LET'S TALK ABOUT NEURODIVERSITY
September 24, 2017
This June, Sam Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer at Omnicom Media Group UK, Managing Director OMG Ethnic and Assistant Dean of Omnicom University tackled diversity’s ‘elephant in the room’: neurodiversity. The response was overwhelming. The term defines a range of people who have difficulties with organisation, memory, concentration, time, direction, perception and sequencing. As part of National Inclusion Week, Ali Hanan, founder of the newly released Creative Equality Standard, talks to their training partner, Roxanne Hobbs, founder of The Hobbs Consultancy and Phillips, about why it’s the topic we still have yet to put top of the diversity agenda.
Ali Hanan June 16
Here we are the world's biggest advertising festival. But where are all the women? The world is 50:50 but the speaker line up at Cannes Lion is not. As ever, Creative Equals - as part of Campaign's #CampaignForEquality is championing a small actionable step by asking men at the festival to #ShareTheSpotlight.
WHY WE LOSE OUR FEMALE TALENT BEFORE THEY EVEN START
Ali Hanan June 16
The current system with ‘creatives’ of ‘placements’ fails our young female talent. While young women will leave the UK’s advertising and design colleges in equal numbers, about 40% of them will never make it to their first rung of the career ladder. Many won't come in because they lack social mobility.
CALLING ALL FUTURE LEADERS: LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME OPEN NOW
Ali Hanan May 9
Are you ready to step up to a leadership role? Our creative leadership boot camp will run over six months starting on 27th June. The course will cover the core skills of leadership, such as culture building, negotiation skills, media training, business skills and public speaking in a creative and inspiring way. For those looking to secure a place, please complete the following form. The deadline for entries is Friday 17th May. The cost is £700, which includes tickets to the industry’s most inspiring event for creatives, CS Globals, running between 9-10 November in London.
THE 30 WOMEN TRAILBLAZING IN CREATIVE RIGHT NOW
Ali Hanan April 2
In the UK, only 12% of creative directors are female. To change this, Creative Equals, which champions gender-equality in the creative industries, is partnering Campaign to celebrate 30 (or 31, as it ultimately turned out) women redefining adland through their creativity and craft.
Creative's 30 future leaders
Ali Hanan April 2
Do we need quotas to move the industry's figures onwards? Some leaders, such as Google’s ad marketing director Nishma Robb, discussed how without quotas the industry ‘won’t move at the pace we need to’. Meanwhile, D&AD chief executive Tim Lindsay agrees, adding that "things haven’t changed as quickly as they should". Lindsay suggested that quotas and targets will hasten the pace of change.
Ali Hanan February 20
How do we double the number of female creative directors in London? This. Join us for a stellar one-day (and night) event with Sandi Toksvig, co-founder of the Women's Equality Party, Annette King, CEO, Ogilvy Group, Rosie Arnold, Head of Art, AMVBBDO and many more. Receive training with executive coaches, dinner and get yourself on a leadership track. MARCH 30, 9-11pm.
Are you setting the bar in creative right now?
Ali Hanan Feb 21, 2016
With Campaign, we're looking for 30 future creative leaders trailblazing with show-stopping creative work. Get judged by some of the top creatives in London and have your work shown in our evening creative showcase, March 30, 6.00-10pm.