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.

Sophie Radcliffe: How to Instagram your way out of the 9 to 5
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Sophie Radcliffe: How to Instagram your way out of the 9 to 5

The 9-5 is not for everyone; it certainly was never going to be enough for Sophie Radcliffe, who quit her job in order to follow her passion, not be a slave to somebody else's schedule.

IPA to introduce a code of conduct in wake of Top Five email
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IPA to introduce a code of conduct in wake of Top Five email

The IPA is introducing a Code of Conduct for agencies to use in their employment policies on bullying and harassment issues, including objectification.

Grazia chief: more action needed on the gender pay gap
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Grazia chief: more action needed on the gender pay gap

Lauren Holleyoake, publisher of Grazia and The Debrief, explains how brands can bridge the gap between rhetoric and reality on the gender pay gap.

IPA's Sarah Golding leads initiative to end 'Top Five' emails at agencies
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IPA's Sarah Golding leads initiative to end 'Top Five' emails at agencies

Sarah Golding, the chief executive of The & Partnership and the president of the IPA, is leading an industry-wide initiative to put an end to "Top Five"-style lists in all UK agencies.

Top five takeaways from #FutureFit
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Top five takeaways from #FutureFit

Key takeaways from Campaign's first sports marketing conference included the need for brands to transcending the two-dimensional 'guys in ties' of traditional sporting media and reappraising the influence model sports.

How Adidas fixed the 'broken' influencer model with Tango Squads
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How Adidas fixed the 'broken' influencer model with Tango Squads

Adidas has revealed how it has fixed the "broken" influencer model by building a squad of micro-influencers from the ground up to drive more authentic long-term brand connections.

YouTube safety and the Logan Paul problem: Brands are facing an age of extremism
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YouTube safety and the Logan Paul problem: Brands are facing an age of extremism

The argument that YouTube is not a content creator, simply a platform, does not absolve it of responsibility for its output. The ethical problems this ad-funded ecosystem poses to advertisers and society as a whole are increasingly difficult to ignore, Nicola Kemp says.

Is the 'Top Five' email indicative of a culture that is inherently toxic in agencies?
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Is the 'Top Five' email indicative of a culture that is inherently toxic in agencies?

The fallout from the "Top Five" and "Bottom Five" email from The & Partnership poses difficult questions for the advertising industry.

Adland must face up to uncomfortable truths to tackle sexual harassment
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Adland must face up to uncomfortable truths to tackle sexual harassment

How to explain why sexual harassment in advertising is so commonplace, yet the perpetrators remain largely unnamed and unabashed?

Are businesses ready for the new age of amplified activism?
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Are businesses ready for the new age of amplified activism?

'Everyone is an activist.' Is this merely a slogan for the 'slacktivism' era or reflective of an age in which employees not only have a voice but also the ability to use it to dismantle existing institutions one Instagram post at a time, Nicola Kemp asks.

The & Partnership faces heat after 'Top Five' email ranking female employees exposed
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The & Partnership faces heat after 'Top Five' email ranking female employees exposed

The & Partnership London has apologised after an email sent to the whole of its London agency listed the 'Top Five' and 'Bottom Five' female employees by their looks.

UK ad industry unites to tackle #MeToo with timeTo initiative
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UK ad industry unites to tackle #MeToo with timeTo initiative

The Advertising Association, Nabs and Wacl have joined forces to launch a new initiative called timeTo to address the problems of sexual harassment in the advertising industry.

Young Creative Council creates database to hero female talent
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Young Creative Council creates database to hero female talent

The Young Creative Council is launching a database of female creative talent to celebrate International Women's Day.

Six stereotype smashers of women in advertising
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Six stereotype smashers of women in advertising

To celebrate International Women's Day Campaign selects the best examples of advertising that has challenged gender stereotypes.

Turkey of the week: BrewDog's 'Beer for girls' campaign misses the point
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Turkey of the week: BrewDog's 'Beer for girls' campaign misses the point

When you have to add a #sarcasm hashtag to your marketing campaign it is safe to assume that you have missed the mark.

Rare launches in the UK to help bridge adland's diversity gap
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Rare launches in the UK to help bridge adland's diversity gap

Rare, a masterclass programme, is launching in London this April in a bid to drive diversity in advertising.

Nonetheless, she persisted (part two): female leaders on their biggest challenges
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Nonetheless, she persisted (part two): female leaders on their biggest challenges

In the second part of Campaign's International Women's Day series, industry leaders share how they overcame their biggest challenges.

'Stop defining people by what they can't do': 5 takeaways from #DiverseMinds
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'Stop defining people by what they can't do': 5 takeaways from #DiverseMinds

Learnings from the #DiverseMinds conference on how to create a more inclusive workplace and embrace neurodiversity

Nonetheless, she persisted (part one): female leaders on their biggest challenges
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Nonetheless, she persisted (part one): female leaders on their biggest challenges

To celebrate International Women's Day some of the industry's greatest female leaders share how they overcame their biggest challenges.

'We saw an industry that didn't reflect society': How a new internship scheme is shaking up creative agencies
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'We saw an industry that didn't reflect society': How a new internship scheme is shaking up creative agencies

Interns from a new placement programme explain how the industry must move from talk to action on diversity.