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Amy Kean

Amy Kean

Culture Editor

18th May 2022 Talent
Weird Seance summons… stevexoh

Weird Seance summons… stevexoh

As Amy Kean continues her search for some of creativity's weirdest inhabitants, she talks to artist and writer stevexoh about unusual names, unexpected journeys and uncovering the secret of living.

26th Apr 2022 Insight
Are you an effective human? How tourists and monsters are making everything worse

Are you an effective human? How tourists and monsters are making everything worse

Social media has a lot to answer for, not least the men (and it is mainly men) who champion social causes for their own benefit, and the users who pillage other people's beliefs to push their online profile. Amy Kean's had enough, and her only recourse is violence... but not that type of violence.

4th Apr 2022 Insight
shots Fired... with Charu Malhotra

shots Fired... with Charu Malhotra

As Amy Kean continues to ask people what makes them mad, Charu Malhotra, Global Brand Manager for PA Consulting, gets riled up by the ongoing inability of some conferences to embrace diversity.

11th Mar 2022 Insight
Weird Seance summons… Rob Mayhew

Weird Seance summons… Rob Mayhew

Continuing her celebration of all things weird and wonderful Culture Editor Amy Kean speaks to Rob Mayhew, Head of Influence at Fleishman Hillard London and a rising TikTok star, who brilliantly lampoons ad agency life and culture in his videos. They discuss seeing things differently, social media and salad cream.

4th Mar 2022 Insight
shots Fired... with Nick Ellis

shots Fired... with Nick Ellis

In the continuation of this new series, which sees Amy Kean speaking to people about the thing that really fires up their anger, Nick Ellis gets heated about how the ad industry takes people in, chews them up then spits them right out.

1st Mar 2022 Insight
Why it could be time for the #bekind movement to end

Why it could be time for the #bekind movement to end

Is kindness all too common? Definitely not. Is too much civic responsibility placed on a social media hashtag? Quite possibly. Via hellish hen parties and terrible travel stories Amy Kean examines why kindness needs a rethink.

17th Feb 2022 Insight
shots Fired... with Melissa Robertson

shots Fired... with Melissa Robertson

In a new feature shots' Culture Editor, Amy Kean, lights a fire under some of advertising's great and good to find out what really gets them angry.

27th Jan 2022 Insight
Heavens help us: Amy Kean's 2022 marketing horoscopes

Heavens help us: Amy Kean's 2022 marketing horoscopes

From branded kidnappings and 'agile surrealism' to 360-degree jingles and pandemic metaphor overload, our resident (and newly qualified) astrologer, Amy Kean, looks to the heavens for what lies ahead for advertising in 2022.

11th Jan 2022 Insight
Weird Seance summons… Style Me Sunday

Weird Seance summons… Style Me Sunday

In the continuation of her ongoing series of interviews with 'iconic oddballs', Culture Editor Amy Kean chats with Instagram phenomenon Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday. They discuss the beauty of being weird, the power of social media and the value of Lee being "unapologetically me".

14th Dec 2021 Insight
The best of minds, the worst of minds: are we mentally ready for the metaverse?

The best of minds, the worst of minds: are we mentally ready for the metaverse?

A 21st century idyll where kindness and positivity prevail, or a potentially lawless landscape in which anything goes? The metaverse could be either. Or both. But, asks Amy Kean, are we ready to peer into a dark, morally skewed mirror-world that could severely impact the already fragile mental wellbeing of the planet's youth?

7th Nov 2021 Talent
Weird Seance summons... Trevor Beattie

Weird Seance summons... Trevor Beattie

In the first of a new series of interviews Amy Kean celebrates the wonderful world of weird, talking to 'iconic oddballs' about their strange brains and why oddness should be elevated.

27th Oct 2021 Insight
How not to... be a feminist

How not to... be a feminist

In this month's instalment of How not to... Amy Kean talks to author Alison Phipps about how mainstream feminism can do more harm than good and whether we're stuck with social media's 'cycle of outrage'.

Amy Kean

Amy Kean
Culture Editor