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Amy Kean

Amy Kean

Culture Editor

25th Oct 2021 Insight
Women vs. women: Is this the real reason we’ll never be equal?

Women vs. women: Is this the real reason we’ll never be equal?

From domineering nuns to tyrannical teachers, Amy Kean has been on the sharp end of other women's ire since her school days. But why are some women so quick to criticise others of their gender, and can prejudice, Queen Bee syndrome and the need for male approval be put aside so that gender equality can be achieved?

7th Sep 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.

31st Aug 2021 Insight
How not to... IPO

How not to... IPO

shots Culture Editor Amy Kean talks to Eliot Brown, the co-writer of The Cult of We, which covers the rise and disastrous fall of wework, the unbelievable antics of its founder, Adam Neumann, and "the great start-up delusion".

19th Aug 2021 Insight
The emperor’s new merch: why it’s time to get serious about professional psychopaths

The emperor’s new merch: why it’s time to get serious about professional psychopaths

From the dustbin blaze that was the Fyre Festival to WeWork's more recent woes, Amy Kean examines how CEOs with potentially psychopathic tendencies impact on their businesses, their staff and, eventually, on all of us.

29th Jul 2021 Insight
“At my signal, unleash hell”: Why industry outrage is pointless without action

“At my signal, unleash hell”: Why industry outrage is pointless without action

Social shaming and online outrage are this century's bloodsport. Fingers are pointed - sometimes erroneously - and behaviour is dissected but, argues Amy Kean, without action after the indignation then it's all pointless.

1st Jul 2021 Insight
How would young people ‘do’ diversity?

How would young people ‘do’ diversity?

Amy Kean explains how, after enlisting students from the University of Lincoln, she asked the industry’s future creatives to tackle the omnipresent threat of apathy towards inclusion at conferences and events.

22nd Jun 2021 Insight
How not to... age

How not to... age

In this episode of the ongoing series of video interviews, Culture Editor Amy Kean chats with Jane Evans and Carol Russell, co-authors of the recently released Invisible to Invaluable: Unleashing the Power of Midlife Women, about why midlife women are often overlooked and certainly underestimated.

17th Jun 2021 Insight
Toxic Workplace IPA: Why Mental Health First Aid hides the real emergency

Toxic Workplace IPA: Why Mental Health First Aid hides the real emergency

After last week's revelations around the working culture at BrewDog, Amy Kean examines why the move to appoint Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace isn't enough, and how things that sound good aren't necessarily doing good.

28th May 2021 Insight
Nil points and flag shaggers: Can Brand Britain ever recover?

Nil points and flag shaggers: Can Brand Britain ever recover?

It's said that pride comes before a fall and, as far as Amy Kean is concerned, Britain has fallen a long way. From its government of 'pantomime villains', its 'panel show mafia' and annihilation at this year's Eurovision, the proud nation of Britain is in sore need of a rebrand.

10th May 2021 Insight
How not to... treat graduates

How not to... treat graduates

In the ongoing series of video interviews Culture Editor Amy Kean chats with Jessica Kielstra and Nina Forbes about their recent experiment which examined the different ways in which the industry responds to male and female graduates.

6th May 2021 Insight
“Don’t call us girls!”: Six female creatives trying to fix the industry

“Don’t call us girls!”: Six female creatives trying to fix the industry

If a job's worth doing, sometimes you just have to do it yourself. That's what three young, female creative teams have decided as they look to reflect, redefine and rewrite an industry still struggling with issues of gender and equality. Amy Kean, herself no stranger to ad land horror stories, reports.

21st Apr 2021 Insight
The predictability of PinkyGate, and why women deserve a bloody apology

The predictability of PinkyGate, and why women deserve a bloody apology

A ‘discreet solution for pads and tampons’, invented by two men, throws further light on the lengths to which women are sometimes forced to go to appease men. Inspired by some apt quotes from Margartet Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Amy Kean says an apology would be more welcome than yet another bloody product.

Amy Kean

Amy Kean
Culture Editor