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Inspiration

Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

Posted by: Bopper
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Features

Behind the Idea: Drinks have no gender

Heineken has launched a new global campaign, “Cheers to All”, with a light-hearted view on the stereotypes that are associated with ordering certain drinks. Through the light-hearted film, which shows men and women being served the wrong...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Gender stereotyping: No smoke without fire

This month in advertising has been dominated by a cream cheese bagel-scoffing dad abandoning his baby to a conveyor belt, a pram-pushing mum and moon-walking men. The first bans the ASA has handed down since its gender stereotyping legislation came...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Impero chief urges gender pay action

The founder and director of independent creative agency Impero has urged the industry to fix its gender pay gap problem by saying there are no excuses for inequality. Michael Scantlebury said it’s all well and good for agencies to publish...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Gender equality is the hot topic at Cannes this year

J Walter Thompson London has teamed up with Creative Equals to place a spotlight on the low levels of women at the top table of creativity at this year's Cannes Lion. Together, they are launching #TheFemaleFilter; a campaign which will analyse the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The UK Busts the Gender Pay Gap Wide Open

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today (April 6), helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Partners help rewrite the code of gender equality

Global children’s charity Theirworld has launched an ambitious campaign, created by The Partners in collaboration with other WPP agencies Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, MEC and VML, to expose the hidden values and behavioural codes of gender...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Grayson Perry explores gender identity for Channel 4

Channel 4’s award-winning in-house creative agency 4Creative has produced a new four-part short-form series starting Grayson Perry, in partnership with production company Swan Films. “Born Risky: Grayson Perry” launched yesterday (November 2)...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Free The Bid aims to break gender bias in advertising once and for all

Gender bias has, until now, been one of those issues a lot of us like to sweep under the rug, even though we all understand it's a major problem. For many, it's a lingering reminder of a bygone age of rampant misogyny and prejudice that we'd rather...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Emoji Equality: Google pushes Unicode to reconsider emoji gender roles

Google’s recent proposal, put forward to Silicon Valley's Unicode Consortium (the body that controls and approves universal software standards for letters and other characters), wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and calls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

The creative industry is 2% away from gender equality

Creativepool’s Annual Creative Industry Report, in partnership with creative digital recruitment specialists, IC Creative & Talentedge Creative & Media, surveyed over 2,500 industry professionals. The most suprising and encouraging finding...

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Leaders

These McCann cakes visualise the gender gap in a remarkable way

I like cake. This will not come as a surprise to anyone who has ever met, or even just caught sight of my perpetually expanding stomach in recent years, but I certainly do not like social inequality, so my head doesn't know quite what to make of this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Former DDB execs embrace gender equality at new consultancy

Karen See, the former Chief Communications Officer for DDB Group Asia Pacific, and Sharn Bedi, the former Managing Director for DDB Remedy Asia Pacific, have teamed up to launch an executive leadership consultancy set champion gender diversity and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

JWT and Kantar Media work to understand Gender Diversity

With traditional (and some might argue antiquated) gender roles in a state of rapid flux, it's more important than ever to understand clearly what society as a whole feels about the notion of gender equality. JWT London and media intelligence...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The fusion fashion of designer Kelly Oozageer | #MemberSpotlight

Born and raised in Croydon, Kelly Oozageer is a graduate of the London College of Fashion that founded her own brand while studying and launched after graduating. Today, Cassine is a thriving fashion label that has been featured in exhibitions, shows...

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Inspiration

The sports photographer that shoots from the heart | #MemberSpotlight

Karen Yeomans is an award-winning freelance photographer on a mission to help women be seen and support the rise of women’s sport. Based in North London, her clients include major names in the sporting sphere like Red Bull, Invictus and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to Enhance Brand Awareness with Digital Marketing

Did you know that 46% of consumers in the US only buy from businesses they can trust? Only after they do research and read reviews to get familiar with the company do they consider buying. The first step in all this is finding out about your brand....

Posted by: Alina Tytarenko
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Leaders

Making brands impossible to ignore with White Bear | #CompanySpotlight

For this week’s company spotlight, we’re talking to Kelly Mackenzie, Founder and CD of White Bear. She founded White Bear seven years ago after working on global Cornetto rebrand at Carter Wong. White Bear was founded based on her passion...

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Inspiration

What it's really like to teach adland about sexual harassment

Bryony Beynon is a senior trainer at timeTo, an initiative set up by NABS, The AA and WACL to tackle sexual harassment in advertising that offers ground breaking interactive training for companies and individuals on how to recognise and tackle sexual...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How to make the tech industry more inclusive | #TechMonth

The tech world has made some major strides towards gender inclusivity over the last decade. But the industry still has a long way to go if it’s to become truly reflective of the world in which we live. In order to do this, it’s important...

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Industry

Are creatives doing enough to close the class gap? | #PurposeMonth

If there’s one thing the creative industries should be doing more of, it’s giving opportunities to people who might otherwise feel such a career is beyond their reach. For decades now, there has been an uneasy unspoken rule that only the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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