Nicola Kemp

Head of features

Nicola Kemp is Head of Features at Campaign. She joined Marketing magazine in 2005 from Emap, where she was features reporter on Media & Marketing Europe, a pan-European monthly based in London.

Her first journalism job was as a financial journalist at Standard & Poors and she has a history degree from Bristol University.

Too emotional to lead, too cold to connect: busting the myth of the difficult woman
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Too emotional to lead, too cold to connect: busting the myth of the difficult woman

A Bloom event tackling 'the myth of the difficult woman' has lifted the lid on the challenges faced by women deemed 'too nice' or 'too difficult' to become leaders in the creative industries.

BBC leaders on corporate risk aversion, stereotypes, diversity and the age of substance
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BBC leaders on corporate risk aversion, stereotypes, diversity and the age of substance

Stereotyping in advertising and media is the result of fear and "risk-averse corporate individuals".

Meet 100 LGBT+ creative trailblazers redefining the industry
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Meet 100 LGBT+ creative trailblazers redefining the industry

If you cannot see it you cannot be it; so in celebration of the LGBT+ talent transforming the industry today and inspiring the next generation of creative talent tomorrow The Dots reveals the 100 LGBT+ creators redefining the industry.

TimeTo calls #timesup on sexual harassment in ad industry
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TimeTo calls #timesup on sexual harassment in ad industry

The Advertising Association, Nabs and Wacl, backed by the IPA and ISBA, have called #timesup on sexual harassment in the UK advertising and marketing industry, with the publication of research into the scale of the problem and a code of conduct designed to tackle it head on.

Time to flex those working patterns
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Time to flex those working patterns

Her sense of relief was palpable. "I feel like I am coming up for air." Yet another senior woman in the industry was sharing with me why she was opting to take time out or, as she put it bluntly, "choose life".

How a new generation of fearless talent is redefining the creative industries
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How a new generation of fearless talent is redefining the creative industries

Every generation believes it can change the world, but as the advertising industry faces a tipping point, the pressure from the next generation of creative talent to embrace change is too powerful to ignore.

Why now is the time to ditch the myth of the 'creative rockstar'
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Why now is the time to ditch the myth of the 'creative rockstar'

Increasing the number of senior female creatives may be a key talking point at Cannes, but Laura Jordan Bambach, chief creative officer of Mr President, says it is time to move beyond tokenistic efforts.

'Stop sensationalising sexuality': how to improve the representation of LGBT+ people in the media
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'Stop sensationalising sexuality': how to improve the representation of LGBT+ people in the media

The media must stop sensationalising sexuality in order to better reflect LGBT+ people and empower people to bring their 'whole selves' to work.

Body positivity, diversity and strong women: the new rules of beauty advertising
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Body positivity, diversity and strong women: the new rules of beauty advertising

New research reveals female consumers are calling time on airbrushing and have 'perfection fatigue' with significant implications for brands.

Creatives call #TimesUp on One Minute Briefs for sexist  'pearl necklace' ads
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Creatives call #TimesUp on One Minute Briefs for sexist 'pearl necklace' ads

One Minute Briefs, the community where creatives crack a brief in one minute, has been criticised for sexism after re-tweeting a number of offensive ads made in response to a brief to create an ad for a 'pearl necklace'.

'If brands aren't helping the environment, they are part of the problem'
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'If brands aren't helping the environment, they are part of the problem'

Why a swimwear brand turned to ocean waste to create its latest product and why brands should do more to address environmental issues.

#WomenCannes calls for women to wear black at Cannes Lions
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#WomenCannes calls for women to wear black at Cannes Lions

A new movement called #WomenCannes has launched to raise women's visibility at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and to shine a spotlight on sexual misconduct in advertising.

Seven key takeaways from #CELeaders
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Seven key takeaways from #CELeaders

A conference to inspire the next generation of creative leaders brought with it fresh ideas and perspectives from a vibrant array of talent.

WPP's Blackett: opportunity for creative industries is to make people feel they belong post-Brexit
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WPP's Blackett: opportunity for creative industries is to make people feel they belong post-Brexit

Karen Blackett, UK country manager at WPP and chairwoman at MediaCom, has said the opportunity for the creative industries is to make people feel like they belong in a post-Brexit world.

Channel 4 CEO laments its 'unacceptable' gender pay gap
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Channel 4 CEO laments its 'unacceptable' gender pay gap

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Channel 4, has described the broadcaster's gender pay gap as 'unacceptable'.

'Diversity isn't about sticking a woman of colour on a panel or committee'
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'Diversity isn't about sticking a woman of colour on a panel or committee'

Film director Gurinder Chadha has urged the creative industries to make space for more authentic and honest voices and experiences to be heard in film.

'Agencies are at risk of becoming finishing schools for tech titans'
Adland must call out 'dinosaur managers' in order to embrace flexible working
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Adland must call out 'dinosaur managers' in order to embrace flexible working

The creative industries need to challenge stereotypes, set targets and call out bad behaviours and "dinosaur managers" if they are to embrace the opportunity afforded by flexible working.

IPA publishes code of best practice in wake of #MeToo and Top 5 emails
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IPA publishes code of best practice in wake of #MeToo and Top 5 emails

The IPA has today published its Code of Practice on Dignity at Work, a set of principles on anti-harassment and bullying, designed to ensure all members adopt the highest possible level of best practice.

Women's Equality Party on JWT London's gender pay gap, knackered women and media stereotyping
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Women's Equality Party on JWT London's gender pay gap, knackered women and media stereotyping

'What kind of business are you running when the disparity of earnings is so huge?' This is the question Sophie Walker, leader of the Women's Equality Party has posed to JWT London, in a wide-ranging and passionate speech on the power of the media to challenge unhealthy gender stereotypes.