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.

Creative Equals launches subsidiary to supercharge women's creative careers
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Creative Equals launches subsidiary to supercharge women's creative careers

Initiative aims to provide women with 'hard' business skills so that they can progress to management.

Presenteeism is killing creative careers
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Presenteeism is killing creative careers

A study by Timewise found that two in three part-time workers feel isolated, while one in four full-time workers would consider going part-time if it didn't affect career progression.

M&S CMO on agency relationships and putting the fun back into marketing to women
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M&S CMO on agency relationships and putting the fun back into marketing to women

As Holly Willoughby launches her 'must-have' items for the retailer, Nathan Ansell tells Campaign about how M&S is changing its approach to marketing.

Attitudes to ageing are getting old
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Attitudes to ageing are getting old

We often define women by what they are not; an imagined deficit forming a thread between the lazy segmentations upon which too many brands remain reliant.

Turkey of the Week: Harvey Nichols rebrand lacks depth
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Turkey of the Week: Harvey Nichols rebrand lacks depth

The clumsy appropriation of the language of empowerment to sell products is nothing new.

Does Nike's campaign mark the beginning of a new era for sports marketing?
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Does Nike's campaign mark the beginning of a new era for sports marketing?

Nike's signing of Colin Kaepernick and the influence of Serena Williams beyond the court could spark a new era for meaningful, mass-market sports marketing based on shared values.

Marketing's menopause: It's time to disrupt ageing
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Marketing's menopause: It's time to disrupt ageing

When any life stage is a marketing opportunity, the silence surrounding the menopause, exacerbated by the dearth of older women in advertising, urgently needs challenging.

Why we need Badass.Gal in the creative industries
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Why we need Badass.Gal in the creative industries

Critics have long claimed we have reached "peak list" but showcasing a diverse range of female creative talent remains vital for change.

Chin Up: an uplifting story for rebel creatives
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Chin Up: an uplifting story for rebel creatives

LoveLove Films' animator and winner of the MoFilm Many Voices competition, Joanne Salmon on the joy of telling her own story through animation.

Business leaders must give us all some space or step aside
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Business leaders must give us all some space or step aside

Stress can make employees not only less productive but more likely to revert to stereotypes, so creating flexible environments is business-critical.

The war against want: how the concept of 'self' rose up the marketing agenda
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The war against want: how the concept of 'self' rose up the marketing agenda

What brands should know about the new self-care agenda

Lucie Greene on her space odyssey and avoiding techsplaining
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Lucie Greene on her space odyssey and avoiding techsplaining

In our always-on marketing ecosystem, finding the space to write a book is no easy feat. Lucie Greene, worldwide director of J Walter Thompson's Innovation Group, tells Nicola Kemp how she did it.

Cindy Gallop calls #timesup on NDAs
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Cindy Gallop calls #timesup on NDAs

Non-disclosure agreements have the advertising industry in a stranglehold and it is time to eradicate them, according to industry stalwart Cindy Gallop.

Have we reached peak empowerment in marketing to women?
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Have we reached peak empowerment in marketing to women?

Rachel Pashley, the author of New Female Tribes, lifts the lid on smashing stereotypes and the power of 'Female Capital'.

Change happens in the mainstream
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Change happens in the mainstream

Cindy Gallop recently declared that our industry is looking for creativity in all the wrong places, and perhaps we are also guilty of looking for progress in the wrong places too.

When it comes to LGBT+ representation is diversity still disposable for brands?
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When it comes to LGBT+ representation is diversity still disposable for brands?

In its wide-ranging Open event, IPG Mediabrands explored the challenges still faced by the LGBT+ community in the industry, and celebrated the creative champions dedicated to solving them.

Why brands should take another look at the children's entertainment market
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Why brands should take another look at the children's entertainment market

A media narrative that insists parents are frightened of "screen time" is serving to distort the opportunities afforded to brands by the vibrant kids entertainment market.

Why mainstream is a mainstay: the power of mass-market brands in uncertain times
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Why mainstream is a mainstay: the power of mass-market brands in uncertain times

In a complex and confusing era, mass-market brands provide a rare touchpoint for shared understanding, a lens through which consumers can better navigate the world around them. But are brands taking them for granted?

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".