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Gabberish #6: The Age Issue

The sixth issue of Gabberish, creative therapy for creative minds, is out today exploring the issue of age

Gabberish #6: The Age Issue

The sixth issue of Gabberish, creative therapy for creative minds, is out today exploring the issue of Age. Featuring an interview with Cindy Gallop (pictured below left), founder and former chair of the US branch of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and now a powerhouse of activism on diversity in all its forms - including encouraging everyone in the industry to #sayyourage.

The issue also includes a fabulous essay from industry legend, Jane Evans, plus haikus, poetry, a rumination on age in art, confessions of a Gen X T Rex, a photo essay demonstrating just how much ad creatives can age in a single week and a look at how burnout in advertising kickstarted a career in shoe making. We also hear from young voices who are facing the momentous task of just starting out.


Cindy_gallop.jpgSays Siobhan Fitzgerald, Gabberish editor and M&C Saatchi Melbourne ACD: "On a selfish level, ageism in advertising should concern all of us. Age does not inhibit ability, creativity or innovation. A change of mindset is needed urgently around this issue, and if we don't act on it, we'll all be out on our butts before our mortgages are half way paid off."

Says Jess Lilley, Gabberish co-editor and CD at Leo Burnett Melbourne: "Much like periods in human history, our careers can be divided into ages - the Naïve Age, the Cynical Age, The Tired Age and, hopefully, The Wise Age. Unfortunately it's at this endpoint, when we've got all our wits about us, that we find our employment most precarious. It's vital for our culture, for our young people to learn, and ultimately for our work, to make room for people across all the ages."

Gabberish_PR_Logo-thumb-400x224-282108.jpgGabberish puts out new issues monthly(ish).

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