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Change the script

Change the script

Free The Bid is a movement that aims to give women directors and filmmakers a chance to break through the artificial barriers that leave them underrepresented in the advertising industry By Clare Macdonald, writer and creative consultant for Wild Media  The advertising industry is famous for changing the world with bold, innovative, creative ideas that […]

They don’t make Mad Men like they used to...

They don’t make Mad Men like they used to…

… but grey suits still abound, writes Frances Valerie Bonifacio, director of strategy at Serviceplan Group Middle East Unfortunately, top men in advertising these days are a lot less chauvinistic and self-absorbed than they used to be. Gone are the Mad Men days of pompous egos and flannel suits, of dry witticisms and cynical arrogance […]

The problem  with keeping mum

The problem with keeping mum

Agencies may have more women than men in junior roles, but the industry needs to talk about why that changes closer to the top Shirrin S Patwa is CEO & career transition coach at SikkaLuna. She previously led HR at WPP agencies. The series Mad Men was a powerhouse of creativity and very often its […]

Fi, She?!

Fi, She?!

There are some questions the industry needs to ask about how it sees women within its ranks and in the world outside, writes Vidya Manmohan, executive creative director at Grey Dubai Depending on your understanding of Arabic, you can interpret the combination of words in the headline, “Fi, She?!” in a number of different ways, […]

The Genderation Game

The Genderation Game

By Elda Choucair, CEO of PHD MENA. If it seems as though women are in the spotlight more than ever before, then a quick online search will confirm why this is the case. Far from underlining successes and triumphs, there is quiet discontent rising about gender inequality, pay gaps and, of course, the ongoing fall-out from […]

This year’s Dubai Lynx festival has more of a female focus, with an improved women-to-men jury ratio, big-name speakers and the regional launch of See It Be It

This year’s Dubai Lynx festival has more of a female focus, with an improved women-to-men jury ratio, big-name speakers and the regional launch of See It Be It

By Jose Papa, managing director of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity This year at Dubai Lynx there is a decidedly female focus with the largest number of women ever on the Festival juries and the introduction of the See It Be It programme. See It Be It is a Cannes Lions initiative designed to […]

Free The Bid is a movement that aims to give women directors and filmmakers a chance, writes Clare Macdonald

Free The Bid is a movement that aims to give women directors and filmmakers a chance, writes Clare Macdonald

The advertising industry is famous for changing the world with bold, innovative, creative ideas that shape people’s lives, shift perspectives and define the future. But it has maintained a blind spot when it comes to diversity, and in particular to women. Only 7 per cent of advertising directors are women and only 9 per cent […]

Netizency xplains: KSA Women Driving; the social conversation

Netizency xplains: KSA Women Driving; the social conversation

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Driving change: GM CMO Molly Peck examines the impact of the Saudi driving decree

Driving change: GM CMO Molly Peck examines the impact of the Saudi driving decree

According to Bloomberg analysts, the projected impact to the economy of the recent decree that women in Saudi Arabia are to be allowed to drive cars could be as much as $90bn over time. This has a sizeable economic impact when you consider it’s only part of the government’s progressive strategy for the overall ‘Vision […]

King Khalid Foundation – Some things can't be covered

King Khalid Foundation – Some things can’t be covered

The abuse of women is a taboo subject in Saudi Arabia. Nobody really knows the statistics, but an estimated 92 per cent of married women are abused, although others believe the figure to be much lower. This is why Memac Ogilvy approached the King Khalid Foundation with the idea of bringing women’s abuse to the […]