Harassed in the street, bullied in the work place and targeted by unrealistic advertising messages, women are too often at the mercy of entitled men. But there must be good guys out there; men who are supportive and generous. Amy Kean sets out to find them.
Amy Kean is over the moon to bring you some of advertising's most cliched concepts. She spoke to a selection of the industry's future creative talents to find out which of these outdated offerings are now as old as the hills.
Though it might not seem like it at the moment, we are at the start of a new year, and in this instalment of How not to... Amy Kean chats to "psychic and worldwide phenomena" Clinton Baptsite about what's in store during 2021.
From drunk shopping and sponsored souls to the rise of 'menimism' and the advent of 'out out of home' advertising, Culture Editor Amy Kean cracks open her fortune cookies to see where the industry in 2021 is most definitely headed.
After the year we've just had, you'd be forgiven for not being too excited for the one that's around the corner. We challenged a cavalcade of young creatives to inspire and excite us for the year ahead, with some brilliantly unusual results.
The women behind the name are Amy York Rubin and Pilar Boehm, two pretty little angels who also consider themselves dirty devils.
In this edition of our new video series, How not to..., Amy Kean chats to Amelia-Eve Warden, the "award-winning and bullshit-smashing entrepreneur", about mental health, toxic work cultures and the crushing banality of 'head-clutcher' pictures.
If you've ever felt under-qualified, over-promoted or out of your depth, says Amy Kean, it's not you, it's them: the bullies and belittlers whose own pain compels them to spread torment like a virus. From a 15th century misogynist to an experience much closer to home, Kean examines how Imposter Syndrome isn't something you have, it's something you're given.
This month, in Amy Kean's ongoing series about culture within advertising, she examines the industry's obsession with - but lack of understanding about - TikTok. “It’s like Reddit or Mumsnet, but with fewer nazis and mums,” says one junior creative who thinks agencies are missing a social media trick.
This new series sees our Culture Editor, Amy Kean, talk to younger members of the industry about a range of topics. In her inaugural piece she asks junior creatives how the events of 2020 have affected them, if working from home has been a boon, and whether the industry is doing enough to support them.
In the first of an ongoing, monthly series about various aspects of culture and their impact on advertising, shots' Culture Editor Amy Kean talks to comedian Sooz Kempner about how to conduct yourself on social media and avoid being a Reply Guy, or worse...
Social media; enabler of free speech and global communication tool, but also harbinger of 'Reply Guys', spiralling depression, increasing suicide rates and 'angry, racist, sexist, red-faced Tommy Robinson fanboys'. Is it time social media was blocked?
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