Case Study: The Coca-Cola Company - Meet the Artisans

In celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day, we’d love to share a campaign with you that we created for The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative. The ambitious project is a commitment to economically empower 5 million women by 2020. What does this have to do with creativity and innovation? Take a look our video and you’ll understand just how much creativity plays a part in these women’s lives!

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In conversation with... Liz Unna

With the 21st April being Creativity and Innovation Day we spoke to Liz Unna, an award winning commercials and documentary director about her creative practice and processes and how she uses her creativity to tackle pressing societal issues.

Take a look at our interview with Liz below...

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Brand Spotlight: Aveda

Did you know that water pollution kills around 10,000 people across the globe every day? This equates to 3.6 million people every year.

April 22nd marks Earth Day, but for cosmetics company Aveda, a day isn’t enough. The brand have set aside the entire month of April to celebrate Aveda Earth Month and raise funds to protect our planet and the many people who call it home...

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Question Time: Grown Ups Need Not Apply

We like to think we're a pretty informed bunch at Marmalade but there's nothing like hearing the uncensored, authentically honest views of an 12-year-old to make you question your take on the world or give you a different perspective!

Today we're talking to Ted about what keeps him up at night, the future of technology and what would make the world just a little bit better.

Take it away Ted!

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In conversation with... Chris de Bode

Chris de Bode is a documentary and portrait photographer. He became interested in photography during his previous career as a professional climbing instructor. Following a trip to Palestine he decided to focus his work on humanitarian issues.

We speak to Chris about his photo Series 'I have a dream' which documents children's dreams worldwide and discuss with him the stories he has covered that have had a profound effect on him and the way he lives his life.

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Who's on our radar... SSE

In 2016, SSE (Scottish Energy Company) became the major sponsor of women’s football in Scotland, providing vital investment across women’s football and marking the energy company as an official partner of the Scotland Women’s National Team and title sponsor of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup. With Thursday 8th being International Women’s Day, we couldn’t think of a more important company to spotlight.

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In conversation with… Francesca Brown

‘I believe every disadvantage is an opportunity to create an advantage…’ so says Francesca Brown who founded the female football development programme Goals4Girls. The barriers she faced whilst being the only female footballer in her school led her to found the organisation, which empowers young women to increase their self-esteem and confidence through sports and education.

Francesca tells us about why she believes there has been a significant shift regarding the taboos around women in business and sport and why the advice her Grandmother gave her inspires her to never give up.

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In conversation with… Lynne Parker

The Funny Women Awards has been a launch pad for many talented comedians, writers and short filmmakers, putting applicants in front of the right people to accelerate their comedy career. Lynne Parker is the founder of the awards and Funny Women, a company which aims to help women find their voice through performing, writing and using humour in business and everyday life.

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In conversation with… Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie is the founder of The Stemettes, an award winning social enterprise that work across the UK & Ireland to support & encourage young women to choose science, technology, engineering and maths (collectively known as STEM) as careers.

Anne Marie tells us why Dame Stephanie Shirley is her role model and why she's hoping for a real digital revolution in our educational system and in the adult learning space.

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In conversation with... Helen Walbey

Helen Walbey is the founder of Recycle Scooters and the only woman in Wales to own a motorcycle salvage company. She is also the National Policy Chair for Health & Diversity at Federation for Small Business's and the Chair of Welsh Government Panel for Women’s Enterprise.

Helen tells us about the difficulties of being a female in the male dominated industry she works within and how networking has opened her eyes to the power of a supportive network of other women.

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Case study: TXA Utako Okamoto

Postpartum Haemorrhage (bleeding after giving birth) is the leading cause of maternal mortality, claiming the lives of over 100,000 women every year. Although predominately a problem facing the Third World, PPH remains a threat in many forms for new mothers everywhere.

With International Women’s Day being celebrated around the globe this week, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to highlight the life and work of an incredible (yet largely unknown) woman who created a drug that has the potential to save the lives of new mothers worldwide.

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Who's on our radar... Avon

One major brand that has had women at the heart of its purpose since conception, is Avon. A globally-recognised brand with over 6 million women representatives, their products are well known, but perhaps less so are their efforts in fighting domestic violence. Through the Avon Foundation for Women (founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families), domestic violence awareness and prevention has long been a foundation of their purpose.

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Case Study: FGM The Rose

This week marks 100 years since women’s suffrage, but also International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a horrific practice that unfortunately is still widespread today.

Determined to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation ‘within a generation’, Plan International UK tasked us with creating a provocative campaign that would raise awareness and inspire a deeper, more meaningful conversation with policy-makers and the public alike.

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Brand Spotlight on Aviva

As important as it is authentic, we’ve been inspired by Aviva’s embrace and celebration of team members who in many other organisations still feel inclined to hide a very important part of who they are. While a lot of brands are promoting equality and recognition of some of the major milestones that have been achieved in the advancement of LGBT+ rights in recent years, there is something particularly admirable in a company who are committed to creating change from the inside out through an inclusive culture that still does not exist in our wider work culture.

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In conversation with... Alex Rotas

Alex Rotas is a woman on a mission to fight ageism and ageist attitudes with her inspiring work photographing athletes in their 60s, 70s, right up to their 80s and 90s.

Through her work, Alex wants to remind us that becoming older doesn’t have to equate to frailty and ill-health (though the media may lead you to believe otherwise) – there are plenty of ‘lifey’ older people around who lead vibrant, joyful and active lives & hopes that her inspiring photography will force us to rethink our attitudes to ageing.

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Let Girls Be Girls - One woman's fight against FGM

Today is International Day of the Girl Child. Created by the United Nations, it is a day to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face every day and support girls’ progress all around the world. From education to child marriage, this day harnesses the dreams and potential of young girls’ that are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and a lack of equal opportunities.

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