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Empowering Women

For the last 4 years, a select group of  women from all around the world has gathered during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. They take part in workshops and seminars specially curated around the issues of gender equality in the industry and are offered one-to-one mentoring by female leaders. We met Jaki Jo Hannan, one of the participants of the See It Be It programme and one of the speakers of this Wednesday’s 18 October Cannes Lions’ event “See It Be It presents: How are you really?”Read more

Creature London’s Ed Warren Talks about Diversity

Ed highlighted the importance of continuing to build awareness but agreed that “agencies need to act”. There is an acute awareness of the benefits of diversity on creativity and innovation; and now we need to execute measures to remove obstacles preventing diversity becoming real.  “We need to attack the problem from different angles, from the top, from the bottom, through economics and attitude – all simultaneously. What is key … is shifting attitudes.”

As it stands the demographic of the industry is still made up predominately of middle-class Caucasian males.… Read more

Creative Social: Innovation vs Creativity

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Hosted by Digitas LBi, the latest Creative Social event saw some of the industries best sharing their ideas and thoughts on the big hitting question… Innovation vs Creativity.  A full house of creative professionals gathered to mingle, muse and to listen to the insight, wit and opinions provided by Chris Clarke, Ben Little, Victoria Buchanan, Nadya Powel, Sam Ball and Caitlyn Ryan.

There were chickens and eggs, unicorns, white men with beards and Michelangelo even popped in for the evening.… Read more