NABS Talk, we heard from people in the advertising and media industry on what they are doing personally and/or professionally in creating permissive spaces in which men can be more open about their wellbeing and mental health, first-hand experiences of living with mental health issues, what it means to ‘be a man’ in the 21st century and what we can all do to practically support men with their wellbeing.


NABS Talks: The Shape of 2019

We joined together to debate the future of advertising & media with some of the biggest names in adland. We split in to four panel discussions which covered four hot industry topics: disruption, diversity and inclusion, reasons to be cheerful and wellbeing.

Panellists included:Matt Adams (Havas Media), Jonathan Allen (Channel 4), Helen Calcraft (Lucky Generals), Dominic Carter (News UK) and more…

Sam Orrin, senior partnerships manager at NABS join the disruption discussion. Take a read of what he took away from the night.


NABS Talks: BAME Leaders Speed Mentoring

NABS partnered with Media For All for BAME Leaders Speed Mentoring, bringing together BAME leaders from across the industry, for an evening of fast-paced mentoring.

Mentors included:Bhavit Chandrani (ITV), Dara Nasr (Twitter), Dino Myers-Lamptey (MullenLowe Mediahub), Dora Michail (Telegraph Media Group), Gen Kobayashi (Ogilvy) and more…

View photos from the event on our Facebook here.


NABS Talks: Creativity, or the science of knowing what logic is wrong about

Rory Sutherland joined us in Manchester, kindly hosted by McCann Manchester at the People’s History Museum for an incredibly successful NABS Talk where delegates learnt, in short, why nothing is quite as logical as we like to think – why 1 x 7 doesn’t equal 7 x 1; you’ll learn why sometimes the opposite of a good idea is also a good idea; and why your television is permanently hacking your brain – in a good way.


23rd May 2017: Sarah Wood OBE in conversation with Campaign’s Maisie McCabe

Sarah Wood is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah has been voted Business Insider’s #3 Coolest Woman in TechVeuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year,   Best CEO of the Year at The 2016 Europas Awards and City AM Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. She is a member of Tech City’s Entrepreneur Advisory Panel, a Technology Ambassador for London and was awarded an OBE in June 2016.