Oystercatchers Club – 30th May

Marketing’s looming crisis: How to attract and nurture talent

Join us in conversation on 30th May, as Oystercatchers Club meets to discuss how the industry can attract and nurture the next generation of talent.

A mere 3% of recently surveyed 18-24 year olds see marketing as the best career option. STEM prioritisation on the core curriculum; waning industry reputation; reports of stagnant pay are all factors acerbating the problem.

Meanwhile, the creative industries sector contributed £91.8 billion GVA to the UK economy – bigger than the automotive, life sciences, aerospace, oil and gas sectors combined.

A conundrum: our industry is growing but its appeal to young people is dropping off the scale.

Where are we going wrong? And what are we doing to put this right – fast? Our next Oystercatchers Club evening will grapple with this issue from 6.15pm on Tuesday 30th May.

Our panellists include:
• Sir Anthony Seldon, Leading contemporary historian, educationalist, commentator and political author
• Zaid Al-Qassab, CMO, BT Group, responsible for 1,000 marketing & digital practitioners across the BT, EE & Plusnet brands
• Visha Naul, WACL Future Leader and Google/YouTube Marketer

If you are a senior client-side marketer and would like to join this critical debate on attracting and nurturing talent within the industry, please RSVP below. If you are an agency and would like to learn more about joining the Club, please fill in the form below and our Club Manager will get back to you shortly.

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When: 30th May from 6:15pm
Where: Central London (Please RSVP for the full address)
Dress: Business

Please use the form below to RSVP, or contact sam.jones@theoystercatchers.com