Words: Allie Garside This is the mantra my parents taught me. It’s a simple enough concept, who else would I be? At school my best friend was a little different. The first words he said to me were “Do you want to come and play McDonalds?” We were nine and I remember thinking, why isn’t … Continue reading “Just be yourself”
Words: Nicole Lonsdale I was recently asked to provide a quote that would form part of a wider initiative to inspire women in the media industry. While pondering what to write, I had a conversation with another senior female in the OOH sector who was looking at a project in her own business to understand why … Continue reading The power of the working mum: a help not a hindrance to a career
Words: Martin Corke Let’s face it, the media industry could accurately be described as a young person’s game. Just last week I was asked what I intend to do in my retirement. Whilst not at all offended, I suddenly realised that at the tender age of 47, I had passed through that invisible gateway and was … Continue reading Older and Wiser?
Words: Naren Patel "Though you may feel more at ease working with people who share your background, don’t be fooled by your comfort. Hiring indviduals who do not look, talk or think like you can allow you to dodge the costly pitfalls of conformity, which discourages innovative thinking. In a nutshell, enriching your employee pool … Continue reading BAME employees need support networks.
Words: Nicky Bradley Going to university is often considered a rite of passage. For many young people, there’s no question as to whether they will continue their studies for a few more years after leaving school. And, despite steadily escalating fees leaving the average student around £50,000 in debt, record numbers are still taking up a … Continue reading Why we need more non-graduates in advertising
On Tuesday 2nd October, Kinetic hosted 70 people from across OOH at the second #BalanceOOH event, Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias. Nicole Lonsdale, Kinetic’s Chief Planning Officer and Chair of Balance, kicked off proceedings with a roundup of the priorities and initiatives the Balance Board has achieved so far. We then heard from Kinetic’s Head of … Continue reading Here’s what we learnt at the Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias Event
Words: Jason Jarvis After World War two ended, the UK needed to rebuild the country, kick-start the economy and get the nation back on its feet. People from the Commonwealth were invited to the UK to help fill these shortages and help make the nation great again. My grandparents were among those to accept the invitation … Continue reading Black History Month